ZendCon07 Day 1

Day one of the conference is over and everything has gone well so far. I attended the extending PHP session by Wez, Sara, and Marcus. It was alot of review but it was very

informative and brought up alot of things that I tend to forget frequently. It was also good to find out that Marcus has a pretty decent american impression. In either case I

have a couple small php extension projects that I am thinking about starting now just to tinker around with some of what they talked about.

I also heard some unconfirmed rumours that database testing was brought a fair amount in the Best Practices tutorial. So if any of you were in that tutorial and have any

questions track me down.

After the tutorials were finished all of us from the selling source decided to go into San Francisco for some food and what not. We went to the Stinking Rose which billed

itself as a garlic resteraunt and it certaintly did not dissapoint. We hung around for a while to chit-chat and what not. It is my first time in San Francisco and it pretty much

has further confirmed that I am definately not a city guy :).

Today’s sessions are underway and thus far I have found myself working the entire time but I plan on stopping that after the current round of sessions is over. I am looking

forward to going to Give Your Site A Boost With memcached from Ben Ramsey and High Performance PHP & MySQL Scaling Techniques by Eli White. We will also be spending some time

today setting up the Selling Source booth. We are also sponsering the opening reception tonight in the exhibit hall which I don’t really think means anything other than we’ll

have our logo plastered in a few key places which is always nice. Also we are giving away a fairly nifty prize at the end of the conference to a random winner of a little code challenge that we put together.

If any of the fellow conference goers plan on going to the opening reception be sure to track me down and say hello. I think I am going to leave both my laptop and black

berry so there will be no distractions. I would love to talk to y’all about pretty much anything. :P.

Going to ZendCon

I will be leaving for ZendCon on Sunday. This will be my first zend con and I am really looking forward to going. I was hoping to speak at the conference about refactoring and database testing but alas it wasn’t meant to be :). I figure it gives me more time to enjoy everyone else’s talks and I can also meet the other attendees without the impending doom of everyone in a room paying attention to me.

I will be attending the conference with a sizable group of co-workers from The Selling Source and will be spending some time in our booth in the exhibit hall. If any of you would like to discuss unit testing, late static binding, or what not please come track me down. I am very interested to talk with anyone that may have checked out the PHPUnit Database extension. I have a small list of features that I am hoping to add shortly and would love to hear about any other features people may be looking for.