Room 18, Level 3
Building 8, RMIT
368 Swanston St
Building Web Applications with Zend Framework by Phil Brown
Zend Framework provides PHP developers with a high quality set of tools and flexible MVC framework. In this presentation I’ll go over these concepts in detail as well as some of the newer “rapid application development” features.
Phil Brown is a web application developer with over 7 years experience in OOP PHP. He is currently consulting at Deakin University in Geelong for IMA Management and Technology, developing identity management systems using PHP, Zend Framework and Oracle. Phil is also a loving husband, doting father of two beautiful daughters, sometime musician and mediocre surfer.
A round table on selecting a framework chaired by Graeme Bryan
This time we are discussing how to think about selecting a framework. Come to this session with your ideas of how you have selected technologies in the past. Will you use the same selection methods in the future? How will you assess the frameworks being demonstrated? And how about others that have selected technologies at your work. Did you agree or not? Why? We will not be making a selection at this session, but we will discuss good ways to assess technology. Topics discussed could be applied to other technologies as well.
- technical aspects (strengths and weaknesses)
- requirements of the project
- people involved in the project, development team, decision makers, users/operators
- economics, budget and time constraints
- irrational thinking problems of all the minds involved in the project (politics, emotions, ego, history)
- be brave (read “critical of your own thinking”)
- research methods
- good PHP coding techniques
- disadvantages of frameworks
- when not to use a framework
The discussion will be lead using slides as a prompt.
I am a PHP developer working at Architecture Media in Port Melbourne. Selector.com and interiordesignawards.com.au are our latest releases but please view our entire portfolio at architecturemedia.com. I love music. I have a guitar and will travel. As well as regular development I enjoy thinking about technology’s affects on society and the psychology of using technology (including usability). I enjoy trying to predict the future by critically thinking about how people do things (including developers) and how they could improve by leveraging technology. I enjoy the publishing industry because it is at a turning point which requires massive adaptation as the industry is severely affected by changes in technology. I hope to be more engaged in helping the traditional publishing industry forge a new business model in the online environment. For further information please contact me using grae [AT] avinago [DOT] com or ring my mobile on 0425 724 169.
We head to the Oxford Scholar Hotel at about 9pm for drinks and socialising.