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  • wade 10:40 on Monday, 26 November 2007 Permalink | Log in to leave a Comment  

    404 car not found 

    Randy and Aaron, of NorthTemple.com (the blog of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saint’s design group), pulled up behind a vehicle with a humorous license plate this morning on the way into the office.


  • wade 15:31 on Thursday, 15 November 2007 Permalink | Log in to leave a Comment  

    Rich Internet Applications with PHP, REST and ExtJS 

    For our November meeting, Alvaro Carrasco will be presenting on Building Rich Internet Applications with PHP, REST and ExtJS.

    Rich Internet Applications, or RIA for short, are applications that are still web based, but that have interaction with servers. These applications are built with special attention to human interaction, that is, they feel like desktop applications. Having attended a previous presentation from Alvaro, I can honestly say that he is a master at this.

    About the presentation, Alvaro says the following:

    “Building Rich Internet Applications with PHP, REST, and ExtJs. ExtJs is an extremely powerful UI toolkit for the web. It lets us create incredible desktop-like GUIs that work flawlessly on IE, Firefox, Safari, and Opera without the need of plugins, just pure Javascript and CSS. It doesn’t depend on any specific server-side technology either, just a way to communicate with the server (XML, JSON, etc). Since we all enjoy writing PHP, we can use it to perform the actual work and communicate to the GUI using REST services. This combination of technologies makes writing cool web applications a joy. And of course, it’s all open source.

    This presentation will be broadcast as usual, please go to on Thursday @7p to hear. Questions through IRC.

    Download an audio recording of this presentation, the slide deck, and some sample code.

  • wade 23:08 on Sunday, 11 November 2007 Permalink | Log in to leave a Comment  

    UOSF sponsors Geek Paintball game 

    Utah Open Source Foundation and Tier Four are hosting a paintball game for all computer geeks in Utah.

    “The games will be pick up style, with matches pitting language, distro, and other hot topics against each other. Training will be held before each round and safety will be discussed. Paintball markers will be available onsite or by reservation with JT Paintball Rentals starting at $10. Tier Four will be providing 15 cases, yes that’s right 15 cases of marballizer paint and make it available to all that come until its gone. More paint should be available for sale, or you should bring your own just in case.”

    The event will be held at the DesertEdge Practice Field on Saturday, 17 November 2007 from 10:00 to 14:00. RSVP to participate@utos.org.

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