php meetup

Windows, IIS, MSSQL and PHP (WISP) or Why a PHP Developer Should Care About Microsoft

Overview of WISP including Ajax, Silverlight, SQL Server and Visual Studio as PHP Development Tools

September 23rd, 2008

The crispness of Fall is here and NYPHP promises an equally refreshing line-up as 2009 (where's my rocket car?) is on the horizon. We kick things off in September with Microsoft Developer Evangelist Peter Laudati, and why the WISP stack (Windows, IIS, SQL Server, PHP) could whisk you away with its very own crisp clarity.

And join us at TGI Fridays after the presentation for complimentary drinks and hors d'oeuvres, thanks to Microsoft.

There are a host of technologies and tools from Microsoft that can add value to your PHP solutions, save you time, and are just plain cool. This presentation will cover server technologies like FastCGI, IIS and the PHP SQL Server Driver, client technologies like the Microsoft AJAX Library and Silverlight, as well as developer tools. This is not a sales pitch - it's a technical walk-through with demos, and will give you pointers to lots of resources for digging deeper.

Peter Laudati is a Developer Evangelist with Microsoft. In his current role, Peter works with the developer community in New York and New Jersey to support area user groups, code camps, and other events. Previously, he worked as a consultant in Microsoft's services division. As a consultant, he worked on several application development projects and provided architectural guidance for large customers throughout the NY & NJ metro area. He lives with his family in central New Jersey and loves kayaking and biking at the Jersey Shore.

You can reach Peter through his blog:

Thank you to IBM for providing a great presentation space in Midtown Manhattan. As a service to our community, New York PHP Community meetings are always free and open to the public.


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