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Sphinx and Behat and OWASP, Oh My!

This months meet up will feature two presentations on Sphinx and Behat and a roundtable discussion on protecting your web application from the OWASP top 10 .

LAMP+S: Using Sphinx for Full Text Search 

Mike Lively, manager of software architecture and Slickdeals and primary developer of Phake will be giving a presentation on using Sphinx as part of you LAMP stack.  Sphinx is a full text search engine that is built with performance, quality, and simplicity in mind. We will go over the steps necessary to get a sphinx server up and running and how you can integrate with it using a basic LAMP stack. Then we will explore different ways it can be used to enhance your applications.

Behat for Beginners

Joe Magni, QA Test Automation programmer at DirectEdge Brands, will give a talk on using Behat to perform automated QA on web based applications with minimal programming. 

OWASP Top 10 Roundtable

We will be having a roundtable discussion regarding protecting your web application from the OWASP top 10 security risks.  OWASP a the free and open software security community.  They publish a top 10 list of risks for security in your web application.  Members have an open dialog for discussing real world experience on protecting their applications.


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