July 6 – Lightning Talks and Open Source Hack Night

Come join us Wednesday night for an evening of lightning talks.

Eric Poe will give a short talk beforehand on the latest news in PHP-land from last month. Russ Lownie will give an introduction to PHPExcel.

After the talks, we will take a look at a handful of open source projects and look at ways we can help them out by contributing to their documentation and code.

After the talks and event, please rate the overall meeting and the talks.

Light refreshments will be served.

We will meet at 6pm, July 6, at Stowers Institute in KCMO. Free visitor parking in the parking garage will be available.

An RSVP is appreciated via Meetup.

June 1 – PHP Generators

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.

After the talks, please rate the overall meeting and the talks.

Light refreshments will be served.

We will meet at 6pm, June 1, at Stowers Institute in KCMO. Free visitor parking in the parking garage will be available.

An RSVP is appreciated via Meetup.

Open Source Opportunity

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.

May 4 – Writing Better Code with the New PHP 7

Please join us for a preview of the PHP 7 talk that Joseph Maxwell will be giving at php[tek] in a few weeks in St. Louis.

Eric Poe will give a short talk beforehand on the latest news in PHP-land from last month.

After the talks, please rate the overall meeting and the talks.

Light refreshments will be served.

We will meet at 6pm, May 4, at Stowers Institute in KCMO. Free visitor parking in the parking garage will be available.

An RSVP is appreciated via Meetup.

March 2 – Mini PHP Conference Edition

We are pleased to announce that two of our members will be presenting talks this year at various PHP conferences. Please join us for a preview of some of their talks!

John Kary will give a presentation on replacing loops with functional features in PHP. This is the talk that he will be giving at Midwest PHP and at Lone Star PHP.

Joseph Maxwell will give a preview of his OAuth2 talk that he will be giving versions of at Lone Star PHP and php[tek].

Eric Poe will give a short talk beforehand on the latest news in PHP-land from last month.

After the talks, please rate the overall meeting and the talks.

Light refreshments will be served.

We will meet at 6pm, March 2, at Stowers Institute in KCMO. Free visitor parking in the parking garage will be available.

An RSVP is appreciated via Meetup.

February 3, 2016 – Grav Flat-File CMS

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.

After the talks, please rate the overall meeting and the talks.

Light refreshments will be served.

We will meet at 6pm, February 3, at Stowers Institute in KCMO. Free visitor parking in the parking garage will be available.

An RSVP is appreciated via Meetup.

January 6, 2016 – What’s New in PHP

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.

After the talks, please rate the overall meeting and the talks.

Light refreshments will be served.

We will meet at 6pm, January 6, at Stowers Institute in KCMO. Free visitor parking in the parking garage will be available.

An RSVP is appreciated via Meetup.

Three PHP Frameworks Compared/Contrasted

IBM DeveloperWorks has posted the first part of a five-part series on three PHP frameworks: Zend Framework, symfony, and CakePHP. In this series, the author will build a web application using each of the three frameworks.

Part I: Getting Started
Part II: Building the application in each of the frameworks – compare and contrast.
Part III: Weaknesses in each of the frameworks when extending the application
Part IV: AJAX support
Part V: Working outside of the frameworks