Some things we discussed today:
Great networking opportunities of in KC
Major Updates in the PHP world:
We had lots of great conversations that didn’t necessarily have a “link” to go along with it. If you didn’t go, you should have been there! If you did thanks for the great discussions!!
If you have things you want to make sure people know, be sure to add it to the comments below!
Red Nova Labs
4830 Rainbow Blvd
Westwood, KS 66205
I wanted to thank our new friends at Red Nova Labs for hosting our meeting in October! We will still be meeting at 2:30pm on the third Saturday, but this time in the city of Westwood!
They have generously agreed to open their doors to us–even for our usual Saturday time slot! Just park in the lot across 49th street, walk in the front door and down the steps–you can’t miss it!
Be sure to check this website or the meetup page in the months to come for details on our meeting location.
Brian Geraghty gave a great, in-depth talk on techniques you can use while developing your software to improve it’s security. These aren’t just the “usual” linup either. Personally, I’ve used his trim($s) === ” trick at least a dozen times since I saw this. Be sure to check it out if you missed it, and check his “Part 2″ in September!
I did my best to fill in for @johnkary this month. PHP Features, framework releases, free skill building opportunities, and more. This month, in “Last Month in PHP.”
Most people who actively work with PHP every day rarely confine themselves to just PHP.
PHP Developers have access to a nearly dizzying array of tools, packages, language features, QA tools and countless frameworks and styles to develop with. In this Tour of the PHP Ecosystem, long time PHP enthusiast Dan Holmes will attempt to highlight many of the projects and developments that have come of age in recent years.
Whether you have long settled on one particular style or framework for development, or just looking at PHP for the first time, we are sure you will spot something fresh you hadn’t seen before.
More talks from John Kary are at http://johnkary.net/talks
Wow! What a great turnout! It was so nice to see all the familiar faces, and some new faces too!
We kicked off with a great impromptu talk on “free code reviews” – and why we don’t do them.
After introductions, we began discussing consuming SOAP services. We discussed options for generating classes to map the wsdl’s, or use existing php libraries for talking with the services.
- Installing/using binary extensions like the db2, oci, compiling your own php, etc.
- What options would a developer have in ZendFramework to implement ACL down in the model (despite it being not the best idea)
- How does Symfony2 use the Reflection class to read annotations
- For security audits, how important is it to upgrade to the latest PHP version?
- How do you inspire the younger generation to become developers? Maker Culture? Gaming? CodeAcademy? How to find that thing that is exciting to kids (with a walk down memory lane as to what inspired us)?
- Michael O’Connell came to tell us that Digital Evolution Group is looking for PHP developers. You can apply online at http://bit.ly/zPf8s1
Lots of great discussions!! Hope to see you all next month!