Tag Archives: PHP

Load Balancing with Apache

At last night’s Burlington, Vermont PHP Users Group meeting I gave a presentation on Load Balancing with Apache: Load Balancing with Apache View more presentations from Bradley Holt I’ve posted the example configuration files for reference. Basic load balancing: Sticky sessions in PHP: Create your own sticky sessions: Route based on HTTP method: Distributed load […]

Voices of the ElePHPant

Cal Evans, PHP community member extraordinaire, has started a new podcast called Voices of the ElePHPant. The podcast is a series of short “interviews with the people that are making the PHP community special.” So far, Cal has interviewed ten different members of the PHP community: Jeremy Kendall, Anna Filina, Matthew Turland, Paul M. Jones, […]

Big Data and APIs for PHP Developers

If you’re in Austin, Texas for SXSW Interactive, be sure to check out the Big Data and APIs for PHP Developers Workshop that I’m curating. The Workshop speakers will be Julie Steele, Laura Thomson, Eli White, Dennis Yang, and David Zülke. The session will be on Monday, March 14, 2011 from 11am to 1:30pm at […]

CouchDB at New York PHP

Last night I gave a presentation on CouchDB at the New York PHP User Group. I talked about the basics of CouchDB, its JSON documents, its RESTful API, writing and querying MapReduce views, using CouchDB from within PHP, and scaling. The talk was broadcast and recorded on Ustream. A big thanks to New York PHP […]

Speaking at SXSW Interactive 2011

I will be speaking at SXSW Interactive 2011. My talk will be a solo presentation on Zend Framework 2.0 and PHP 5.3 Web Applications. A big thanks to everyone who voted for my talk in the panel picker! I’ll be giving a preview of this talk at DC PHP on February 9th and at New […]

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 […]

Domain-Driven Design Immersion Class

I just wrapped up a four day Domain-Driven Design Immersion class with Eric Evans (author of Domain-Driven Design) and Paul Rayner. The class was put on by Eric’s company, Domain Language. If you’re looking for training or consulting in Domain-Driven Design, I highly recommend that you get in touch with them. I’d like to share […]

Immutable Value Objects in PHP

Yesterday I tweeted: Modern object-oriented programming languages need support for immutable Value Objects. #DDD The “DDD” in that tweet stands for Domain-Driven Design. There were several interesting responses to this tweet. Kevin Schroeder thought that it made a lot of sense but pointed out that “need” was a bit of a strong word. I should […]