PDO: PHP Data Objects

Saturday, March 30th, 2013

Elijah did a great job presenting the basics on using PDO and how it can help you secure your code last Tuesday.
Next month I’ll be demoing how to set up your (local) development environment to use XDebug for debugging code within your IDE. I’ll use PHPStorm, but it can be done about the same with PHPEclipse.

Nginx Presentation

Friday, October 26th, 2012

Here is my Nginx presentation from Tuesday.

July Meeting – MongoDB

Monday, July 2nd, 2012

OpenShift, a PAAS run by Redhat, will be presenting at this month’s meeting.

Mobilize Your MongoDB! Developing iPhone and Android Apps in the Cloud: This is a technical how-to session on how to develop iPhone and Android apps with PHP + MongoDB backends for the cloud. Grant will feature an app he wrote called Beershift and take you through the mobile development process.

If you’re interested in NoSQL databases or web services for mobile applications, this sound like it’ll be good for you.

OOP Presentation

Sunday, May 6th, 2012

Finally got Evan’s OOP presentation uploaded.  Enjoy!

jQuery Plugins Presentation

Saturday, October 2nd, 2010

We had a great presentation from Eric on Tuesday showing us a ton of jQuery plugins.  Here’s the list, so have fun!

“tipTip”
simple tool tip plugin
http://code.drewwilson.com/entry/tiptip-jquery-plugin

Please note, with tipTip, there is an IE bug that will cause the background of the tip to be transparent.   Adding the following to the CSS code will fix it:

#tiptip_content {
...
       background-color: rgba(25,25,25,0.92) !important;
       background-color: rgb(25,25,25);
...
}

“Flexigrid”
cool grid that is easy to use and looks good. But it doesn’t do editing.
http://www.flexigrid.info/
http://code.google.com/p/flexigrid/

“jqgrid”
a very full featured grid. still in development (not abandoned). not quite as simple to use as flexi but it does more.
http://www.trirand.com/jqgridwiki/doku.php

“jQuery Notes”
cool photo tagging like facebook
http://jquery-notes.rydygel.de/samples.php

“fancybox”
a slick looking lightbox. Unlike many it can display almost anything in the box.
http://fancybox.net/

lightbox
Another lightbox
http://leandrovieira.com/projects/jquery/lightbox/

jplayer
Utilizes flash or HTML5 audio tag to show a nice styled audio player.
http://www.happyworm.com/jquery/jplayer/

form plugin
Allows you to easily create ajax-ified forms.
http://jquery.malsup.com/form/

jCarousel
An image carousel.
http://sorgalla.com/projects/jcarousel/

Farbtastic
A non-scary color picker
http://acko.net/dev/farbtastic

Or here’s a colorpicker that’s more developer/designer-friendly
http://www.eyecon.ro/colorpicker/

A star-rater
http://www.m3nt0r.de/devel/raterDemo/

Keyboard-navigation
http://mike-hostetler.com/jquery-keyboard-navigation-plugin

Fullcalendar
A nice google-calendar-like calendar complete with event editing
http://arshaw.com/fullcalendar/

Nice form-tweaker to show labels inside form fields until they click on the field
http://www.csskarma.com/blog/sliding-labels-v2/

gmap
Google maps via jquery
http://gmap.nurtext.de/

jQueryUI
A nice suite of widgets with good theming capabilities
http://jqueryui.com/demos
Don’t forget to check out ThemeRoller, which can easily create styles for you.
http://jqueryui.com/themeroller/

The definitive jquery plugins list
http://plugins.jquery.com/

And to wrap up, a few articles listing a bunch of other plugins (some of them already mentioned here)
http://speckyboy.com/2010/03/01/25-amazing-and-fresh-jquery-plugins/
http://www.noupe.com/ajax/37-more-shocking-jquery-plugins.html
http://www.tutorial9.net/resources/22-beautiful-jquery-plugins-for-web-designers/
http://www.tuttoaster.com/41-remarkable-and-useful-jquery-plugins/
http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2010/04/27/45-useful-jquery-techniques-and-plugins/

Setting Up Zend Framework 1.9

Wednesday, August 26th, 2009

I did a presentation at the meeting last night about setting up the latest Zend Framework and using Zend_Tool to create a project.  Unfortunately, I did not have a database prepared beforehand to use.  I will work on some accompanying code to go with the presentation next week and will post it when it’s ready.

Download Presentation (odf format…use openoffice to view)

View presentation at SlideShare

Preventing Cross Site Scripting (XSS) – May 2009 Presentation

Monday, March 30th, 2009

ZendCon 2008

Wednesday, September 24th, 2008

I presented tonight my findings from ZendCon 2008…mostly my notes from different sessions I attended in powerpoint form, but there were interesting tools I found while there, including phpUnderControl, monyog, and flex.  I’ve grabbed a bunch of presentations and put them in one spot for anyone who wants them.  Presentations are here.

Zend Framework & Doctrine

Friday, June 27th, 2008

A few months ago, I did a presentation at the meeting on putting together a MVC framework containing pieces of Zend Framework and Doctrine.  Originally conceived by Cory Powers and myself, the result is named Crystal Core.  The slide show presentation can be found here.

Crystal can be checked out via Subversion from here.

If you have any questions about the project or want to help out, please contact me through my website.

azPHP Site Update

Tuesday, June 24th, 2008

We’ve switched our site over to WordPress to make keeping it up to date easier. Let us know if you are missing anything really important.

Oh and we did the upgrade during this month’s meeting. If you’re not here you’re missing a lot of fun.