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  • wade 16:42 on Thursday, 25 September 2008 Permalink | Log in to leave a Comment  

    Ryan Stewart from Adobe on AMF and Flex 

    For our October meeting, Ryan Stewart, a technical evangelist with Adobe will present on AMF and Flex. Rich Internet applications (RIAs) are everywhere. With Web businesses like Google and Yahoo! and brick and mortar companies like Harley Davidson and Sherwin Williams embracing RIAs for their online presence, the media buzz is giving way to the reality of a better Internet.

    Adobe has recently contributed AMF support to the Zend Framework, allowing PHP developers to easily build Rich Internet Applications using Flex and Adobe AIR that interact with a PHP backend.

    Ryan will give an introduction to Adobe Flex and Adobe AIR, and will walk through how to create a Flex application powered by PHP and the Zend Framework. Working with Zend Studio for Eclipse, and Flex Builder (an Eclipse plugin), Ryan will demonstrate how to build, debug and deploy applications built with Adobe Flex, and how to have these same applications run on the desktop using the Adobe AIR runtime.

    With this knowledge, developers will be able to easily build rich Internet applications that combine data from PHP and rich media like audio and video into a compelling application.

  • mindjuju 8:34 on Monday, 15 September 2008 Permalink | Log in to leave a Comment  

    PHP + PGSQL (combined UPHPU and UDBUG) 

    September’s meeting is going to be on PHP and PostgreSQL. Databases play an integral part of what we do as PHP programmers. Using the right database and schema is critical to scalability and what functionality we can offer our clients.

    For this meeting we will have 2 speakers, Joseph Scott and Joshua Tolley. Joseph will be focusing on using Postgres in a PHP environment. Joshua will be presenting on “that other open source database”. His presentation will cover several interesting and useful PostgreSQL features that make it an excellent choice for situations that would often include MySQL or another database. It will also address common misconceptions about PostgreSQL, as well as some of its deficiencies. Time permitting, the presentation will demonstrate getting started with PostgreSQL.

    Ray Hunter of Toro Systems will be sponsoring this meeting along with swag from the UTOS conference. Heck, might even throw in a week long guest pass for Team Fortress 2.

    Last but not least, if for nothing else, come join us for the UPHPU afterhours party at Applebees after the meeting. We usually get there around 8:45 and stay until 1a or so.

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