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Monthly Meeting - August/2013

August's topics are extensions and performance.

Our speaker will be Chung Leong and he'll be telling us about the QB extension. The meeting will be sponsored by Optimizely and hosted at their Amsterdam office in the Jordaan district.

 

Schedule

19:00: Welcome Drinks  
19:30 - 20:30: "The QB extension: Performing computationally intensive tasks in PHP"  
20:30 - 20:45: Raffle  
20:45: Social, drinks and food.

 

Speaker: Chung Leong

Chung Leong was a senior programmer at the National Foreign Language Center, where he developed e-Learning software for the US Department of Defense. His area of expertise is computerization of languages spoken in South Asia and the Middle East. He has been programming in PHP since 1999. He is currently living in Poland.


Talk: "The QB extension: Performing computationally intensive tasks in PHP"

While PHP is an excellent language for building complex web application, it imposes certain limitations. Writing code that performs low-level, computationally intensive tasks in PHP is generally impractical--it'd simply be too slow. The QB extension addresses this particular weakness of PHP. By translating Zend opcodes and executing them through a statically typed virtual machine, QB offers an order-of-magnitude gain in performance. The added power allows PHP programmers do things they were unable to do before, such a complex, pixel-level image manipulation.


Raffle

We got some awesome stuff to give away this month, so make sure you CHECK IN once you arrive at the meetup if you want a shot at getting it!

 

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  • Erika H.

    I liked what Chung Leong showed us, and I was really interested in the image manipulation part, since I work with GD and Imagemagick for some years and I have performance problems sometimes; but I missed the "How to" part, when the talk ended I still didn't have any idea of how can I use this, in a practical way.

    2 · August 19, 2013

    • Chung L.

      Thank you for your comment. The "how to" part basically wasn't there. Perhaps I was too focused on the "what you can do" instead of "how you do it". Showing actual code might be more helpful than pretty pictures. I've written a few tutorials, which you can find at the project web site. I'm also more than happy to answer any question you might have.

      August 24, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Awesome event :)

    August 16, 2013

  • Jolanda V.

    It was a really great meet up. Have had a good time :-D

    1 · August 15, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      True story! Liked a lot!!!

      August 16, 2013

  • Sanders

    It was a Nice first experience. Thanks for the price and for the arangements. Will be back ;-)

    1 · August 15, 2013

  • Cor

    Great!

    August 15, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I am here?!!!!! Is this the checkin?!?!?!?!?!

    August 15, 2013

  • Jolanda V.

    Kan iemand even de deur open doen?

    1 · August 15, 2013

  • Ryan K.

    Kan er iemand de deur open doen?

    1 · August 15, 2013

  • Jeroen Vd G.

    We're in front of the building but no one is answering the door

    3 · August 15, 2013

  • Alexey

    Oh guys. Fell from a bike this morning and injured my ankle a bit. No meet up for me today...

    August 15, 2013

  • Mitchell van W.

    Doing stuff for Laracon!

    August 15, 2013

  • Christiaan S.

    Looking forward to my first meeting tonight!

    August 15, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry, will not come. I think this will be to technical for me. have fun!

    August 15, 2013

  • Qutub

    First meeting and really excited.

    1 · August 14, 2013

    • Frank van den B.

      Awesome! See you there!

      August 15, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Mine too!!! :) Let's see :)

      1 · August 15, 2013

  • Vicky M.

    We are the Web Application Developers from India, We are here in Amsterdam for Exploring More Business Opportunities

    August 14, 2013

  • Robin S.

    sigh.. i feel like a br0ken record.. again, due to scheduling conflicts i'll give up my spot! Hope everyone has a good time and am looking forward to the slides!

    August 14, 2013

    • Frank van den B.

      I'm sure you'll get around to coming by one day :) Block the date/time of the next meeting!

      1 · August 14, 2013

  • Dave P.

    Apologies but I have work meeting tomorrow evening... ahead of a busy weekend :(

    August 14, 2013

  • Michelle S.

    I think the talk description is wrong....

    1 · August 3, 2013

  • Sanders

    First time @AmsterdamPHP ;-)

    1 · August 6, 2013

  • Peter H.

    I can't wait to join the group again

    July 26, 2013

  • Frank de J.

    I come back from holidays 2 days before, awesome timing!

    1 · July 26, 2013

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