Keeping Web Applications Lean and Mean at Dutch PHP Conference
By cj on Jun 08, 2009
I'm really looking forward to the Dutch PHP conference this week.
Robert Brouwer from Oracle Netherlands is talking on Friday at 11:45 about Keeping Web Applications Lean and Mean.
The need for monitoring is something that comes up all the time in discussions about burgeoning sites. In last week's SF PHP meetup (see my previous post) SonicLiving mentioned its importance several times, and Steve said a chunk of his time each day was taken up reviewing logs.
There are all sorts of web metrics that can be gathered. Robert has a lot of experience in this area and his talk will show you what might and might be useful for your site. At the end of the session, Robert will spend a few minutes discussing the product he builds for web monitoring: Real User Experience Insight. The front end of this is written in PHP (Robert's been a PHP user since the days of PHP 3) making the presentation even more interesting for PHP developers. RUEI is developed in the Netherlands, so there is a local success story too!
On Saturday at 10:30, I'll be giving a tutorial-style InstallFest session.
I'm going to do a full live demonstration of installing and using Oracle Database with PHP. I'll show Oracle's free database and some of the free applications, and show how to write efficient Oracle PHP applications that work with any Oracle Database "edition" (as we call the database feature packages)
There will be a special guest appearance by PHP ElePHPants looking for a new home
* Learn how easy it is to install Oracle Database
* Learn how to use Oracle's free database management and development tools
* Learn best architecture and coding practices for developing fast PHP database applications
* Learn what limits application scalability and how to overcome these limits
* See the benefits of connection pooling and hear tips on connection management
* See best and worst practice code examples in action
After lunch if there is demand (let us know during the first session) we'll be available to show Oracle Enterprise Linux and Oracle VM installation (start your own cloud!) and, if you want to bring your own hardware, we can assist with installing any or all of Oracle Enterprise Linux, Oracle Database, and PHP.
Finally, here is one picture I took during my very brief stay a few years ago. You can see why I want to return.