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France FORUM PHP 2009 was held last week in Paris (12th and 13th nov) at Cite des sciences et de l'industrie Thanks to LeMuG (the french MySQL User Group) MySQL has had a nice set of presentations : Michael Widenius aka Monty ( Monty Program Ab ) presented "MariaDB, the future of MySQL". Johannes Schluter (MySQL connectors dev team + release manager of PHP 5.3) has presented "PHP and MySQL - A good match" This was the closing presentation for the 2 days but audience stayed to hear about the nice functionalities of the mysqlnd driver. A lot of interest for the new features (some experimental) : persistent connections, performance statistics, asynchronous request, client side cache, streams + filter, statistics collection, PDO + mysqlnd good match.

France FORUM PHP 2009 was held last week in Paris (12th and 13th nov) at Cite des sciences et de l'industrie
Thanks to LeMuG (the french MySQL User Group) MySQL has had a nice set of presentations :

Johannes Schluter (MySQL connectors dev team + release manager of PHP 5.3) has presented "PHP and MySQL - A good match"
This was the closing presentation for the 2 days but audience stayed to hear about the nice functionalities of the mysqlnd driver. A lot of interest for the new features (some experimental) : persistent connections, performance statistics, asynchronous request, client side cache, streams + filter, statistics collection, PDO + mysqlnd good match.

Michael Widenius aka Monty ( Monty Program Ab ) presented "MariaDB, the future of MySQL".

Slattery Zoe spoke about "TestFest - a new model for open source development ? "
Couzy Pierre (Microsoft France) presented "Best support, Cloud, and Open Source : status of PHP and Microsoft"
I presented MySQL and PHP evolution ( mysqli / myslnd and all the tips and tricks to develop in PHP+MySQL )
Olivier Dasini (LeMug) presented a "Return of experience for MySQL and PHP at Orange Business Services"
Seguy Damien (Alter Way Consulting) talked about "The future of LAMP"
Raphael Rougeron (Linagora) presented "RESTful web Services in PHP"
Noel Olivier & Bostral Ludovic (M6) presented "Migration from J2EE technology to PHP at M6Web"
Patrick Allaert ( eZ Systems) / Davide Mendolia (Ausy) presented "PHP applications monitoring: APM and Pinba"
Ganem Charles and Julien Zamor (Digiteka) presented "Ultimedia & JukeBo 2.0"
Hoareau Olivier ( PHPPRO) & Damien Seguy (Alter Way Consulting) presented "Yes ! PHP is industrial !"

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These 2 days were very interactive with a nice part for MySQL. In particular the usage of frameworks like Zend Framework or symfony in conjunction with MySQL was positioned to produce more industrial and maintainable PHP+MySQL code. Long live the LAMP stack !

Other presentations : full agenda