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Adam Trachtenberg is the Director of the LinkedIn Developer Network, where he oversees developer relations and marketing for the LinkedIn Platform. Before LinkedIn, Adam worked at eBay in platform product management and marketing. Even earlier, he co-founded Student.Com and TVGrid.com. Adam is the author of PHP Cookbook and Upgrading to PHP 5. He lives in San Francisco.

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HTML QuickForm at NYPHP

Last night I heard my friend David give an excellent talk on HTML_QuickForm, a PEAR module for creating HTML forms. HTML_QuickForm does a very nice job of handling all the messy business of forms processing: validating data, printing error messages while preserving valid data, indicating which fields are required, escaping HTML, etc. It comes with a default template, but you can both define you own layout or hook into other popular PHP templating systems, like Smarty.

Best of all, despite all this functionalty, HTML_QuickForm seems very lightweight and not overly cumbersome.

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