php meetup

An Introduction to NSM, PHP Messaging and Clew

Learn about the New York PHP Community Projects

April 27th, 2004

New York PHP will be presenting a short talk and hosting a discussion about the pre-release beta version of Clew - Conversationally Linked Email and other Writings - at our next general meeting, Tuesday, April 27.

A 20 minute briefing, given by Chris Snyder and Hans Zaunere, will serve as an introduction to Clew. The talk will be followed by an open discussion moderated by Hans.

Join us for this introduction to the powerful new hybrid mailing list, web forum and hypertext publishing system Clew - which is the framework for the upcoming pre-release of the New York PHP website and mailing lists.

Clew ties nodes into threads, making it ideally suited for building message boards and mailing lists allowing users to access discussions through a web interface and/or receive/respond to them as if from a traditional mailing list. Utilizing roles-based administration, users can subscribe to the interface on a per thread or area of interest basis.

Clew is based on Hans Zaunere's implementation of a nested set model (NSM) in PHP+MySQL, aka pNSM and has also adopted Zaunere's pAuth, a roles-based authorization system, and pMime, an mime-message processor. While Chris Snyder has been responsible for the clew-specific PHP classes, many other members of New York PHP have contributed to the development of clew. Find out how New York PHP is using Clew to help in its restructuring and where you can get involved.

Daniel Kushner, of Zend Technologies, will also be on hand to provide information and discounts on Zend's new training program.

SAMS Publishing, our latest sponsor, has been kind enough to provide us with books to raffle off. Come prepared with a business card to enter the drawing.

Special Offer

We are partnering with CeBIT America for their upcoming three day show and conference at the Javits Center in New York City, May 25-27th. To kick things off, we are going to raffle off a full conference pass at Tuesday's meeting. This pass is valued at $590. For conference details, check out CeBit America.


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