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I went down to Miami with my good friend Mark from A List SEO to BarCamp Miami … I didn't have tickets to the show I really wanted to be at, the Future of Web Apps, So I figured that at least I could hang out and get to meet some people at BarCamp.

Well, meet people I did … and a lot of them. I was lucky enough to hang out and eat dinner with Larry Masters, the master mind behind the CakePHP framework. From our talks, I am definitely going to be checking out how I can start reaping the rewards of CakePHP as a rapid application development Framework.

Some of the other great guys that I spoke with were Kevin Marks, a developer advocate from Google … Edgar Caballero, the senior technology consultant from Altra-App … Jason Baptiste, CEO of Publictivity … David Di Cillo, web and print designer with ThirtyNine … Gary Schulthesis, & Craig Agranoff from Vois … Sunir Shah from FreshBooks … Eamon O'Connor from Refraction Films … Onajide Shabakaka from the Miami Art Exchange … and many more …

So, from what I thought was going to be a nice get away turned out to be a networking home run … some of these guys are making really big moves in the development community … most notably, is Larry … if that guys team works on a web application … you are almost guaranteed that it's going to be rock solid.

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Edward J. Beckett is a passionate software engineer, web developer, server administrator and polyglot programmer with nearly a decade experience building desktop and web applications ranging from simple personal web sites to enterprise level applications on many technology stacks including Java, Java EE, Spring, Spring MVC, Spring Data, Hibernate, SQL, JPA, JMS, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, ColdFusion, PHP, Node.js and more...