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  • CodeWorks Days 9 & 10 (Miami), by Ben Ramsey
    and gone silent and he s interested in starting up a group for the Boca Raton PHP community We had a great discussion and I offered him some points of advice on how to start a group and this reminded me of the user group starter package I ve discussed with Rafael and Michelangelo I really need to push the PHP Groups initiative to get started on this The two main pieces of advice I offered were to start a mailing list and then to find adequate meeting space The mailing list is important to get discussion going and to see what kind of group the people in your area want to have It will inform your search for meeting space so you can find the kind of space that will work best for the type of meetings you want to have So CodeWorks has been an excellent way to reach out to local leaders and people who want to start groups in their areas If you re interested in starting a group join the PHP Groups mailing list and introduce yourself Rounding out our visit to Miami I enjoyed some great Cuban food at Puerto Sagua and we actually

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  • CodeWorks Days 7 & 8 (Atlanta), by Ben Ramsey
    chance to make it to a few events I m told that Atlanta has had the largest CodeWorks crowd yet I took a quick look around at each of the rooms and I believe it Each presentation was well attended and I m proud to say that the Atlanta PHP user group was well represented this year I saw lots of familiar faces Speaking of Atlanta PHP we had a good crowd at the Meet the Speakers dinner on Monday night Many of the speakers attended as well as attendees and Atlanta PHP members I want to thank Glen Gordon and Microsoft for sponsoring the dinner I think it was a great success and we couldn t have done it without Glen s help The only problem I have is that many people apparently treat Meetup com yes RSVPs as mere suggestions If there s a chance you re not going to make it please RSVP maybe or no I also want to thank Jeff Jones for hosting an after party as his place for many of the speakers It was a lot of fun and the beer was great Now we re in Miami and I m a bit

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  • CodeWorks Days 5 & 6 (Dallas), by Ben Ramsey
    our original flight did not and giving many of us exit row seats So it all worked out in the end The evening was short due to our late arrival but we still made it out to La Hacienda Ranch apparently the home of the original frozen margarita A highlight of the evening was being able to meet some of the gang from Dallas PHP including Tim Stiles whom I ve conversed with online but have never met Afterwards a few of us ventured into Fort Worth to have a few beers at The Flying Saucer Special thanks to Josh Holmes of Microsoft for driving us around As an aside we we being the speakers and community leaders attending CodeWorks have been making lots of new friends with the Microsoft developer evangelists who have been in attendance It seems that Microsoft has a new breed or new generation of dev evangelists who are genuinely interested in the PHP community listening to us and hanging out and having fun with us For me it s a welcome improvement and I m not saying this as a surprise change I ve only observed this week it s something I ve been seeing over the last few years There have been a lot of great talks in Dallas In addition to the set of CodeWorks touring speakers the local speakers from Dallas PHP have provided some excellent presentations I was able to enjoy Chris Cornutt s B S T Easy as 1 2 3 presentation and now I m sitting in Vance Lucas s Object Oriented Apologetics The venue in Dallas is also excellent We re staying at the American Airlines Training Conference Center and while it s not the fanciest of hotels I think it has been the best hotel experience we

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  • CodeWorks Days 3 & 4 (Los Angeles), by Ben Ramsey
    organizers and seeing how other user groups work I was able to meet Oleg Baranovsky and Joe Devon of LAPHP and William Estrada of OCPHP Special thanks to Rutger Hensel for letting us meet in his co working space in Fullerton There was a great crowd at the OCPHP LAPHP meeting and I spoke on Grokking REST while Jason Mauer Developer Evangelist for Microsoft spoke about Microsoft Silverlight and touched a little bit on Windows Azure and WebsiteSpark In all they ve got two great PHP user groups and if you re in the Los Angeles or Orange County areas you should definitely try them out Today was a whirlwind of a day for me as I ve given three talks already and I m writing this just just before heading back down to the conference for a Future of Web Development panel that I ve agreed to sit on Since there s been no real preparation for it it ought to be fantastic This is only the second stop on the tour five more stops to go but already it s been a great and exciting show Even some of the folks from the OCPHP LAPHP meeting last night

