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  • Atlanta PHP Meeting Tomorrow, by Ben Ramsey
    s a good thing to have a consistent location when just starting out like this and I think it s been quite an accomplishment to have three meetings in a row Thanks to George Jempty who got the ball rolling and thanks to Matt Kern who got our Web site in order And especially thanks to all the members who have attended meetings or supported us in other ways I ll be speaking at this meeting giving a modified version of one of the presentations I gave at the International PHP Conference The topic will focus on server side Web application security but I ll also give a brief overview and description of the more common attacks seen in applications something left out of my IPC talk since Christian covered it in the first part of the talk I ll give a second talk at Atlanta PHP in the future that will address the same attacks while covering application level code security Again the meeting is Thursday June 2 at 7 00 PM at New Horizons in Tucker Full meeting details are on the Atlanta PHP Web site By Ben Ramsey Posted on 2 Jun 2005 PHP Conference Materials Posted

    Original URL path: https://benramsey.com/blog/2005/06/atlanta-php-meeting-tomorrow/ (2016-04-26)
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  • PHP Conference Materials Posted, by Ben Ramsey
    finally get around to e mailing them to S S If you re a speaker and you haven t done so send in your slides If you re an attendee this is a great one stop place to find all the slides you re looking for a great alternative to sifting through everyone s blogs to find the slides By Ben Ramsey Posted on 13 May 2005 Amsterdam Slides Posted

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  • Amsterdam Slides Posted, by Ben Ramsey
    been waiting for the slides for my IPC talks I have posted them on my talks page There you will find PDFs for my frameworks PHP security and PHP GTK talks Enjoy By Ben Ramsey Posted on 11 May 2005 What Is an Enterprise Framework PHP Conference Materials Posted Tweet Vote on Hacker News Please enable JavaScript to view the comments powered by Disqus Twitter Github LinkedIn Email Copyright 2004

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  • What Is an Enterprise Framework?, by Ben Ramsey
    great definition for the ever intangible enterprise framework The phrase enterprise framework eludes defining at times and starts holy wars However Joseph Kolin presented me with a definition an enterprise framework allows the end user to drop in only the business logic to make it work they do not need to add anymore programming to the framework The folks over at Achievo ATK agree with this definition What do you

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  • International PHP Conference Redux, by Ben Ramsey
    I think it serves as a good general description of what being an enterprise framework means They wrapped up the presentation asking whether I thought they should release their framework under an open source license and make money by selling a service or make money by selling the framework as a proprietary product I told them that I was not qualified to offer such consultation but that they should decide on their own what they think is best for them and target the appropriate audience For example if they choose to go the proprietary route then targeting a PHP convention where most developers are open source advocates is not generally the best move Their framework nevertheless looks very interesting and is perhaps something that could be very useful to even those who aren t developers It almost seems that their framework matches his definition of an enterprise framework and if it does then it d be a great framework I then left the conference center and walked back to the hotel for a two hour nap before the speakers dinner at the hotel I sat with Aaron Wormus Stefan Neufeind and Luke Welling and Laura Thomson for a very nice four course meal that began with salmon and caviar and ended with some kind of pastry dessert and cinnamon and nutmeg ice cream I returned to the lobby after dinner to download some things for my PHP GTK talk in the morning and then I joined Aaron and Stefan in the hotel pub for a drink I slept well that night rising at 6 a m for breakfast and to finish up my PHP GTK talk After my slides for the PHP GTK talk were finished I attended Sebastian Bergmann s PHP 5 The Year After talk Out of his talk object relational mapping with Propel is what struck me as the most intriguing topic When the plane lands I plan to download and try it out My PHP GTK talk was immediately after Sebastian s so I set up for it and gave a different delivery than I had originally planned My original idea was just to showcase and cover applications written in PHP GTK However after what I m calling my frameworks fiasco I decided to add in a short tutorial to provide added value and to show how easy it is to create a GUI application with PHP I think this went over quite well though Andrei Mr PHP GTK himself was in the room as well as PHP GTK proponent and contributor Christian Weiske and this made me a little bit nervous but I pulled through okay and I think I achieved my goal which was to promote the use of PHP GTK to the community I m pretty sure that several of those in attendance left the talk with ideas of PHP GTK applications to write and that was the entire point After the presentation Christian Weiske showed me his PHP GTK AppWizard which has been around for a while but I ve been oblivious to it or I would ve covered it in my talk It s a tool for RAD PHP GTK development using a libGlade glade file It will essentially build your entire GUI in PHP and connect the events appropriately You need not spend hours of development time programming the code that draws the application it does it for you At lunch I asked Thomas Weinert to tell me about his Weaverslave IDE which is a brilliant program I cannot stress enough how cool the application really is and how well he s designed it It s unfortunate though that I can t use it because there is no Mac version it runs on Windows only Nevertheless it s something I would actually pay money for and I would encourage all developers to check it out it s not just for PHP Perhaps in the future someone will port it to Mac OS X maybe I should learn Cocoa just for this reason The conference continued on into the afternoon with a talk about character encodings by Derick Rethans This is one talk I almost didn t attend but I decided I needed to hear the discussion on unicode and I m glad I did Derick gave a great definition of unicode and described a handful of character encodings and how they are organized This actually helped me to finally grasp the idea of unicode and what it means I ve been stuck in my American ASCII world for so long I didn t even know there were other languages out there Finally the third and final day of the conference rounded out with Laura Thomson s commercial Web services for PHP talk Most of what she covered was not unknown to me XML RPC SOAP and various Web services out there however there was her discussion about REST that intrigued me I ve heard this term tossed about recently especially with regard to del icio us and I kept thinking Oh great Just some other new Web services standard I need to learn eventually Laura cleared this up and put my mind to rest concerning REST it s not a standard at all and I ve been doing it for years It s just standard XML over HTTP with no official recommendation by the W3C or any other organization The name REST comes from the phrase REpresentational State Transfer and just describes the type of HTTP transaction that s taking place The conference closed and many of my newfound friends departed which I found quite saddening since I was left behind for two more nights but there were more friends to uh befriend and more fun to have just around the corner Wednesday night after a relatively short but good conference I went to an Indonesian restaurant called Djago I think with Derick Andrei Dan Scott John Coggeshall Steph Fox Jeremy Johnstone Luke Welling Laura Thomson and a few others

