February 22, 2011 · 6:00 PM
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We are cooking up a really great Boston PHP event we are calling the "Framework Bake-Off". This is our answer to the most popular meetup idea that you all voted for named "Frameworks" that was originally suggested by Rick Heller.
We will take a look at what PHP Frameworks have to offer and what's behind the "magic" in these frameworks. We actually did a Framework Bake-Off last year and it was very popular and insightful - so let's do it again!
What is a Bake-Off?
Here is how it will work. We will select four Framework experts to take the podium for 30 minutes each. Each will be given a small but simple application to develop using a their PHP framework. They will do all the development in real time, from scratch, in front of the live audience. We will explore each of these frameworks and discuss/debate the differences. It will amaze you to see just how fast an application can be coded from beginning to end. No PowerPoint! - you will learn by seeing it done before your eyes. At the end we will have some discussion and debate.
We will be baking with the following frameworks:
- CakePHP (Andrew Drane)
CakePHP is an open source web application framework for producing web applications. It is written in PHP, modeled after the concepts of Ruby on Rails, and distributed under the MIT License.
- Symfony (Chhean Saur)
Symfony is a web application framework written in PHP which follows the model-view-controller (MVC) paradigm. Released under the MIT license, Symfony is free software.
- Zend Framework (ZF) (Quyen Do Nguyen)
Zend Framework is an open source, object-oriented web application framework implemented in PHP 5 and licensed under the New BSD License.
- CodeIgniter (Ed Roppie)
CodeIgniter is an open source web application framework for use in building dynamic web sites with PHP. "Its goal is to enable developers to develop projects much faster than...writing code from scratch, by providing a rich set of libraries for commonly needed tasks, as well as a simple interface and logical structure to access these libraries.
If your interested in choosing a framework, or want to learn more about the one your using - then this event is for you - you won't want to miss this one.
6:00 - 6:30 : Doors open, socializing, Pizza
6:30 - 6:45 : Announcements
6:45 - 9:00 : Let the coding begin
9:00 - 9:30 : Questions
9:30 - ???? : Beers somewhere?
Sponsored by PACKT Books
We will be raffling off books donated to us from PACKT Publishing. You can see (and order) the books we will be giving away here: