Jan 7, 2020 | By Benjamin
It's a fact of modern software development that aspects of our applications interact with third-party APIs. This could be for any number of reasons, with some common ones being payment processing, telecommunications, logging, and data analysis. So, since our applications rely upon third-party APIs so much, we need to ensure that we integrate with them as effectively — and defensively — as we can.
Dec 3, 2019 | By Benjamin
Building and deploying PHP applications on one server is a, relatively, straightforward process. However, what about deploying a PHP application across multiple servers? In this article, I'm going to discuss four key considerations to bear in mind when deploying PHP applications when doing so.
Nov 12, 2019 | By Benjamin
Out of the proverbial, box, PHP provides decent performance. However, there are several things that we, as PHP developers and systems administrators, can do to increase its performance even further; sometimes for almost no effort. In this post, I'm going to step through five of those ways. By the time you're finished reading, you should see at least a notable increase in the performance of your PHP application. Let's begin.
Oct 31, 2019 | By Benjamin
All Tideways applications with a Pro license can now create additional production Environments in addition to the one that is available by default. Configuring a second or more environments as "production" effects the retention and the traces/minute collected for these environments. By default non-production environments have just 1 day of retention and 1 trace/minute.
Oct 29, 2019 | By Benjamin
Thanks to PHP being an interpreted language and it that it has a garbage collector, PHP developers don't often have to think about memory management. Unlike developers in compiled languages, such as C/C++, we don't have to give that much thought to memory allocation and deallocation. However, it's helpful to have a broad understanding of how garbage collection works in PHP, along with how you can interact with it so that you can create high performing applications.
Apr 7, 2017 | By php[architect]
Making an application scale is generally seen as something that only the most magical of developers can do, but it is easy once you have the correct tools. Fortunately for us, these tools are freely available online! In this talk, we will look at a few available options to learn what our applications are actually doing, help identify bottlenecks, and fix them so we can move on to the most important part of any project: delivering features.