John Mertic

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John Mertic

SugarCRM

Biography

John Mertic is a senior software engineer and serves as the partner and community developer liaison at SugarCRM, having several years of experience with PHP web applications. At SugarCRM, he has specialized in data integration, mobile and user interface architecture. An avid writer, he has been published in php|architect, IBM Developerworks, and in the Apple Developer Connection, and is the author of the book ‘The Definitive Guide to SugarCRM: Better Business Applications’. He has also contributed to many open source projects, most notably the PHP project where is the creator and maintainer of the PHP Windows Installer.

Proposals for this user

* "You want me to test this !?!?" - Lessons learned from testing legacy code

In this talk I'll explore stategies for getting testing going inside your project, drawing upon experiences of making legacy code more testable.
Cooking 2011-02-02 04:22:53 +0000
John Mertic

* Building a business application on the SugarCRM platform

Learn how to build your business application on the SugarCRM platform.
Business 2011-01-28 11:18:32 +0000
John Mertic

* Git vs Subversion: The pragmatic showdown

If there's something that is beginning to challenge the age old "vi vs emacs" agrument, it's a projects choice of version control system. In this talk we'll throw the religious and technical arguments out the window of this debate, focusing instead on the pragmatic side of the argument. If you are wanting to figure out which VCS is better for your team and your project, this talk will give you practical advice about both to help you make a more informed decision.
Cooking 2011-02-22 16:48:28 +0000
John Mertic

* Making your PHP application easy to customize

Strategies for developing customizable PHP applications.
Cooking 2011-01-28 11:20:46 +0000
John Mertic

* Working successfully outside the cube

How to make being a remote worker and supporting remote workers successful in an organization.
Culture 2011-01-28 11:19:45 +0000
John Mertic