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Nov 19, 2020   |  By Benjamin
This autumn launch for Tideways includes new features and improvements that we worked on the last three months. These are (in no particular order): Aside from this blog post explaining the new features in detail and the documentation, we also invite you to sign up for our 30 minute webinar "New Features and Improvements launched in autumn 2020" scheduled for 25th November 2020, 15:00 Europe/Berlin.
Aug 11, 2020   |  By Benjamin
This Summer Release of Tideways builds on the previous Beta Announcements in May's Spring Release and marks the general availability of This new functionality is fully available by updating the Tideways PHP Extension to version 5.2.4 and the Daemon to version 1.6.18. In addition to rolling out new features, we also renamed the concept of "Application" in Tideways to "Project" and we provide a detailed explanation why at the end of this post.
May 4, 2020   |  By Benjamin
We are releasing a new stable minor version of the Tideways PHP extension 5.1 today, which will include a few new features that we have been writing about before and a few new ones that we have cooked up in the last few weeks.
Mar 4, 2020   |  By Benjamin
PHP isn't typically thought of as a solution when creating worker or background processes, jobs that typically can last for an extended period. These can be tasks such as image processing, file repair, and mass email batch jobs. Typically, PHP is linked with HTTP requests, requests which are short in duration and stateless in nature. However, just because of this enduring association, it doesn't mean that PHP can't be used for background processes. On the contrary.
Mar 2, 2020   |  By Benjamin
We have just released the PHP Extension version 5.0.62 which includes a new feature, instrumentation for GraphQL queries made using the webonyx/graphql-php package, the most widespread GraphQL server package for PHP, for example by Magento 2.
Feb 25, 2020   |  By Benjamin
The PHP INI setting memory_limit is important to configure right for two reasons. To help you finding the right memory_limit setting Tideways now offers two additional ways to see the maximum memory in use.
Feb 18, 2020   |  By Benjamin
PHP-FPM (or Fast Process Manager) offers several advantages over mod_php, with two of the most notable being that it is more flexible to configure and currently the preferred mode of running PHP by many in the community. However, if you're using your package manager's default configuration settings, then you're likely not getting the most out of it.
Feb 4, 2020   |  By Benjamin
Logging is an essential part of just about any PHP-based application; whether in a script or a larger application. However, how little is too little and how much is too much to log? If we don't log enough information, when something goes wrong, as it invariably does, then we won't have enough information available to determine what went wrong so that we can fix the problem. However, if we have too much information, then we'll be unable to filter out the white noise.
Jan 21, 2020   |  By Benjamin
In this post, we're going to look at what Shared-Nothing Architecture is, along with its benefits and downsides, concerning PHP and its impact on performance. Several different languages can be used for web-based application development, most of which you are likely already familiar. The most popular of these are JavaScript, Ruby, Python, Java, Go, R, and, of course, PHP. Of these languages, however, only PHP uses a Shared-Nothing Architecture by default.
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.
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.
Feb 11, 2017   |  By Jeff Geerling
How to use Tideways with XHProf UI to profile PHP code in Drupal VM.

Tideways saves you time by taking the guesswork out of your app's backend performance. Gain detailed insights, spot performance bottlenecks, and get real-time error detection alerts.

Experience your application from the customer’s point of view. Your team can find broken code, see where slow load times occur, and get notified when an error is detected or a page crashes - all from within one tool.

Spend more time shipping and less time stuck on bottlenecks:

  • Monitoring + Alerting: See where there’s room to improve your app’s user experience through detailed performance insights. Spot changes in trends over time and get alerted whenever something’s not right.
  • Profiling: Gain full visibility into your code to uncover any slowdowns via traces - collected every minute - or trigger traces yourself for any request that you need more information on.
  • Error + Exception Tracking: Identify and create fixes for issues caused by new or previously unseen fatal errors and uncaught exceptions.

Your mission control center for PHP application performance.