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Introducing the Lithium PHP Framework

<p>Come learn about a new PHP Framework that some are touting as a potential game changer for PHP. If you are using any of the popular PHP frameworks like CakePHP, Symfony, Zend, or CodeIgniter - then you owe it to yourself to check out what Lithium has to offer...
Lithium is a framework for PHP 5.3+ that is focused on quality, speed, and flexibility. It's a set of no-nonsense philosophies and tools that enable you to build better applications, in less time, without sacrificing quality or extensibility. Lithium understands distributed storage and caching, queuing systems, micro-dispatch frameworks, with integrated support for document oriented databases like CouchDB and MongoDB, alongside relational databases like MySQL and PostgreSQL. Lithium's architecture allows you to get your application up and running quickly, and still allows you to take control of the framework to support the requirements of your application. This presentation will be presented by
Nate Abele who is the co-founder of Lithium framework. Prior to this, he was the lead developer of the very popular
Cake PHP framework. Nate has been a member of Boston PHP for a long time, and we are really excited to have him come talk about Lithium.
Huh? - What is a PHP Framework? A PHP Framework is a basic platform that allows you to develop web applications really quickly. In other words, it provides structure. By using a PHP Framework, you will end up saving loads of time, stopping the need to produce repetitive code, and you'll be able to build applications rapidly (RAD). Without a PHP Framework in place, it gets much more difficult to produce applications since you'll have to repeatedly code a lot of PHP. You'll also have to execute the connection between your database and whatever application you develop from scratch. Here is a
great article on frameworks if your new to concept.
Agenda: 6:00 - 7:00 : Doors open, socializing, BoothCamp 7:00 - 7:15 : Announcements 7:15 - 8:45 : Presentation 8:45 - 9:00 : Questions 9:00 - ???? : Beers somewhere?</p>

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  • Jim S.

    Great job!! At times it was too advance for me as I am not a coder...

    June 15, 2011

  • Mike W.

    Nate's talk was very interesting and informative.

    June 9, 2011

  • Andrew

    it was great, another framework im interested in learning! thanks BostonPHP

    June 9, 2011

  • E B

    The speaker was very knowledgeable and did a good presentation.

    I suggest that the time of the actual talk be shared. It didn't start until around 7:30 when the meetup started at 6.

    June 9, 2011

  • Andrew D.

    Nate gave an excellent presentation about Lithium and how it uses the new features of PHP 5.3. As long-time CakePHP user, getting to meet him was also a treat.

    June 9, 2011

  • Dan F.

    Great to see such elegant work. Yet another reason we have got to move to PHP 5.3.

    June 9, 2011

  • Nate A.

    It was awesome. Obviously.

    June 9, 2011

  • shawn

    Great talk. I work with Codeigniter a lot but this made me rush to install Lithium when I got home last night (and I have an hour drive!) I just had to play, er....... learn about this framework

    June 9, 2011

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    May 17, 2011

  • Nicolas X.

    From marketing perspective, what are the key factors making a successful framework?

    March 13, 2011

  • Michael B.

    1 · October 16, 2010

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