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  • CodeWorks Days 1 & 2 (San Francisco), by Ben Ramsey
    average across the region was 8 10 inches but the point is that we received a lot of water in a short amount of time on top of having already received a lot of rain over the course of the previous week Over 200 roads were closed and interstate highways shut down So I made the decision to go to the airport on Monday night and spend the night there despite the fact that my flight didn t leave until ten the next morning It was the right decision since traffic the next morning was outrageous and roads were still closed but it led to a very long day since I did not sleep at all Still it allowed me to polish my slides for two very good presentations I gave today After a fine evening yesterday with friends at La Trappe a Belgian Bistro and Trappist Lounge with very good beer I might add I retired to sit around a fire pit at the hotel with even more friends Keith brought along marshmallows for roasting and Jason provided the beer Good times were had by all This morning while sleeping off the jet lag and recuperating from my lack of sleep the night before I awoke to a call from Travis asking if we could switch talk time slots He wasn t feeling well so I agreed and got up for the early 9am talk but I m glad I did Now my talks are over and I m going to spend the afternoon enjoying San Francisco Travis you owe me one buddy Tomorrow we head to Los Angeles and after that Dallas Atlanta Miami DC and New York If you re in any of these cities and you re not yet signed up for CodeWorks don t miss

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  • php|tek 2009 Slides, by Ben Ramsey
    goes for others I gave my talk this morning on Making the Most of HTTP In Your Apps There was so much material to cover and so little time to cover it in so I hope people found little nuggets of value in it for their own applications I ll be revising it in the future to show more actual code examples For your reference I ve provided the slides below for you to enjoy and download Here s the abstract of what the talk is about and please don t forget to rate my talk 200 404 302 Is it a lock combination A phone number No they re HTTP status codes As we develop Web applications we encounter these status codes and others and often we make decisions about which ones to return without giving much thought to their meaning or context It s time to take a deeper look at HTTP Knowing the methods headers and status codes what they mean and how to use them can help you develop richer Internet applications Join Ben Ramsey as he takes you on a journey through RFC 2616 to discover some of the gems of HTTP You may also

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  • On Companies Using Twitter, by Ben Ramsey
    So I take part in it Some will agree with me others disagree As a result we all learn from the conversation and develop connections with each other Since we re talking about having a business tweet as an entity I ll shift the focus to that of a business using Twitter I ve seen businesses tweet in three basic ways Corporate communications tweets are only news and PR items like press releases Customer support someone follows a list of specific hash tags i e product and other search terms to see what people are saying about their products and services and they respond and try to help resolve those issues As a human entity micro blogging and joining the conversation the company employs an evangelist to be the face of the company tweeting informal messages about things going on in the company and responding to other people s tweets taking part in the conversation As an evangelist their role is to give the company a human face and personality that people like and relate to developing relationships with the public hoping to get them excited enough about the company that they also become evangelists for the company s products or services though they might not even know it essentially the evangelist wants to build a community of fanboys and fangirls for the company In my opinion the third option is the best for a company using Twitter to build a community and an excitement around their brand A fourth option that I have heard proposed and that some companies have even attempted is to ask employees to submit tweets that will then be posted on a regular basis through the corporate Twitter account somewhat like a corporate blog The idea being to showcase thought leadership from the company s

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  • Web 1.0, 2.0, and 3.0 Defined, by Ben Ramsey
    0 represents the second decade of the Web 2000 2009 which is characterized by a shift in the use of the Web to not only connect to a company s or product s constituents by giving them information but also allowing users to connect to the company product and to each other This is often called the era of the read write Web I think this era is also characterized by a counter cultural shift in views regarding ownership of data and privacy This cultural shift will continue into the Web 3 0 era and will begin to affect the mainstream culture as well and I think lead to changes in copyright law Web 3 0 represents the next decade of the Web 2010 2019 It will be characterized by a read write execute Web and we will see a proliferation of SaaS and Software Services models Software that lives primarily on the desktop will become less and less important as the desktop serves primarily as a client to reach services in the Cloud I think that we will see rich clients proliferate on the desktop but in the end they will really be using the Cloud for storage retrieval and the creation and use of rich clients lends itself well to a REST architecture as rich clients are used to maintain all application state and the messages sent back and forth contain no state at all and are cacheable at every layer of the network but I digress As more and more people become accustomed to storing their data in the Cloud and sharing it with others our cultural concepts of ownership and privacy will dramatically shift There could be a widespread backlash as this begins to affect the mainstream culture or perhaps the backlash will not occur at

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