Giving Two Talks at php|works Atlanta this week

James Gang

This Friday, I’ll be giving two talks at php|works Atlanta: one on the CodeIgniter framework, and one on PhpSecInfo.

Intro to CodeIgniter

September 14, 2007 @ 1:15 – 2:15pm

CodeIgniter is an open-source web application framework written in PHP. Created by EllisLab, CI is descended from the ExpressionEngine CMS system, and therefore has a focus on real-world needs and solutions for PHP developers. CI is easy to deploy, and works with a wide variety of environments (even FTP-only shared hosting accounts). It offers powerful features like MVC and ActiveRecord without requiring the developer to adhere to strict coding guidelines. It’s easy to extend, and plays well with other code libraries like PEAR and Zend Framework.

In this talk we’ll go over the basics of CI: how to deploy it and writing a simple application. As time allows, we’ll discuss how to extend the framework with other libraries.

Securing the PHP Environment With PhpSecInfo

September 14, 2007 @ 4:30 – 5:30pm

PhpSecInfo is an easy to use security auditing tool for the PHP Environment. We’ll discuss how to use PhpSecInfo as part of your web app security toolkit, and how to customize and extend it for your specific needs, including using the Zend_Environment_Security module from the Zend Framework.

Hope to see you there!