Tag: PHP

The HipHop Virtual Machine | Facebook

The HipHop Virtual Machine | Facebook. Many of you know that I haven’t had a Facebook account since it was limited to a college email address, but I can’t help to be intrigued on what they’re doing under the hood. Some time ago, Facebook made waves with what they were doing with PHP, and they […]

Posted: December 13, 2011

9 million hits/day with 120 megs RAM

tumbledry.org: 9 million hits/day with 120 megs RAM. Articles like these are great perspective. Many times we read articles about servers with 400GB RAM, seven petabytes of storage, and eleven quad-core processors, but I’m most interested in maximizing performance from just about anything. Getting 9 million hits per day on a machine with 120 megs […]

Posted: August 31, 2011

Scripting Languages: PHP, Perl, Python, Ruby

Scripting Languages: PHP, Perl, Python, Ruby – Hyperpolyglot. If you’re like me, leaning is often a very hands on process that involves comparisons with things you already know. While I’m not sure it’s the best way to learn a new programming language in and of itself, I do think it’s a nice way to learn […]

Posted: August 17, 2011

Improving Your Process: WordPress Development Using Xdebug

Programming workflows have always been especially interesting to me. It may be due to the wide spectrum of detail that can be achieved from a workflow, and I’d like to see what’s truly useful and valuable as you go about writing code. Debugging is something I plan on researching further.

Posted: March 28, 2011

Seriously Considering the Move from Text Editor to an IDE

The past year has shown me that my interest in programming is expanding. That said, it’s an entirely new discipline in which I need to refine my professionalism. There are certain aspects of working within an IDE that I feel will help me accomplish that.

Posted: March 14, 2011

Adding APC to MediaTemple Grid Service

Adding APC to MediaTemple Grid Service | GeekTank. I still use Media Temple’s Grid-Service to host a number of development sites as well as some daily-use applications. I happened to be working on Iron to Iron’s production server, making some optimizations to APC (Alternative PHP Cache) which I use in conjunction with W3 Total Cache. […]

Posted: December 31, 2010

Ten Things I Hate About Object-Oriented Programming

Ten Things I Hate About Object-Oriented Programming — The JOT Blog. It’s a rarity for me to read a post that does anything but assume the fact of OOP being the best way to approach application development and go from there. This was a nice, refreshing look at some of the frustrations I have when […]

Posted: December 10, 2010

SQL injection with raw MD5 hashes

SQL injection with raw MD5 hashes (Leet More CTF 2010 injection 300) – cvk | nc -l -p 80. Hacking like this is fascinating to me. If you work at all on the server side, it’s your responsibility to be up-to-date with exploits in the code you write. Over the years, it’s become obvious that […]

Posted: November 29, 2010

New to PHP 5.4: Traits

New to PHP 5.4: Traits – Simas Toleikis. Really geeking out at the fact that PHP 5.4 includes traits. If you’re not familiar with traits, they’re a method of inheritance somewhat like extending classes. Simas does a great job of explaining the intimate details of traits in PHP 5.4, so I’ll leave it at my […]

Posted: November 20, 2010

Best Lightweight PHP Frameworks of 2010

Best Lightweight PHP Frameworks of 2010 | Webification. I’m a firm believer in constantly reminding yourself that you don’t know everything and that there are, for sure, people out there doing things better, faster, and smarter than you are. It’s not because I’m some sort of manic depressive, it’s because I’m a realist and it’s […]

Posted: September 17, 2010