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Marc Wandschneider is a professional software developer with well over fifteen years of industry experience (yes, he really is that old). He travels the globe working on interesting projects and gives talks at conferences and trade shows whenever possible.

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Mar 08, 2008 | 10:20:21
PHP Québec talks
By marcwan

This year, as part of my annual trip to Canada and the USA, I’ve been asked to give two talks at the annual PHP Québec conference in Montréal. I haven’t been back to that city since 1993 when I graduated from University, and it will be interesting to see how it goes. (Although I suspect that while Beijing basks in nearly 20C (nearly 70F) weather every day and even Seattle and New York were closer to 10C (50F), Montréal is still hanging below freezing most days and has over a metre of snow on the ground).

I will be giving talks on internationalisation (commonly just called i18n) and giving your database servers a break with memcached. If you’re anywhere in the neighbourhood, come on by for some good fun. I’ll be getting back to regular programming content this weekend.

The slides for my presentations are here:

[Sorry for the delay in fixing the memcached link – I have had a severe flu for the last few days. It should be okay now.]

Comments (3) Add Comment | Tags: php quebec conference talks i18n memcached Montreal Canada
the memcache presentation is corrupt it looks like
Posted By: mike Mar 14, 2008 23:21:13
mike@local:~/downloads$ gunzip phpquebec2008-memcached-ppt.tar.gz

gzip: phpquebec2008-memcached-ppt.tar.gz: unexpected end of file

I am looking forwarding to reading it! The i18n one was a good sanity check for our strategies at work. The memcached one looks more interesting to me though from what I can tell from the keynote attachments... but the file is corrupt for the slides!

Thanks :)
Memcached presentation file is corrupt
Posted By: mike Mar 14, 2008 23:22:27
mike@local:~/downloads$ gunzip phpquebec2008-memcached-ppt.tar.gz

gzip: phpquebec2008-memcached-ppt.tar.gz: unexpected end of file

I am looking forwarding to reading it! The i18n one was a good sanity check for our strategies at work. The memcached one looks more interesting to me though from what I can tell from the keynote attachments... but the file is corrupt for the slides!

Thanks :)

p.s. the commenting is broken in IE6...
Memcache add remove servers
Posted By: Eric Parent Mar 19, 2008 09:27:11
I think I asked this at the conference, what happens when you add and remove servers from the pool. I believe. The problem I'm having is with this person that says that whenever he adds or removes servers, the cache becomes wiped, and everything needs to be re-cached. He ran some test scripts, and claims that his theory is true. Now I'm very confused. Having the cache cleared is not an option for my site, but we might need to add and remove servers once in a while. Do you have any words of wisdom for me?

Cheers
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