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GatorLUG Meeting | 2011-05-18 | 5-8pm | Symfony PHP Framework | Allen Rout

May 18 2011 6:00 pm
May 18 2011 8:00 pm
America/New York

GatorLUG Meeting Agenda for May, 18 2011

6:00 - 6:30 Announcements / General Discussion

6:30 - 7:30 Symfony PHP Framework | Allen Rout

Symfony is a web application framework for PHP projects.

It aims to speed up the creation and maintenance of web applications, and to replace the repetitive coding tasks.

The very small number of prerequisites make symfony easy to install on any configuration; you just need Unix or Windows with a web server and PHP installed. It is compatible with almost every database system. In addition, it has a very small overhead, so the benefits of the framework don't come at the cost of an increase of hosting costs.

Using symfony is easy for people who are comfortable with PHP. If you are familiar with the design patterns of Internet applications, the learning curve is reduced to less than a day. The clean design and code readability will keep your delays short. Developers can apply agile development principles and focus on application logic without losing time to write endless XML configuration files.

Symfony is aimed at building robust applications in an enterprise context. This means that you have full control over the configuration: from the directory structure to the foreign libraries, almost everything can be customized. To match your enterprise's development guidelines, symfony is bundled with additional tools to test, debug and document your project.

Allen Rout is a Systems Programmer for Central Networking Services at the University of Florida. One of his duties is to maintain the centralized backup service. In addition to supervising the vast array of robots that put tapes in the right places, he keeps the "river of data" flowing between Gainesville and the data center located in Atlanta, GA. From time to time, he has to do in-person motivational speaking and teaching for the backup robots located there.

7:30 - 8:00 Open discussion, meet and greet someone new

The Laboratory | 818 W University Ave., Suite C. Gainesville, FL, 32601