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  • wade 19:46 on Wednesday, 14 December 2011 Permalink | Log in to leave a Comment  

    Blazing Data with Redis 

    For our December meeting, Justin Carmony will present on “Blazing Data with Redis.” There are several solutions about in the “NoSQL” realm, and I’ll be honest, Redis is one of my favorites. Redis is an open source, advanced key-value store. It is often referred to as a data structure server since keys can contain strings, hashes, lists, sets and sorted sets.

    What is great about Redis is just how fast it is. In order to achieve its outstanding performance, Redis works with an in-memory dataset. Depending on your use case, you can persist it either by dumping the dataset to disk every once in a while, or by appending each command to a log.

    So come down and learn the basics of Redis, whether using it as an advanced cache alternative to Memcached, a queueing system, a data store, or anything where you would benefit from high performance reads and writes.

     
  • wade 10:56 on Monday, 14 November 2011 Permalink | Log in to leave a Comment  

    Designing with Scalability Platforms in Mind 

    For our November meeting, Joseph Brower will be visiting from Idaho to present about scalability platforms. As usual, we’ll follow it with our Applebee’s aftermeeting. We look forward to seeing you there!

    As the hype around the “cloud” continues to grow, the importance of understanding how it works becomes more and more relevant. This presentation will provide an overview of how an application should be designed to ensure that it can scale well. The presentation will start with an explanation of how some cloud services work followed by things to consider when designing your application to up scale. We’ll finish the presentation (time pending) with a demonstration of a cloud driven work flow and end with a Q/A period.

    The presentation will be given with the assumption that the people listening are familiar with PHP development, along with version control systems.

     
  • wade 10:43 on Monday, 17 October 2011 Permalink | Log in to leave a Comment  

    Scale or Fail – Give your App the Speed it Needs in the Cloud! 

    For our October meeting, Grant Shipley, from Redhat, will be flying in from North Carolina to tell us about deploying PHP on ec2 using openshift, and a little about http://www.follw.it which is a site he created using Code Igniter, and why I chose PHP over Java for the follw.it site, despite being a Java developer for over 10 years.

    Whether you have one or a million visitors accessing your web app, they are all going to demand a great user experience regardless of what it takes for you to deliver it. This invariably means quick page loads and fast response times every single time. When things go south, you just throw more hardware at the problem and increase your caches and buffers, right? Wrong. Toss in an infrastructure that resides on the cloud and now you’ve got a really interesting problem on your hands. I’ll leave the marketecure slides at the door, this is a hands-on technical talk in which we’ll deploy an application to the cloud and then turn up the heat by leveraging the right mix of elasticity and auto-sclaing.

    Grant Shipley is an OpenShift PaaS Evangelist at Red Hat focused on cloud technologies. Prior to that, Grant was a Manager of Software Development with responsibilities over the http://www.redhat.com website and supporting infrastructure. Grant has over 10 years of software development experience focusing on Java and PHP. In his free time, he contributes to several open source projects including Media Portal and http://www.follw.it as well as developing iOS applications. Grant has been using Linux on a daily basis since 1994 and is active in the FOSS community.

     
  • wade 12:57 on Thursday, 1 September 2011 Permalink | Log in to leave a Comment  

    Scale or Fail – Give your App the Speed it Needs in the Cloud! 

    For our October meeting, Grant Shipley, from Redhat, will be flying in from North Carolina to
    tell us about deploying PHP on ec2 using openshift, and a little about http://www.follw.it which is a site he created using Code Igniter, and why he chose PHP over Java for the follw.it site, despite being a Java developer for over 10 years.

    Whether you have one or a million visitors accessing your web app,
    they are all going to demand a great user experience regardless of
    what it takes for you to deliver it. This invariably means quick page
    loads and fast response times every single time. When things go south,
    you just throw more hardware at the problem and increase your caches
    and buffers, right? Wrong. Toss in an infrastructure that resides on
    the cloud and now you’ve got a really interesting problem on your
    hands. I’ll leave the marketecure slides at the door, this is a
    hands-on technical talk in which we’ll deploy an application to the
    cloud and then turn up the heat by leveraging the right mix of
    elasticity and auto-sclaing.

    Grant Shipley is an OpenShift PaaS Evangelist at Red Hat focused on
    cloud technologies. Prior to that, Grant was a Manager of Software
    Development with responsibilities over the http://www.redhat.com website and
    supporting infrastructure. Grant has over 10 years of software
    development experience focusing on Java and PHP. In his free time, he
    contributes to several open source projects including Media Portal and
    http://www.follw.it as well as developing iOS applications. Grant has been
    using Linux on a daily basis since 1994 and is active in the FOSS
    community.

