2013 talks proposals
Deadline for talk submission is Friday, November 2 at 5pm PT.
Prepared talks are 20 minutes (including setup and questions), and focus on one or more of the following areas:
- tools (some cool new software, software library or integration platform)
- specs (how to get the most out of some protocols, or proposals for new ones)
- challenges (one or more big problems we should collectively address)
The community will vote on proposals using the criteria of:
Please follow the formatting guidelines:
== Talk Title == * Speaker's name, affiliation, and email address * Second speaker's name, affiliation, email address, if applicable Abstract of no more than 500 words.
Modernizing VuFind with Zend Framework 2
- Demian Katz, Villanova University, demian DOT katz AT villanova DOT edu
When setting goals for a new major release of VuFind, use of an existing web framework was an important decision to encourage standardization and avoid reinvention of the wheel. Zend Framework 2 was selected as providing the best balance between the cutting-edge (ZF2 was released in 2012) and stability (ZF1 has a long history and many adopters). This talk will examine some of the architecture and features of the new framework and discuss how it has been used to improve the VuFind project.