Live near Denver and like PHP?

Whether you love it, like it, or just want to learn what it's all about, we're here for you. The Front Range PHP User Group has been holding meetings since September of 2008 for PHP enthusiasts and learners of all types to get together and learn about PHP and related web technologies. We'd love to have you join us.

If you're interested in seeing what we've done, check out some of our presentations.

Next regular meeting

Our next regular meeting is April 16, 2014, starting at 6:30. This month, we have two speakers and two topics.

Xander Guzman will be presenting "Scaling your Applications with Asynchronous Tasks":
Difficulty: Medium-High

As developers we’re often reach that point where we have long running blocking scripts that have to run, whether it be to send out e-mail notifications, executes a cron task, or just a long algorithmic method. Tasks like these can cause server performance issues and cause your users to believe that your site is non-responsive.

In this talk we will learn how to bring RabbitMQ, the Python task/worker framework, and Rhubarb a PHP Celery API together so that we can queue up these asynchronous tasks and please everyone from the sysops people to the end-user.

Sometime between now and the meeting, Xander will have instructions on getting a vagrant machine up and running to follow along with the code.

Xander is a Senior Engineer at Synacore.

Next, Chris Klette will present on "Intro to BDD", that is "Behavior-Driven Design w/ Behat".

Got a million unit tests and 100% code coverage but still not sure if your code meets requirements? Starting a new project and want to use a test driven approach but you have no idea where to start? Then try Behat, A powerful tool that can turn your user stories into actual tests!

Chris Klette is a senior web developer for Politico.

We will have food and drink so please RSVP on the page.

I hope you'll join us and I look forward to seeing you at our next meeting

David Stockton

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The location is 2980 Larimer St, NOT 1430 Larimer. Google maps is being weird.

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