Topic for February

As many of you know, I almost didn’t have a presentation ready for last time. Now, I know I don’t [i]have[/i] to have one…but let’s face it, I enjoy giving them. (Just for the record, I enjoy [i]watching[/i] them as well. 😉 )

Many of you may be happy to hear that I have actually gotten to take a tiny break from management, and write my first bit of code in quite a while. Now, unless you would like our next presentation to be about transforming csv files with fgetcsv and vsprintf, I suggest you help me pick a topic.

Any topic will do. Selections will be made based on my ability to produce said presentation in the time alloted (which isn’t much). Naturally, any ties among viable options will be weighted based on community interest, etc.

Just to get you started, here are some ideas from the November meeting. Maybe, I just need a little detail on these to get going.

Thanks Gang! I’ll see you in February!

– Dan

[b]November Topic Ideas[/b]
SimpleXML Topics:
* Google Maps – For repeaters?
* Amazon API
* Google Base?
* Frappr
* Exce
* Shipping Interfaces FedEx

Other Topics may include:
* Cake, etc?
* Other Things, Hobbiest – General answers
* A search for a Customized, Integrated CMS.
* Application Authentication using Certificates
* Relationship Management, PHP/MySql OO PHP5
* Forms Managements

4 thoughts on “Topic for February

  1. Re: Topic for February
    This isn’t strictly PHP but maybe you can do one about web site security in general and PHP techniques to implement web site security. Topics that can be covered:

    * Avoiding SQL injection attacks and best practices for user input validation
    * Storing sensitive information such as database passwords
    * Secure (https) connections
    * Storing/encrypting sensitive information such as user information

    These are just the ones I thought top of my head. I’m sure there are more.

  2. Re: Topic for February
    What’s not exciting about transforming csv files with fgetcsv and vsprintf?

    But anyways, I agree with the previous poster. Security is an important topic. I would specifically like to know more about input validation.

    I also wouldn’t mind learning how to add one of these fancy html editor tools I am typing into right now to a website.

    Might I also suggest refraining from scheduling meetings on days that I have to attend weddings. That’s happened the last two meetings, and no, I wasn’t dressed up at the November meeting to impress everyone.

  3. Re: Topic for February
    This might just be rehashing old topics, but I wouldn’t mind seeing something about [url=]PHP Frameworks[/url], [url=]Version/Change Management Tools[/url], or other development tips that help us out with managing our development.

    But don’t take my word for it.

    Is there anyone else out there that is interested in that kind of stuff? Or are we (as a group) more interested in helpful coding gadgets and tidbits right now?

  4. Re: Topic for February
    Security related topics sounds good. I’m pulling something together for Saturday. I also have a volunteer for March to do something on the Eclipse IDE with PHP!!

    Doug, svn would be perfect! I don’t have an install at the moment, but I’m sure I could scrounge one up. April sounds good. I haven’t shown off a good framework in a while now. 😉

    I hope to see you all tomorrow!

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