Archive for January, 2007

php|tek is Coming to Chicago

Friday, January 26th, 2007

The guys at PHP Architect are at it once again with another sweet looking conference. I attended the php|works conference in Toronto back in 2005 and met some amazing people. If it’s in your budget (or if you can get a boss to pay for your fare), do it.

London anyone?

Thursday, January 18th, 2007

PHP Conference London 2007

It’s back!—just doing my bit to support the UK’s premiere PHP event. And hats off to them again for honest pricing—no inflation since last year if I remember right: £50 in advance or £75 on the day. Whether I’ll be able to get there is another story but I’d like to.

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January Meeting

Monday, January 15th, 2007

Update: Due to an unforeseen scheduling conflict, the January meeting will be postponed 1 week. The new date will be February 4th.


Mark your calendars the meeting will be held on Sunday, February 4th at 3:00 PM. Once again our gracious sponsor Full Sail will be hosting us.

Currently the exact location has yet to be specified but keep checking back, this post will always hold the most updated information.

Topics Covered

The January meeting will explore two very important aspects of the PHP language: Functions and Arrays. A specific breakdown follows.


  • Code Reuse: Why it’s Important
  • Declaring and Calling Functions
  • Passing Data In
  • Getting Data Out
  • Understanding “Scope”


  • Scalar Values vs. Compound Values
  • Array Anatomy
  • Types of Arrays
  • Setting Array Values
  • Fetching Array Values
  • Nested/Multi-dimensional Arrays
  • Useful Array Functions & Examples

A review of the previous session will take place at the beginning of the meeting to make sure everyone is still on track. Please post any questions or comments to this post.

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