- Using PHP to work with NH geo / map data
In this MeetUp we will use PHP to work with public Geographic Information System (GIS) data provided by the city of Nashua to build a fun PHP web app. Some of the topics we will cover include: • Working with geo data in PHP • Loading XML data • MySQL • Creating vector graphics / data visualizations with PHP • Work with the Laravel PHP framework Agenda: • 6:30 Networking and food • 7:00 Main presentation We haven't had a MeetUp in a very long time. If this MeetUp goes well we can make it a more regular thing again. This month's MeetUp is co-organized by Code for New Hampshire. You can find more information about them at www.codefornh.org (http://www.codefornh.org/) and are encouraged to join their MeetUp group at https://www.meetup.com/codefornh/ for news about upcoming meetings.
- Introduction to Agility
Embrace a done is better than perfect approach to rapidly develop and deliver new products. Agile, scrum, iterations and sprints, as a developer you've heard these buzz words used and misused to the point where they're almost useless, but if you're willing to let go of what you think you know about Agile Development and revisit the original Agile methodology you might find a useful system to help you quickly develop and deliver your product to an ever changing marketplace. Join us as Certified Scrum Master Adonis El Fakih presents an Introduction to Agility. Topics to be covered: • History of Agile • Scrum for software development • the Scrum framework - defining roles, artifacts & events • PHP and Agile Doors open at 6:30 for networking with the main talk starting at 7:00. As always The Farm offers a full menu if you want to order dinner. ----- Plenty of off-street parking in the Pearl Lot (behind The Farm)!
- Introduction to Grunt
- Introduction to MongoDB
Do you need an efficient way to manage a large volume of data? Have you ever built a database only to have the client come back six months later and say they'd like to add a field? Or maybe you need a better way to manage blog comments? MySQL may be the most popular database, but it has limitations. Almost 90% of all business data is non-structured and that makes traditional database tables unwieldy for handling large volumes of unrelated data. Join us as Narmada Komarasamy, Senior Software Developer from eSupport.com, presents an Introduction to MongoDB. Learn how to: • set up MongoDB • run queries • maximize scalability Online catalogs, blog comments and mobile apps, anything that uses non-structured data that can't easily be stored in a traditional table are all great candidates for MongoDB. Doors open at 6:30 for networking with the main talk starting at 7:00. As always The Farm offers a full menu if you want to order dinner. ----- Plenty of off-street parking in the Pearl Lot (behind The Farm)!
- 2015 Kickoff: Super High Performance PHP with HHVM and Hack
Happy new year! Join us for the first meeting on 2015 where we will discuss high performance PHP with HHVM and kick off the new year. HHVM (http://hhvm.com/) is a PHP JIT (Just in time) compiler and virtual machine environment developed by Facebook that produces significantly better performance than regular PHP. It can be used to dramatically reduce the costs of hosting high traffic PHP websites (yes, including Wordpress). We'll cover: • Background • Installation and Configuration • Pros and Cons • Pitfalls and Gotchas • Hacklang (http://hacklang.org/) (a programming language that works with PHP code but also adds additional features) --- Doors open at 6:30 for networking with the main talk starting at 7:00. As always The Farm offers a full menu if you want to order dinner.
- Practical PHP Security
Learn How To Hack A PHP Site: So That It Doesn't Happen To You Please join us for the last in-person meetup of 2014 (since November and December fall on or near holidays). We will be teaching you how to think like a hacker so that you can protect your own PHP website from common techniques. Topics we will cover are: • SQL Injection • Cross Site Request Forgeries (CSRF) • Clickjacking • Cross-Site Scripting (XSS) • IFrame embedding policies • Session highjacking • Cookie security See you there and happy Halloween! Silly Halloween hats optional. --- Doors open at 6:30 for networking with the main talk starting at 7:00. As always The Farm offers a full menu if you want to order dinner.
- Modern Development With PHP and NEPHP Sneak Peek
PHP development has changed and matured significantly over the years. At New Hampshire PHP we are no strangers to discussing modern techniques for developing applications. This month we discuss the full stack! Join New Hampshire PHP founder Andrew Curioso in a preview of his talk at the Northeast PHP Conference (http://northeastphp.org/talks/view/361/Modern-Development-With-PHP) discussing the modern PHP development stack and how it may effect you and your projects. Invite your non-PHP developer friends too. Some of the topics that will be covered in this fast-paced high-level talk are: • XDebug • Composer • Docker • AWS • PHPUnit • Jenkins --- Additionally we will be discussing some of the other topics at the upcoming Northeast PHP Conference (http://northeastphp.org) in Boston on September 6-7. There is still time to get tickets, use promo code "come-see-me" to save $25. You may also be interested in the MongoDB Boston 2014 (https://www.mongodb.com/events/mongodb-boston-2014-0) conference in October. You can use the code "25meetup" when registering to get a 25% discount. --- We are back at The Farm this month. Doors open at 6:30 for networking with the main talk starting at 7:00. As always The Farm offers a full menu if you want to order dinner. Plenty of free parking in the Pearl Lot (behind The Farm) after 5:30PM!
- Respond to an Ever-Changing Internet with Twitter Bootstrap
Gone are the days of designing for 960px websites. Laptops, desktops, tablets, phones; everyone is connecting to the Internet with a different device and a different form factor. We can’t write a front-end for each and every one. Responsive is the rule of the land. However, doing it by hand can be difficult and time-consuming. Enter Twitter Bootstrap. You may already be working with it, thought about learning it, or heard it in passing from your boss’ list of Buzzwords He Overheard Today. Get in the know as guest speaker Cy Tidd walks us through what Bootstrap is and how it works. We’ll learn tips and tricks, common pitfalls, and things to keep in mind when designing for Bootstrap. We’ll even get a primer on SASS and LESS! It can make your life a lot easier, so come and find out why Bootstrap is a great tool to have in your web development toolbox. This talk will cover: • What is Bootstrap? • What’s the big deal? Why is it useful? • How does it work? • LESS and SASS primer • When to use Bootstrap • When NOT to use Bootstrap • Designing for Bootstrap • Traps! --- Change of venue. Doors open at 6:30 for networking with the main talk starting at 7:00. There is plenty of parking in nearby garages and you can park in the Texas Instruments parking lot after 5:30.