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To everyone but that guy

Written by Krakjoe / Original link on Oct. 10, 2014

Fig 1. Internet Jesus It took many hours (read: seconds) of research to discover who Internet Jesus actually is. We can assume that the advice you are about to receive does not apply to Him, and Him alone.It's Friday today, and I thought I would take some time to share with you something we try to…


Monkeys and Humans

Written by Krakjoe / Original link on Oct. 8, 2014

Fig 1. A (cheeky) monkey For some people, it's easier to make sense of just what a monkey is if we assume that all a monkey is ever trying to do is be a human. That if it could just lose the hair and walk upright, we could give it a bank account, job, car, and the rest of it; they'd fit right in.Si…


But, is it web scale ?

Written by Krakjoe / Original link on Oct. 5, 2014

Before we start to cover the topic of how to achieve parallel concurrency in PHP, we should first think about when it is appropriate.You may hear veterans of programming say (and newbies parrot) things like:Threading is not web scale. This is enough to write off parallelism as something we shouldn'…


A synchronous explanation of concurrency

Written by Krakjoe / Original link on Oct. 1, 2014

Relatively new on the PHP scene are the following words: Concurrent Parallel Asynchronous These words have very specific meanings, they are not interchangeable. It's important to communicate our ideas precisely, so that we don't confuse our audience. We should not try to make what we are saying mor…