Archive for February, 2008

PHPLondon February 2008

It was another great night out at PHPLondon last night.

Paul James (no relation) did a very interesting talk on RESTful interfaces and there was great discussion on the finer points. The slides from the talk will no doubt be up here very soon. I want to follow up on the references and url’s from the last couple of slides.

My take away from the talk is that an API published on a page like this does not make an interface restful. It needs to obey the 5 laws which you will find on the presentation when it is uploaded or by searching for REST.

I also had a great chat with Rob from IBM Hursley who is working on Project Zero. They are creating a lightweight Ruby/ PHP engine that can call Java like the PHP/Java bridge and similar to Quercus in some ways. This might be a way to 1. get BIRT to play nicely with PHP and 2. Get wordpress playing with SAP

Having said that project zero doesn’t need a server as it is self contained. It doesn’t need to be deployed on a Java Webserver be that Netweaver or Tomcat.

I also caught up with Demian and he was a happy man as his latest project Kindo was techcrunched yesterday and the servers coped with the spike in traffic.

I have played with Kindo and it is a nice way to enter you family tree. It is designed to enter the living family so it can remind you about birthdays etc and prompt you with links to Amazon and flower shops etc.

Although it can enter past family that probably won’t do much for the business case.

Kindo

I also caught up with some guys I have seen for ages and got some feedback on my SAP presentation I did at short notice in December.

Just remember the Annual London Conference is coming up on 29/02. Remember to register.

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PHPLondon Conference

PHPLondon Conference

Well, I have done it. I have signed up for the PHPLondon Conference.

There are a great list of speakers and great talks. Unfortunately Wez Furlong had to withdraw which is a big shame but he has been replaced by at short notice by Ivo Jansch who interestingly is writing a book called “Enterprise PHP”.  Should I mention CIO Magazine?

The schedule has been posted and I am already wishing I could split myself in two. I am keen to listen to the frameworks discussion and I want to hear Zoë Slattery and hear about Project Zero from Anthony

If you can get anywhere near Old Street on Leap Years day then I suggest you come along.

For an early bird fee of £90 it represents great value PHP training and networking. There will also be an extra PHP London Meetup on the 28th. Watch the PHPLondon site for details.

Launchy

I am a big fan of launchy and I have just counted the ways I love it in a new blog over on the SAP Community Network.