php meetup

Becoming A Bash Ninja

Tricks and Tips for Command Line CLI PHP Development Tools

March 24th, 2009

It's March. Not much happens in March. Except, of course, for the March General Meeting, where we're pleased to have karate kid Brian Dailey show us how to slice through the original IDE - the command line. Even if you're an avid GUI user, these techniques are always useful - and great at impressing your friends - so join Brian and step up to get your own black belt.

The command line environment can be a powerful tool in a developer's toolkit. Learning to use it well can make you a more productive and more versatile developer.

This presentation is an introduction to the use of the shell as a development environment. The talk will go over the basics of shell navigation, including shortcuts that even seasoned CLI users may find useful.

The presentation will also briefly cover some of the most useful tools available to PHP developers: GNU screen for your multitasking needs, using vim as and IDE, and automated deployment with Phing.

Brian Dailey has been using the command line since MS-DOS 5.0, making the switch to Linux with Redhat 7.2. He is an independent consultant in the NYC area bringing web-based applications to the masses since 2001.

Thank you to IBM for providing a great presentation space in Midtown Manhattan. As a service to our community, New York PHP users group meetings are always free and open to the public.