Keeping in line with my insistence that PHP can be an excellent choice when developing an app, John Crepezzi and I have decided to organize a new Meetup Group in NYC that focuses on achieving high levels of quality when building applications for the LAMP* stack.
We felt that the other handful of PHP Meetup groups in the area cater to those just starting out more often than not. The engineers who are serious about building professional, enterprise-level applications don’t really have a group where they can consistently expect presentations on those topics.
We plan to build a group around subjects like testing, architecture, scaling and performance, optimization, and ops — the topics that are actually relevant to high-traffic, revenue-generating applications. The world has plenty of those applications built on PHP, but not enough Meetup groups for the developers who build or maintain them.
The group page is here: http://www.meetup.com/pro-php
You’re highly encouraged to join if quality and performance are your thing. The first Meetup will be at the end of March.
If you don’t know me and John, we’re both core committers to the CodeIgniter framework. We also founded GetSparks.org and did our time writing for scale at places like Yahoo and AOL. We can be found at fine eateries such as Dos Toros.
* A better acronym for what we’re targeting would probably be: L**PFollow @katzgrau