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Nazly Ahmed

Nazly Ahmed

Web Developer. PHP Addict. Wordpress Hacker. FOSS Enthusiast. (Micro)Blogger. Photo Hobbyist. Cricket Fanatic. Husband. Dad.

It came to the last day of the FOSSSL 05 where David Axmark did a tutorial on 'MySQL 5.0' and Greg Stein did a tutorial on 'Programming Google'. Both session helped me in a great deal. David introduced all those new features in MySQL 5.0 and gave a good overview of MySQL Cluster.

Greg who works for Google covered all the cool Google APIs and feeds that can be used in our applications. I had a chat with Greg after the session and discussed few things on the Google Search API and the Google Map API. I did some experiments with the Search API sometime back using PHP with NuSOAP. But that was a long time ago. Lately I have been playing around with the Map API, still more time has be put into that. The short discussion with Greg helped me a lot. He gave a short presentation on Google Earth and showed how KML can be used to store geographic features. I was really impressed with that. I did check with Google Earth within the couple of days it was released. But KML, I learnt about it today, thanks to Greg.

Posted on 10th September 2005 15:50:52