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AtlantaPHP October 2012 Meeting

PRESENTATION: A History of Everything - why you should be recording everything that happens in your application

Presentation by: Jacob Terry (@jerkob)

Even if your users don't want a full "audit trail" of activity, even if you aren't interested in doing a newsfeed, recording user actions in your application can be enormously useful. We'll look at a real-world implementation of recording that data, using a CodeIgniter-based application, and discuss three less-obvious use cases. Those are:

Undo - Everyone makes mistakes. Help your users by allowing them to reverse their actions immediately. We'll look at how to build undo on top of your application's history, including the ability to undo complex actions that modified data in multiple tables.

Sync - Do you have an offline app? Do you plan to? Then you'll need to sync, and to sync you'll need a full history of modifications. We'll look at some gotchas with syncing and demonstrate a working implementation.

Emails - If email sending is happening as part of a user's request, you're needlessly slowing them down. And probably sending too many emails. We'll look at building an asynchronous, "rolled-up" activity email built on top of your application's history.

Mini-talk: Darren Cato on Permissions using ZendFramework ACL

When: Thursday, October 4, 2012 -- 7pm-9pm

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  • Jorune S.

    Hi, I thought the meeting was VERY informative. I look forward to attending more meetings.

    October 5, 2012

  • Logan G.

    Omg!! 9 women here ! Not even counting Michelle Johnston ( my favorite Scottish lass :). ). It's gotta be a record!!

    1 · October 4, 2012

  • R Matthew S.

    Great topic, the speaker managed to cover a very complex subject in the short time he spoke. Jacob is a strong speaker and presents in a manner that is easy to follow.

    October 5, 2012

  • Darren C.

    Fyi, before the main presentation, i'll be doing a mini presentation on Permissions, using ZendFramework ACL

    October 4, 2012

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