29 10 2016
Here are my top resources for those who are looking to learn about Apache Spark and put it into production quickly: Learning Spark: Lightning-Fast Big Data Analysis Pros Good overview of Apache Spark fundamentals Cons If you prefer hands-on learning, this book goes into details that you don’t need to get started with spark. Try […]
30 04 2016
Seeing blank pages when using Nginx and PHP-FPM can be frustrating. The following quick guide will show you how to connect to PHP-FPM directly so that you can determine if it is the reason for the blank pages. I recommend trying some simple approaches first to see if the blank pages are caused by syntax […]
6 12 2015
Learn how to setup a PHP7 development environment using vagrant and virtual box. This is an easy cross platform solution for trying PHP7 and it works well with PHPStorm. For mobile devices you can view the video directly in your browser. Using this video you Run PHP7 alongside PHP5 without any conflicts. You can also […]
14 11 2013
PHP streams are still lacking in documentation and are rarely used compared to other PHP features. This is a shame because they can be really powerful and I have used them to gain a lot of performance when doing things such as processing log files.
20 08 2013
This is going to be a post I’ve been wanting to write for a long time, it’s a subject that I’m passionate about and enjoy working on the most and I believe it’s one of the more misunderstood aspects of PHP development.
23 03 2013
I’ve been upgrading a large vbulletin 3.x site to 4.x. I like to do a dry run and make sure everything is working locally before doing the real upgrade in production.