In this latest post
on Adam Trachtenburg
's blog today, he talks about the (just ended) ApacheCon
and mentions his slides along the way.
I got back from jApacheCon last night. I like the show, but the ASF has certainly shifted over the years from programs written in C (httpd, mod_perl, PHP) to programs written in Java (Ant, Axis, Beehive, Cocoon, Geronimo, Jakarta, Struts, etc.). This has caused the show to have an increasingly large amount of Java content.
This has caused the PHP crowd to dub ApacheCon with new names. Chris prefers JApacheCon; Andrei likes JAvacheCon; I want either ApacheCon4J or jApacheCon. However, Day 3 was a nice mix of PHP, Ruby, and Michael's httpd talks.
His talk, "Consuming Web Services Using PHP 5" and was well recieved by the conference-goers. It looks briefly at REST and SOAP, with a few demos of each and a progression on the SOAP side ending up with his eBay Motors Google Maps mashup. You can get the slides here (PDF).