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  • Leaving Amsterdam, by Ben Ramsey
    Of course a great hinderance to posting was the great lack of Internet connectivity here We can only connect to the Internet from the hotel lobby and then we must pay for specified lengths of time The conference center wasn t much better though Toby set up a router but I wasn t able to sit down long enough during the breaks to formulate any coherent thoughts to post So here I am now and it s 1 20 AM Amsterdam time and I m tired I ve just returned from dinner and drinks with Luke Welling Laura Thomson and Christian Wenz We ve had a great night it s been a great week and now it s time for me to head back home I m a bit saddened that I ve met all these great people formed some great friendships and now I have to leave and wait until the next conference to hang out with them again This gives me something to look forward to At any rate my purchased time is up and I must go to bed I ll write up some thoughts on the conference during the plane trip home and post here By

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  • Amsterdam Arrivals, by Ben Ramsey
    a shower and a brief rest I met Andrei John and Stan a friend of Andrei s who lives near Amsterdam and acted as our guide through the town We walked all over the town or so it felt to me ate lunch had a beer and sat down at a cafe I was amazed at the quaintness of the town but also at how terribly dirty it is I didn t expect so much trash and cigarette butts littering the ground It was everywhere and it was floating in the canals The city could ve been much more beautiful However I am aware that Queen s Day was held yesterday and it seems the city is always this dirty or worse immediately following the festivities so on any other day of the year the city would be clean I returned back to my room as late afternoon drew on I was beat indeed I d only had a few hours of sleep if that much on the airplane Not wishing to sleep immediately I slipped down to the lobby where I sit now finishing up my talks and enjoying the not free WIFI that is not in our rooms

    Original URL path: https://benramsey.com/blog/2005/05/amsterdam-arrivals/ (2016-04-26)
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  • Fun With Google Maps (Spaghetti Junction), by Ben Ramsey
    With Google Maps Spaghetti Junction Just taking a few minutes to have some fun with Google Maps Here s the Tom Moreland Interchange in Atlanta a k a Spaghetti Junction By Ben Ramsey Posted on 26 Apr 2005 Google Gulp Amsterdam Arrivals Tweet Vote on Hacker News Please enable JavaScript to view the comments powered by Disqus Twitter Github LinkedIn Email Copyright 2004 2016 Ben Ramsey Except where otherwise noted

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