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April 2013 Meeting

PRESENTATION: Your app has an identity. Now give it a pulse. Presentation by Robert Swarthout, ShootProof.com (@robertswarthout) Now that you have put hundreds of hours of work into your application and it is all up and running, it’s time to figure out what really is happening under the hood. Sure, […]

March 2013 Special Event – PHPUnit Best Practices with Sebastian Bergmann

SPECIAL PRESENTATION: PHPUnit Best Practices Presentation by: Sebastian Bergmann NOTE DATE & DAY – This special event is in addition to our regular meetings, so note that this takes place on Monday, March 25th. While PHPUnit is not difficult to set up and writing tests with it is easy, […]

March 2013 Meeting

PRESENTATION: Top Ten List: PHP and Web Application Performance NOTE NEW LOCATION – Hypepotamus (see http://atlantaphp.org/directions/) Presentation by Brian DeShong, CrowdTwist, Inc. (@bdeshong) After working with PHP and web applications for 12 years, Brian has stored quite a few tricks up his sleeve. In this talk, he will cover […]

February 2013 Meeting

PRESENTATION: How Sysadmins View Your Stinking Code NOTE NEW LOCATION – Hypepotamus (see http://atlantaphp.org/directions/) Presentation by Shawn Stratton, Discovery Communications, Inc. (@mfacenet) As a systems administrator, the focus on how an application is supposed to work and what makes it run is different than as a developer. We’ll take […]

January 2013 Meeting

PRESENTATION: Current Trends of the PHP and Open Source Job Market NOTE NEW LOCATION – Hypepotamus (see http://atlantaphp.org/directions/) Food Sponsored by: Thompson Technologies Presentation by Ari Waller, Vice President of Recruiting, Thompson Technologies The presentation will be an overview of the current employment market and outlook specifically for PHP […]

December 2012 Meeting

Multi-tasking in PHP Presentation by: Jonathon Hill (@compwright) When it comes to multi-tasking and interacting with the operating system, PHP is no lightweight. In this talk we’ll explore PHP’s little-known POSIX, Process Control, and Semaphore extensions and show you how to introduce a parallel dimension to your applications. About Jonathon: […]

November 2012 Meeting

The Magical World of Gearman Presentation by: Brian Moon (@brianlmoon) Food Sponsored by: Thompson Technologies Gearman is a simple and robust tool for distributing asynchronous or offline work across a large number of worker boxes. Gearman will let you run a simple asynchronous task in only a few lines of […]

October 2012 Meeting

A History of Everything – why you should be recording everything that happens in your application Presentation by: Jacob Terry (@jerkob) Even if your users don’t want a full “audit trail” of activity, even if you aren’t interested in doing a newsfeed, recording user actions in your application can be […]

AtlantaPHP “100th Monthiversary” Celebration

We’re proud to announce that we’re celebrating our “100th Monthiversary” – our 100th monthly meeting – on Thursday, September 6th from 6pm to 9pm! We’re planning a cookout with plenty of social time and will have Kevin Roberts presenting Pecha-Kucha style on the eight and a half year history of […]

August 2012 Meeting

Object Oriented PHP Concepts for Everyday Programming Presentation by: John Anderson, variux.com John will discuss introductory OOP concepts, including classes, methods and variable types and will explain some of the benefits and usage practices for code reuse. He will also demonstrate a few utility classes for database access and user […]

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