I’ve been at the International PHP Conference in Frankfurt, Germany all week. In all, I like the feel of this conference. They have a good balance of catering to the community while appealing to businesses and management. It’s also a great opportunity to network with PHP programmers and the community on the other side of the pond.
At this conference, I gave two talks: one on designing and implementing RESTful Web Services and the other an examination of input filtering techniques with Zend_Filter_Input and the new filter extension that’s in PHP 5.2. I did find plenty to be desired in both of these while preparing my presentation, so I have a few bug and feature requests to submit for ext/filter and perhaps some patches to submit for Zend_Filter_Input.
I’ll be writing more thoughts on the conference in a wrap-up later, including a wrap-up of the Zend Conference last week, but, in the meantime, I’m going to get some rest and collect my thoughts. For now, I’ve attached the slides and further reading links for my two talks. Enjoy!
RESTful Web Services
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- Architectural Styles and the Design of Network-based Software Architectures, by Roy Felding
- How I Explained REST to My Wife, by Ryan Tomayko
- pecl/json Extension
- Zend Framework
- Zend_Json Class
- Zend_Rest_Server Class
- del.icio.us API
- Yahoo! Web Search API
- Flickr API
Filtering Tainted Data
Download the slides (PDF, 2.3 MB)