     
  • wade 12:55 on Thursday, 1 September 2011 Permalink | Log in to leave a Comment  

    FBI recruiter and PHP Security 

    For our September meeting, first, we’ll have a brief presentation from a visitor from the FBI to discuss tech opportunities within their organization. Then, the main event will be Steve Meyers presenting on PHP Security. We will be giving away more UTOS Raffle Tickets.

     
    • jmalan 0:15 on Friday, 30 September 2011 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      I wish I wouldn’t have missed this meeting. Will there be a followup meeting or are there notes from it somewhere?

  • wade 12:26 on Monday, 18 July 2011 Permalink | Log in to leave a Comment  

    PHP profiling 

    For our July meeting, Justin Carmony will be teaching us some of his tips, tricks, and techniques for doing performance profiling and optimization in PHP applications. Our meeting is at 7pm on Thursday, July 21, at Center7 Networks’ Bluffdale data center, and after the meeting everyone is welcome to join us at the Draper Applebees.

    If you have something you’d be willing to present at a future meeting, please let me know and we’ll get you on the schedule.

     
  • wade 11:40 on Thursday, 12 May 2011 Permalink | Log in to leave a Comment  

    Frameworks and content management 

    For our May meeting, Wade Shearer will present on frameworks and content management. He will be giving a presentation on a custom system that he developed.

    Note that we will be meeting at our new (old) location, Center 7‘s new data center in Bluffdale (the old LinuxNetworx building). ID will be required for admittance.

     
  • wade 9:28 on Wednesday, 6 April 2011 Permalink | Log in to leave a Comment  

    New meeting location, starting in May 

    Center 7, a gracious sponsor for several years has offered to bring us back home to the old Linux Networx building in Bluffdale. Center 7 purchased the building recently and added it to their list of data centers along the Wasatch Front. You might have read in the news a few months back about Twitter hosting their service (at least in part) from there. Feedback indicates that the location is more convenient for most of the group.

     
    • clintonb11 9:37 on Thursday, 21 April 2011 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Wade. I work for a company called Idea Partnership which is a small incubator for web start-ups. This building would also be available for meeting in the future. We are located at 4770 S. 900 E. If in the future you need something more between downtown and draper, let me know.

  • wade 10:44 on Monday, 21 February 2011 Permalink | Log in to leave a Comment
    Tags: html5 video ogv   

    I’m converting video for HTML5. I’ve been using Miro Video Converter. It’s works great, except that the OGV files it produces aren’t working in Firefox. I’m not sure if it’s a weakness with the converter or the source file (I’m converting FLVs). I tried FireFogg and the file it produced works and, interestingly, is half the size.

     
  • wade 13:03 on Sunday, 20 February 2011 Permalink | Log in to leave a Comment  

    There’s a new conversation happening at uphpu.org. You asked. I listened. I’ve upgraded to the P2 WordPress theme. It’s all hopped-up on ajax and social juice. Everyone can now post directly from the home page and comment inline anywhere on the site. A customized version of P2 is forthcoming, but we might was well start enjoying the benefits of this platform in the meantime.

    I have deleted all user accounts with zero posts so that we may start fresh. So, if you haven’t posted or comments on uphpu.org previously, you’ll need to create a new account.

     
    • justincarmony 13:09 on Sunday, 20 February 2011 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Thanks Wade! Site looks nice and looking forward to using it. :)

    • bluewaves 13:40 on Sunday, 20 February 2011 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Does your group meet together anywhere? I’d like to go if you do.

    • wade 13:49 on Sunday, 20 February 2011 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      We meet on the Third Thursday of each month at Code Greene in Salt Lake. More info here.

    • smithworx 13:54 on Sunday, 20 February 2011 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      This is pretty slick! Nice work Wade.

    • Michael Jones 14:16 on Sunday, 20 February 2011 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Very nicely done.

    • smfop 15:15 on Sunday, 20 February 2011 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      phew .. just got a ‘You have been denied’ message from the mailing list. Glad its just from cleaning house .. I’ve been on the list for many many moons and its been very helpful.

    • zephenryus 1:13 on Monday, 21 February 2011 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Nice stuff.

    • josephscott 9:47 on Monday, 21 February 2011 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Looks good.

      WPS – time to sign up for gravatar :-)

      The ‘Subscribe To Comments’ plugin can be really handy as well, for those that want to follow a specific post/thread without having to subscribe to the whole comments feed.

    • beandog 17:52 on Tuesday, 22 February 2011 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      I’m only here to meet chicks.

    • redroy 13:58 on Tuesday, 8 March 2011 Permalink | Log in to Reply

      Awesomesauce.

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