Sessions at PHP UK Conference 2010 about PHP

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  • 'In search of...' - integrating site search systems

    by Ian Barber

    Despite being a key method of navigation on many sites, search functionality often gets the short end of the stick in development, either by handing the job over to Google or just enabling full text search on the appropriate column in the database. In this talk we will look at how full text search actually works, how to integrate local text search engines into your PHP application, and how it's possible to actually provide better and more relevant results than Google itself, at least for your own site.

  • AntiPHPatterns

    by Stefan Priebsch

    It ain't right, just because others do it. Identified by reviewing the code of various well-known open source PHP applications, this session presents the most extensively used antipatterns - counterproductive design patterns - in the PHP world. You will learn what is wrong with each example, and why. We will analyse alternative solutions and discuss their advantages and disadvantages.

  • Cloud computing for PHP using the Windows Azure SDK

    by Rob Allen

    This session covers the basics of how one can develop a PHP application that can be deployed to Windows Azure, using the Eclipse tools for Windows Azure and the Windows Azure SDK for PHP. Learn about Windows Azure's compute and storage services in this demo-rich session.

    There will be a free book provided on Cloud Computing with the Windows Azure Platform by Roger Jennings to help you get started.

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  • Hidden features - from core to PECL

    by Johannes Schlüter

    The core PHP distribution contains, depending on the configuration, offers more than 1500 functions and quite many additional language constructs. On top of that the PECL repository, which collects additional PHP extensions, offers more than 200 extensions for PHP. This talk will show features which are hidden in there and might increase the programmer's productivity.

  • PHP 5.3 in practice

    by Fabien Potencier

    From Zend Framework to Symfony, all the major frameworks are moving to PHP 5.3 for their next major version. To be ready for this big move, all PHP developers need to learn more about the new PHP 5.3 features and how to use them in practice. This session will not be yet another big list of all the great features of PHP 5.3. Instead, I will show you how to solve real problems more simply and more elegantly with PHP 5.3.

  • PHP code audits

    by Damien Seguy

    In this laboratory, we will carry out a safety audit of an Open Source web application. The technical objective is to provide a complete report and treat all phases of investigative work: black box analysis, open source analysis, identifying vulnerabilities (XSS, injections, disclosure, etc.), recommendations for strengthening, and prioritisation of tasks. All skills will be tested in this complex exercise. We will work on a real application. The laboratory will end with the handing over of the report to the authors of the application so they can have an outside view on the safety of the application.

  • PHP on the D-BUS

    by Derick Rethans

    The D-BUS Inter Process Communication mechanism is the basis for many system-related functionality on Linux-based systems. Both GNOME, KDE, as well as the Open Moko Linux computing platform use it extensively for everything related to talking to services and hardware. Skype, as well as other applications, provide D-BUS APIs as well.

    In this presentation I will be presenting a PHP/D-BUS integration to allow PHP to talk to D-BUS aware applications. I will demonstrate controlling Skype from PHP, as well as the implementation of PHP-GTK based applications on the OpenMoko to talk to, and use the different hardware services it offers, such as GSM and GPS.

  • PHPillow & CouchDB & PHP

    by Kore Nordmann

    Apache CouchDB is a distributed, fault-tolerant and schema-free document-oriented database accessible via a RESTful HTTP/JSON API. This talk will quickly introduce CouchDB and then show you how the concepts of CouchDB and PHPillow can contribute to your application design and development.

  • Web and mobile application monetisation models

    by Chuck Hudson

    In the typical web development project, revenue streams include advertising and payment processing. Often people miss the opportunity to distinguish their web application and capitalize on more unique and proven methods, due to their perceived complexity. These models include 'freemium', membership programs, coupon coding, chained payments, split or parallel payments, recurring subscriptions and others. We will spend the bulk of the session working with PHP examples based on the PayPal X Payment Platform. Key areas that we will cover include the available PayPal API libraries, technical process flows, methods called, error handling and best practices to developing these solutions.

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  • Would you like docs with that?

    by Stefan Koopmanschap

    For most developers, documentation is a necessary evil they'd rather skip. But really, is documentation that evil? Or is it actually useful? This presentation with show the types of (technical) documentation that can be written, the reasons for documenting, and the tools that you can use to ease the documenting task.