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Breaking Badly

Written by Krakjoe / Original link on Apr. 13, 2016

If you're not running PHP 7 already, you are either crazy, or else your unit tests rely on software that I wrote for PHP 5 ... uopz.uopz is a runtime hacking extension of the runkit and scary stuff genre.When I first wrote uopz, PHP 5 was almost in a state of equilibrium. There were minor changes…


Hacking PHP 7

Written by Krakjoe / Original link on Apr. 13, 2016

Recently, I have taken part in some screen casts with my good friends at 3devs.The subject of the screen casts are extension development for, and hacking PHP 7 (Part 1, Part 2).Screen casting is a medium I haven't mastered, or had very much practice at.While I'm trying to plan the content for the…


Picking an Approach

Written by Krakjoe / Original link on Mar. 2, 2016

Fig 1. Several LanguagesI should hope that the majority of people reading this consider themselves polyglots.A polyglot is a person able to speak in many languages; It's almost a requirement of programming that we should know more than one language.Using the right language for the job is a worthy…


Chasing the Dragon

Written by Krakjoe / Original link on Feb. 8, 2016

Fig 1. Man chasing Dragon.It's no secret that, I am an addict ...I'm allowed to assume that if you are reading my blog, about programming, you too are an addict.All of the time I am awake, I chase the ultimate high ... that high is ... making computers do stuff. We probably both have a problem ...I…


Internal Law

Written by Krakjoe / Original link on Jan. 9, 2016

Fig 1. Lady JusticeFor all of the last two decades, internals has functioned without any kind of agreement between participants regarding how we should conduct discourse, or how we should represent the project in the community.Recently, our good friend Anthony Ferrara submitted a request for commen…


APC and Me

Written by Krakjoe / Original link on Nov. 20, 2015

Fig1. An APC logo.When it was decided that Zend's Optimizer Plus would be merged into PHP, APC was already in a pretty poor state, there hadn't been a stable release for quite some time.We were moving towards having a built in (abandoned in php-src/ext) opcode caching solution but it was not obviou…