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Speaking at Dallas TechFest 2010 - Building a Web Service API

Note: This article was originally published at Planet PHP on 28 July 2010.
Planet PHP

Just a heads up for all of those in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area - there's a great one-day event coming up this Friday (July 31st) blending PHP, .NET, Java, new media, Joomla and WordPress into one packed day of sessions - Dallas TechFest 2010 at the University of Texas at Dallas.

I'll be giving a session called aoBuilding a Web Service APIa from 10:30 - 11:45am in the PHP track. Here's a summary of the session:

When is a web application more than just a web application? Hook up an API and you'll see! I'll walk you through the basics of what an API is and the concepts behind it as well as key pieces of technology you can use to create both the client and server. There's a focus on PHP but other languages and tools will be touched on as well.

There's still time to register for the event - tickets can be purchased for an early bird price (ending today) of $50 or $60 at the door. You can see the full list of sessions here.