Every software application which has version 2 is itself proof that version 1 was not good enough; e.g. Zend Framework 1, Symfony 1, Doctrine 1. And usually it’s also the acknowledgement of its developers that they got it wrong after many years. What frustrates me is that they rewrite the whole thing from scratch and … Read moreSoftware Versioning
Setup: 1. once a day prepare a queue to send 10,000 emails (the number may depend on notifications required) 2. every hour get 1,000 emails and send them Flaw: 1. Delaying a certain CPU-intensive task and scheduling it is not helping the server. You cannot guarantee the CPU will be idle an hour later. 2. … Read moreAnalysis of a queueing setup
I don’t think it was a wise decision to set the character limit for passwords down to 16 characters. Are they worried about the hard-disk space? ..or the speed of processing login requests? How much difference would it make if my password was 30 characters? Are they not keeping hashed (e.g. MD5, SHA-1, SHA-2) versions … Read moreMicrosoft’s Live.com decided my password was too long: over 16 characters ?!
This post is (not) for beginners. Recommended reading: Rasmus Lerdorf: PHP Frameworks? Think Again. What is Symfony 2? (I am not a Symfony fan.) You don’t need all that by Marcel Esser “… The point I am trying to make is we’re getting a little crazy with our architectures. …” An Overview of PHP Framework … Read moreWhy you do not need a heavy-weight PHP framework
Recently, I’ve been having issues with php-cgi.exe crashing on Apache 2.2 and IIS7 on Windows 2008. So, I’ve been searching for alternative ways of running my PHP application. I came across nginx and lighttpd. Let’s try LightTPD 1.4.28 and PHP 5.3.5. Get the Windows binaries for LightTPD from WLMP project: http://en.wlmp-project.net/downloads.php. I chose the ZIP … Read morePHP FastCGI on LightTPD
A few days ago, one of my friends bought the cheapest laptop (netbook rather) in Argos catalogue: £199.99. It is called: Zoostorm Freedom 8.9in Mini Laptop catalogue number 508/1842 So far, it is all right. But he knows almost nothing about computers and speaks very little English. He did not even know that it was … Read moreNew joint venture scam from Argos
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