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
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.
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.