Come join us Wednesday night for David Stanley‘s talk: “Generators: Not just for keeping the lights on.” Generators were introduced in PHP 5.5 with the yield keyword. David has some great insight into good uses for this special feature.
Eric Poe will give a short talk beforehand on the latest news in PHP-land from last month.
If you would like to help out an open-source project but don’t know where to start, check out the Fourth Symfony Docs Hack Day on Saturday, May 21 from 2:00 AM CDT to 2:00 PM CDT (Note: you do not need to be active in this for the entire 12 hours).
If you’ve never contributed to open source before, this is a great way to start! Check out the introduction mini-workshop, hang out on #symfony-docs (on FreeNode on IRC) before and during the event, and do what you can to contribute. This is a low-pressure event and all involved want to help you contribute in the best way that you can.
Grav is a dynamic flat-file CMS written in PHP. Come join us Wednesday evening, Feb 3, to hear from Andrew Koebbe as he gives a presentation on Grav. Eric Poe will give a short talk beforehand on the latest news in PHP-land from last month.
PHP 7 is a month old and already it’s up to version 7.0.1. This is the first major version release in a little over a decade for PHP. Come join us Wednesday evening, Jan 6, to hear from Joseph Maxwell what’s new in PHP 7. Eric Poe will give a short talk beforehand on the latest news in PHP-land from last month.
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I’m kicking around the idea of developing an introduction to PHP series along the lines of the Ruby on Rails and Python classes being held over at Kauffman Labs. This would likely be outside of our normal User Group schedule, so don’t think we still couldn’t touch on any of these in our group sometime.
The point of the series would be get new developers up to speed by writing something useful. I could see it even being used to show off PHP as the perfect platform for any level of developer to get something out their quickly, but leave them with enough foundation they could build for the long haul as well.
I’d love to hear some of your thoughts on technology choices in PHP for such a series. I haven’t taught a formal intro PHP class since Smarty was the hot new thing, so I could really use your help. There are just so many really great options to choose from. I’d love to hear of first-hand experiences, but any ideas will be appreciated.