[nylug-announce] New York Linux Users Grp. Sept. meeting, 9/18, Hans Zaunere (New York PHP) @ 6:30pm

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Tue Sep 10 22:17:54 EDT 2002


                 The New York Linux Users Group presents

                       Hans Zaunere (New York PHP)
                                 - on -
       Adding Pizazz, Hyperaction, Punch to Your Web Sites with PHP


September 18, 2002
Wednesday
6:30pm-8:00pm
IBM Headquarters Building
590 Madison Avenue at 57th Street


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AMP Technology (Apache MySQL PHP):

    This September 18th meeting is brought to you by the letters P, H
    and P.
    
    The PHP Hypertext Preprocessor (PHP). You've seen the acronym in
    your URLs, read it next to the copyright notice of many sites, and
    seen whole rows on it at the bookstore shelves. What is it, though?
    Is it like Zope, software, a server? Is it a programming language?
    Like SGML maybe, a superset language, spec.? Whatever--but is it
    cool?
    
    Now we're thinking. PHP ``is a `widely-used general-purpose
    scripting language,' designed with the Internet in mind. Commonly
    implemented to manipulate databases and dynamic content on the
    server, PHP is also an indispensable local scripting tool.
    Delivering high performance, intuitive syntax, powerful structure
    and a rich feature set, PHP puts ideas into action, both locally and
    on the Internet,'' writes nyphp.org.
    
    PHP has a C syntax style, helping coders spool up quickly with the
    language. PHP is a very popular, succesful Web scripting language. A
    recent Netcraft survey shows nearly 9.3 million domains are using
    PHP.
    
    Surfing the Web it is apparent why the numbers are huge, and who the
    users are: e-commerce sites, dynamic content sites, small and large
    dynamic Web portals. For example, if Slashcode is overkill for your
    purposes try one of the PHP flavored alternatives, like PHPNuke.
    
    Platform and Web server choices for PHP are aplenty. ``PHP can be
    used on all major operating systems, including Linux, many Unix
    variants (including HP-UX, Solaris and OpenBSD), Microsoft Windows,
    Mac OS X, RISC OS, and probably others. PHP has also support for
    most of the web servers today. This includes Apache, Microsoft
    Internet Information Server, Personal Web Server, Netscape and
    iPlanet servers, Oreilly Website Pro server, Caudium, Xitami,
    OmniHTTPd, and many others. For the majority of the servers PHP has
    a module, for the others supporting the CGI standard, PHP can work
    as a CGI processor,'' writes php.net.
    
    The meeting's speaker is NYLUG member Hans Zaunere. Hans is also
    member, operator of the local PHP group, New York PHP (NYPHP.ORG).
    
    Hans will begin with a PHP and Apache compile, but let Hans explain
    it: ``PHP has already won over developers for web applications, and
    it continues to move onto the client-side as an easy way to create
    Internet and database aware standalone applications. New York PHP
    (http://nyphp.org) will be presenting how to quickly compile your
    own AMP (Apache/MySQL/PHP) Technology Suite, how PHP can use MySQL
    as a fast, efficient and powerful data store, Apache as a de facto
    interface, and why PHP is meriting recognition for GUI construction
    (GTK) and local application development.''
    http://nyphp.org
    http://mysql.com
    http://phpnuke.org
    http://postnuke.org
    http://www.php.net/usage.php
    
Summary:

        * PHP generates dynamic Web content with powerful use of any
          database backend. All the major db players are compatible, and
          PHP plays well with ODBC.
        * PHP has its own version of CPAN called PEAR , the PHP
          Extension and Application Repository. http://pear.php.net

    So, remove the static cling from your staid sites, come and learn
    more about PHP from Hans Zaunere, NYPHP founder, PHP user, and from
    your fellow NYLUGgers.

References:

        * PHP official site, http://www.php.net
        * New York PHP users site, http://www.nyphp.org
        * PHP book titles,
          http://www.bookpool.com/.x/6hadysjjmm/ss/1?qs=php
        * Photograph Album use of PHP,
          http://hotwired.lycos.com/webmonkey/01/27/index3a.html?tw=programming
        * PHP gets its own comp.lang.php group, finally. On one server
          it has nearly 3,367 posts in the past 30 days.
          http://groups.google.com/groups?as_q=&num=10&as_scoring=r&hl=en&ie=ISO-8859-1&as_epq=&as_oq=&as_eq=&as_ugroup=&as_usubject=&as_uauthors=&as_umsgid=1025483879.39561%40isc.org&lr=&as_drrb=q&as_qdr=&as_mind=12&as_minm=5&as_miny=1981&as_maxd=7&as_maxm=9&as_maxy=2002&safe=images
        * SMARTY, a template engine to separate code from presentation
          http://smarty.php.net

    
Stammtisch plug:
     Have you been to stammtisch lately?

Free Stuff!
     Swag of undetermined value and quantity will be distributed on a
     first-come, first-served basis. Arrive early for the best pickins!

Keysignings
     Immediately after the presentation and continuing at the Old Stand
     pub, we will be gathering for a keysigning. So for those who have
     keys already, please remember to bring hard-copy printouts of your
     40-character key fingerprint. If you haven't created a key yet, our
     howto docs are posted here: http://www.nylug.org/keys

Stammtisch
     And then after the meeting... Join us around 8:15pm or so at the
     Old Stand, 914 3rd Ave. on the corner of 55th Street.

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September 2002 - The New York Linux Users Group, NYLUG.org

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