6pm for a 6.30pm start, Monday 17th October 2011.
Seminar Room, RMIT Carlton Library Building 94, Level 3 23 Cardigan St. Carlton
Writing Maintainable Code, by Shaun Moss
Maintenance of web applications is often the longest phase of the software development life cycle, and is frequently performed by programmers other than those who originally built the app. To reduce the cost of maintenance, and also for improved productivity during implementation and testing, coding standards are imperative. Coding standards, along with naming patterns, standard abbreviations and documentation conventions, greatly improve code readability and comprehension, significantly reduce bugs, and can significantly reduce software development time and costs. Shaun will discuss typical coding standards and conventions used in PHP. Shaun is the CEO of the International Web Development Academy.
PHP Security, by John Sherwood
PHP is a powerful language and the interpreter, whether included in a web server as a module or executed as a separate CGI binary, is able to access files, execute commands and open network connections on the server. These properties make anything run on a web server insecure by default. John will be covering what to look out for when developing and hosting PHP code. John Sherwood is a developer at Open Universities Australia.
We head to the Lincoln Hotel (Crn Queensberry St) at about 9pm for drinks and socialising.