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Over the past weekend I was fortunate enough to give three presentations at the excellent Northeast PHP conference in Boston:

-How To Get There
-Ajax: You Can Do It, Too!
-How to Teach PHP and Web Development

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I’m very happy to say that I’ll be speaking at the 2013 Northeast PHP Conference, taking place in Boston on August 16-18. This is the second year of the Northeast PHP Conference, and my first year attending. I’ve heard excellent things about last year’s event, and am thrilled to be participating. I’m also fortunate enough to know several people in the Boston PHP community now, so it’ll be great to see them again.

I’ve actually been selected to do three presentations, all of which are new for me (I’ll be pretty busy in July!). Those presentations are…

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Although I don’t normally do this, per a reader request, I’ve made the book’s examples available to be seen and used here. The book has three primary examples, each in an Ajax and non-Ajax form. The pages are:

This page returns all of the employees in a selected department.
This page uses Ajax to add an employee to the database (note: the version running on this site does not actually execute the INSERT query that updates the database.)
This page provides a simple search to retrieve employees by last name.

There’s no navigation within or among the pages. You’ll need to click Back to return to this page to see another example. To run one of the examples without Ajax (to see what that’d be like for visitors that can’t use the Ajax version), disable JavaScript in your Web browser.

Peachpit Press has just published online another article I wrote titled “Ajax-ifying a Shopping Cart.” The article can be used to expand some of the content in my “Effortless E-Commerce with PHP and MySQL” book. This is the fourth and final article I wrote for Peachpit Press in support of this book (plus the five blog postings).