The Raleigh-Durham Web Design Group Monthly Meetup

  • November 12, 2013 · 7:00 PM
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Hey All! 

For the past month I've been working in a PHP Model-View-Controller framework called Laravel, named that way just because the creator thought it sounded cool. 

Laravel has a lot going for it - it is light weight but still has good test integration, database migrations, and a healthy third party community. But the thing I'd like to show and talk about is the Blade template engine.   Blade has features like template inheritance and yielded sections that make it possible to reuse code without the tyranny of hierarchy imposed by file-include strategies

Whether you use Laravel or Blade, let's talk about template systems, what we like and what makes us a little crazy.   

- Mitch


Note About Meeting Times

Since many of us get to the meeting early, we will make a half-hour available as a meet-eat-and-greet time prior to any presentations or shop talk. We will continue to start formally at 7:30pm, but the time change is to reflect this chatting time.

Since we all usually chat as people arrive, we will not continue to do a round-robin greeting at 7:30pm. We will instead end the greeting period with announcements, and then give the floor to the presenter or moderator.



Please consider the benefits of moderating, presenting lecture style, or giving a tutorial:

Enhanced Credibility

Visibility For Your Business

Increased Good Will

(Tentative speakers, THANK YOU for your participation.)
Contact Mitch or Pepper to get on a meeting schedule!


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About the Location

Panera has WiFi access, deep pots of coffee, and plenty of room. Please be polite to the staff and mindful of other customers. We should vacate by 9pm so staff can go home! Note: Maps.Google.Com finally shows the correct location.


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  • Charles A J.

    @Kiran_K - I mentioned a TED video last night related to healthcare (patientslikeme) and making the site "sticky"... I found the link,

    With regard to social network discussion (twitter, G+, facebook, LinkedIn) - at one point I was hoping would gain critical mass because it had the concept that the individual, instead of a corporation, held the personal data.

    November 13, 2013

    • Mitch A.

      Kiran, here is an article about the practice I mentioned: http://medicaleconomi...­

      November 14, 2013

    • Mitch A.

      I think the message I keep seeing is, no amount of tech can make up for a doctor who isn't willing or able to spend time with the patient; doctors who are willing and able to spend the time seem to gain a lot of good will and customer loyalty vs those that don't or can't.

      November 14, 2013

  • Eric

    Good group of folks. It was great to meet everyone. Highly suggest.

    November 13, 2013

  • Ryan

    Laravel is what we are considering to replace CodeIgnitor on our elearning platform. This should be a great talk.

    October 30, 2013

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