I'm sharing the slides in this entry.
It was an introductory talk on XML for PHP developers. There are hundreds of technologies built on top of XML. We have all heard about RSS, Atom, XML-RPC, SOAP, etc. The goal of the talk was to get PHP developers to start using XML. In the talk, I presented three recipes:
- Parsing RSS feeds using simplexml. This was based on my blog post about retrieving weather information in your location using Yahoo! Weather.
- Generating Atom feed document using DOM.
- Scraping web pages using DOM and XPath. This was based on Web Scraping With lxml. This time I did in PHP.