Springtime in Atlanta and PHP – Big Nerd Ranch Announces PHP Bootcamp
May 16-20, 2005

Emily Herman
Big Nerd Ranch, Inc.
(678) 595-6773

Atlanta, GA – March 9, 2005 – Springtime in Atlanta and PHP – Big Nerd
Ranch Announces PHP Bootcamp May 16-20, 2005

David Sklar returns to the Big Nerd Ranch to teach the next installment
of PHP5 Bootcamp, May 16-20, 2005. Mr. Sklar, one of the foremost PHP5
gurus, will be guiding students through an intensive five-day course on
PHP5 programming and development. PHP5 continues to impress developers
and project managers with its flexibility and performance, providing an
ideal solution that is scalable to projects of any size and scope. This
incredible tool can be a powerful addition to a developer’s arsenal
whether the project is a small intranet or an enterprise-level
e-commerce website. David Sklar’s wealth of experience and engaging
demeanor make him the perfect navigator to guide students through the
inner workings of PHP5 development to create sophisticated and
multi-layered websites.

The course covers a spectrum of topics including:
* PEAR frameworks and working with forms
* Object-oriented programming in PHP5
* Managing users with cookies and sessions
* Storing information in relational databases
* Parsing and generating XML
* Creating web services
* Mastering authentication, authorization and security

“PHP5 can seem deceptively simple, but once you start delving into some
of its more advanced features, especially the way PHP5 improves PHP4’s
relationship with object-oriented programming, you realize the full
depth and breadth of this design platform,” commented David Sklar,
Bootcamp instructor. “Suddenly, the scope of what you’re capable of
just explodes with new possibilities and exciting venues to explore.”

David Sklar is an independent consultant specializing in technical
training, software development, and strategic planning. He is the
author of “Learning PHP 5” (O’Reilly), “Essential PHP Tools” (Apress),
and “PHP Cookbook” (O’Reilly). His book, “Learning PHP 5,” serves as
the main course textbook. He is an instructor at the New School
University and has spoken at many conferences, including the O’Reilly
Open Source Conference, the EGovOS Open Source/Open Standards
Conference, and the International PHP Conference. For the complete
syllabus, please visit http://www.bignerdranch.com/classes/php5.shtml.

The Big Nerd Ranch incorporates intensive training classes for Unix and
Mac OS X programmers in a retreat setting in scenic Georgia. This
month’s class will be held at the Emory University Conference Center,
one of the shining gems of academia in the Southeast. Conveniently
located to downtown Atlanta, the Emory location is also situated in a
rolling wooded campus boasting one of the most breathtaking parks in
the city. Class price of $3500 includes lodging, all meals, original
instruction materials, 24-hour lab access, and transportation to and
from the Atlanta airport. Students are encouraged to bring independent
projects to class, allowing for input from classmates and individual
instructor attention. For more information, call 678-595-6773 or visit