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.
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:
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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