php meetup

Building Rich Internet Applications (RIAs) with Silverlight & PHP

RIA Development with .NET, Microsoft, Silverlight and PHP

June 23rd, 2009

Even though Mother Nature may not know it's June, it is, and time for our June meeting. We'll welcome back Peter Laudati and Microsoft, to give us a refreshing summer refresher on the Silverlight and PHP play.

In March 2007, Microsoft introduced Silverlight to the market as a new platform for developing rich internet applications. Silverlight is a cross-browser, cross-platform, and cross-device plug-in for delivering the next generation of media experiences and rich interactive applications for the Web. By using various tools, designers and developers can collaborate more effectively using the skills they have today to light up the Web of tomorrow. Silverlight is a client-side technology with no dependencies on the Microsoft web stack (.NET). Therefore, it can be a perfect complement to PHP applications.

Come join us as we take a tour around Silverlight, including its capabilities, how to develop Silverlight applications, and the tools used. We'll also talk about how you can use Silverlight together with PHP to take user experiences to the next level!

And join us at TGI Friday's at 56th and Lexington after the meeting for complimentary food and drink, thanks to Microsoft.

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. His blog can be read at

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


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