Melbourne PHP User Group Meeting – CodeSniffer, MySQL Stored Procedures

This months Melbourne PHP User Group meeting will consist of talks on CodeSniffer and MySQL Stored Procedures.

Thursday May 8th, 7pm
580 St Kilda Road Melbourne

CodeSniffer. You need it. You want it. Be there. – Avi Miller – 7:00 – 7:45 pm

PHP_CodeSniffer is a PHP5 script that tokenises and “sniffs” PHP and JavsScript code to detect violations of a defined set of coding standards. It is an essential development tool that ensures that your code remains clean and consistent. It can even help prevent some common semantic errors made by developers. This talk will show you how to use PHP_CodeSniffer to ensure your PHP and JavaScript adheres to your chosen coding standard. We will also look at how to create a new “sniff” that will check a particular coding standard requirement. Avi is the MySource Matrix Product Evangelist for Squiz. As Product Evangelist, he is contractually obliged to deeply love MySource Matrix, a state greatly enhanced by strict adherence to coding standards (great plug!). Additional daily duties include pre-sales consulting, business analysis, information architecture, hand-holding, nappy changing and other professional tasks.

MySQL Stored Procedures – Ben Balbo – 8:00 – 8:45 pm

A recent addition in MySQL 5, stored procedures allow us to automate or program our way out of many tasks directly on the server rather than having to write external scripts to do complex manipulation of data. Stored procedures can also be used to simplify data validation or enforce access control. In this talk, Ben will use a few simple stored procedures and views to demonstrate their power and usefulness, not to mention the benefits that can be reaped when the database needs refactoring.

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