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Boston PHP Northeast Conference Call for Papers Closing!

The Boston PHP Northeast Conference’s Call for Papers will be closing on Thursday, April 12th so be sure to get your talk submissions in before then! The conference will be taking place on Saturday, August 11th and Sunday, August 12th at Microsoft’s NERD Center in Cambridge, MA and will be focused around four tracks: Core [...]

Boston PHP Northeast Conference

I’m excited to be able to announce that the first ever Boston PHP Northeast Conference will be taking place on Saturday, August 11th and Sunday, August 12th at Microsoft’s NERD Center in Cambridge, MA. This regional event is intended for PHP beginners, enthusiasts, and professionals alike. The current plan is to have four tracks: Core [...]

Intermediate PHP

At last night’s Burlington, Vermont PHP Users Group meeting I gave an Intermediate PHP talk where I discussed working with arrays, functions, and objects. You can view the presentation on SlideShare or see the code examples on GitHub. A big thanks to Matthew Weier O’Phinney for helping to put together the presentation (unfortunately he was [...]

New Features in PHP 5.3

At tonight’s Burlington, Vermont PHP Users Group meeting I will be presenting on New Features in PHP 5.3. My talk will cover the primary new features including namespaces, late static binding, and closures. I’ll also talk about the newly bundled extensions, improvements to existing extensions, and some of the new syntax that is available. New [...]

Vermont Code Camp

This year’s Vermont Code Camp will be on Saturday, September 11th, 2010 at Kalkin Hall on the University of Vermont campus. Last year’s event was a big success with 85 attendees and 19 sessions and this one promises to be even bigger and better! The second annual Vermont Code Camp will be a full day [...]

PHP Users Group Survey

I recently surveyed the Burlington, VT PHP Users Group to get an idea of what motivates people to be involved with the group. I got the idea from a blog post on the top 7 reasons why people join a user group community. This was certainly not a scientific survey and there were only 16 [...]

Burlington, VT PHP Picnic

On Sunday, August 15th the Burlington, Vermont PHP Users Group will be hosting a PHP Picnic. From the description: The Burlington, Vermont PHP Users Group invites you to join us for a picnic at Oakledge Park. All are welcome but we’d like to extend a special invitation to members of other local technology user groups. [...]

CouchDB 1.0 Released

Apache CouchDB is a free/open source RESTful JSON document (NoSQL) database with map reduce views and peer-based replication. Version 1.0 was just released today and is 300% faster than the previous version and includes Microsoft Windows support, an authentication system, and flexible replicator options. The New York Times, ReadWriteEnterprise and InfoWorld covered the release. Couchio [...]

Document Databases

At tomorrow’s Burlington, VT PHP Users Group meeting Matthew Weier O’Phinney will be giving a presentation on Document Databases. From the meeting description: NoSQL has become a new buzzword in web development—but what is it, exactly? We’ll look at the big picture to identify what types of NoSQL solutions exist, what sorts of problems they [...]

Magento Roundtable

Next week’s Burlington, VT PHP Users Group meeting will be a Magento Roundtable discussion. From the meeting description: Over the last year, Magento has increased in popularity as a viable open source eCommerce platform for the mid to large scale online retailer. This rapid growth has lead to many questions on what has been fixed, what [...]