speaks at TechMaine PHP Users Group
Speaker: Ben Birney, Tilson Technology Management
Since PHP can easily combine script code with HTML
, a PHP developer in a hurry will often create content rendering code that combines processing with display.
While this is a convenient short cut, it usually leads to maintenance problems down the road - and is just plain ugly to look at!
Put the ghosts of your computer science textbooks to bed - learn about the elegant Smarty templating engine, and get Model-View-Controller back into your life.
About the Presenter: Ben Birney is a web developer and senior project manager for Tilson Technology Management.
Ben graduated from Williams College with a BS in CS, and went on to become a freelance web developer focusing on small-business content management systems.
has developed a complete suite of open-source CMS and e-commerce tools that Tilson uses in its web development practice.
has also developed middleware systems to talk to Salesforce, Basecamp, PayPal, Authorize.net and NOAA.
uses Smarty even when it takes a little longer, just in case his
CS professors burst out from a closet.