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Location: Ballroom A1
PHP has a reputation for being poorly designed and inconsistent. This reputation has been earned through a lifetime of organic growth. Some of this criticism is deserved, but some parts—The Good Parts—keep us coming back for more. Join us as we discuss the reasons why PHP powers most of the Web despite its flaws.
Scaling is a perennial problem. One day you are happily serving 10,000 users and suddenly that pesky CNN picks you on you and you have to deal with a million users. It isn't all about putting the latest hardware, more disk or more RAM. Scaling is a subtle art of discovering pain points in the application and using various Open Source software and technologies to get you to where you want.
Moderated by: Addison Berry and Emma Jane Hogbin
Whether you're an aspiring technical author, or a raging DocBook fiend, you've probably noticed that a lot open source documentation needs help. Want to help (or need help)? Writing Open Source is a new cross-project initiative dedicated to making docs suck less.
In this laboratory, we will carry out a safety audit of an Open Source web application. We will work on a real application. The laboratory will end with the handing over of the report to the authors of the application so they can have an outside view on the safety of the application.
Drupal is a highly modular, Open Source Content Management System with a wealth of powerful add-on modules. Learn to harness it all and build dynamic websites with Drupal from authors of the book, Using Drupal.
Semantic Technologies provide a simple, standardized methodology for representing, combing and sharing data and serve as the foundation for creating communities of open data. These technologies are both easy to learn and easy to use. This tutorial will introduce you to semantic programming using a variety of open source tools and programming techniques that you can use on your projects today.
Location: Meeting Room B3
Moderated by: Kieran Lal
Companies are increasing looking to use social publishing to build audiences, get feedback about their products, make it easy for users and fans to participate socially on their website, and help get connected through integration with social networks. In this session we will review best practices in performance, scalability, security, and content staging for these social publishing sites.