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Posted: 03/23/2012 by David Meinke

Posted: 01/27/2012 by David Meinke
The web site is back up after someone pointing out that it was down for an extended period of time. FTP access has been revoked for all and all is right in the world. If anyone is interested in meeting to discuss what needs to be done with the group please email

Live on Localhost - PHP OKC for Jan 2010
Posted: 01/22/2010 by Chad Henderson

Live on Localhost

A hands-on step-by-step walk-through of how to setup a complete local development environment. Tools covered:

  • Zend Server CE (Free Community Edition)
    • Includes: Apache, MySQL, PHP 5.3, Admin Panel and more
  • Git Version Control and basic introduction to using Git and Github for working in development teams.

This setup meeting will pave the way for some live team coding sessions and user group projects planned for 2010. We will also be opening the floor for a two-way discussion about future plans for the group, what we hope to achieve in 2010, and what everyone wants to get out of the group in the new year. Do not miss this meeting! Please mark your calendars and save the date!

We will meet at the Oklahoma Coworking Collaborative at 6:30pm Tuesday the 26th of January. Directions and more information about the okcCoCo can be found at their website.

Object Oriented Programming in PHP - Dec 2009 Meeting
Posted: 12/15/2009 by Chad Henderson

Vance Lucas will be giving his talk "Object Oriented Apologetics"

In defense of object-oriented programming - How and why you should use object oriented programming for your next project. This talk is for PHP programmers who are just learning about object oriented code, who cling to old excuses ("object oriented code is slower"), or who are otherwise unconvinced of its usefulness. Concrete real-world examples of common scenarios and challenges that programmers face will be presented, and how taking an object oriented approach is better than a procedural one in most cases. Copious code examples in both object oriented and procedural approaches will be provided throughout, and the differences and benefits of the object oriented approach will be explained.

Join us at 6:30 pm at the Oklahoma City Coworking Collaborative :

Oct 2009 Meeting featuring Tim Ariyeh
Posted: 10/01/2009 by Chad Henderson

For the October meeting, Tim Ariyeh will be presenting "Doctrine ORM: Data Access that Doesn't Suck" which he describes as
"An introduction to the Doctrine ORM library, a powerful set of tools to make dealing with your data more enjoyable. Learn how to let it do the heavy lifting so you can stop writing the same crappy SQL statements over and over again."

6:30pm Tuesday Oct 13th, at the Oklahoma City Coworking Collaborative

723 N Hudson
OKC, OK 73102

August PHP User Group Meeting
Posted: 08/03/2009 by Jonathan Yarbor

We are in need of a presenter for the August Meeting. The following presentations have been suggested.

  • Smarty Template Engine
  • Securty

If you are interested in presenting on these or another topic send us an email: Send Email

July PHP Users Group Meeting
Posted: 07/13/2009 by Chad Henderson
IMPORTANT NOTE: Due to a scheduling conflict with another user group, the July meeting will be held on Thursday the 16th instead of Tuesday the 14th this month. will be on Monday 20th due to weather.


The meeting this month will be an open discussion about PHP Frameworks. Should you use a framework and if so, which one? There are many to choose from and it can be hard to tell them apart. Hopefully, together, we can shed some light on this subject.

So come join us at the okcCoCo and bring your laptop (hopefully with a demo of your favorite framework), a willingness to participate and an open mind!

Thursday, July 16th at 6:30pm
at the Oklahoma City Coworking Collaborative
723 N Hudson
OKC, OK 73102

June 2009 Meeting. June 9
Posted: 06/05/2009 by David Meinke

Building a Data Mapper with PHP5 and the Standard PHP Library

Presented by Vance Lucas
Learn the power of object-oriented programming in PHP5 and the many benefits it offers over the more traditional PHP procedural programming style. This session will include a light introduction to object-oriented concepts and will provide real-world concrete examples of the benefits it can offer you and the PHP projects you work on.

About Vance Vance is a web developer specializing in the latest web technologies and trends, especially object-oriented PHP5, MySQL, Javascript, jQuery, HTML, and CSS. Vance is a motivated self-starter who created his first website at the age of 12. Driven to learn more about the web to make better websites, Vance taught himself programming with PHP and MySQL back when PHP3 was new at the age of 13. After discovering the power of server-side languages, he has never looked back and continues to work on projects and websites to make them better with the latest technologies. Since PHP5�s release in late 2004, Vance has been focused on and obsessed with object-oriented programming and the advantages it has over the traditional PHP procedural coding style.

Vance currently works at Back40 Design, Inc. as the senior programmer, working on both client and internal projects, and most recently lead the programming team through a complete procedural to object-oriented programming conversion for Back40�s new Content Management System called Javelin.

PHP users group planning meeting
Posted: 06/01/2009 by David Meinke
Getting the gang back together.

For those that are intersted on Wedn. June 3rd meet at 6pm at the okcCoCo to discuss the future of the PHP user group for Oklahoma City. Anyone interested in developing this group and has ideas for it are welcome to come.

Directions at

New Web Development Group
Posted: 03/21/2006 by David Meinke

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New Web Site Feature
Posted: 11/10/2005 by Michael Qualls
I have added the ability for registered member to send messages to other registered members.

Visit the members page to try out this new feature.

Simply click the arrow to view a member's details and click the "contact" link.

UPDATE 11/11/2005: I have added the ability for members to submit articles to be listed on the Web site. So, if you would like to write an article and submit it, click the "PHP Articles" link on the navigation bar.

New Links Added to Site
Posted: 11/09/2005 by Michael Qualls
Check out the Links Section. A slew of new PHP related links have been added to the site.

Meeting Topic
Posted: 11/08/2005 by David Meinke
Client Probing using PHP, JavaScript and Java.

Presented by Joe Love.
Senior DBA for the NCED Postal Training Center.
and President of

Please RSVP if you plan to attend.

Business Cards Ordered
Posted: 07/28/2005 by David Meinke
Cards to spread the word have been ordered. I took the creative liberties of Vista Print and got these.

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