I’d been hearing a lot of great things about Gearman, and I was just looking for a reason to use it in a project. Well, the opportunity finally arose, and as I was playing with the Net_Gearman PEAR library, I struggled a bit with the documentation, so I thought I might share some lessons learned.
Let’s continue our exploration of the Net_Gearman API by extending the Net_Gearman client/server application we built earlier.
I recently upgraded to a new MacBook Pro, so I’ve been installing all my favorite apps. When I went to install the MySQL Query Browser, I found that the MySQL Workbench has matured significantly since I last looked at it. I’m now using it instead. I’ve got a couple of tips for OS X users.
One of my developers picked this up at WWW2010 yesterday in the Media on the Web Developer’s Track session. Amazing what modern browsers can pull off: http://craftymind.com/factory/html5video/CanvasVideo.html This makes me really eager to see some standardization on video codecs and streaming protocols. Note to google: please open VP8 and back it up with your muscle […]
So WWW2010 is finally upon us here in Raleigh, NC. As a Raleigite, it’s a little intimidating to see a rundown of past cities where this illustrious conference has been held, and then to see Raleigh in that mix. Major props to the conference committee for bringing this to Raleigh. Vint Cerf gave his keynote […]
I’ve always considered myself very good with regular expressions. This one drove me crazy for a little while, but it turns out to not be a problem with the regex so much as the way the PHP PCRE engine was applying the regex.
I’ve had this ridiculous user manual sitting around for months now, and I couldn’t stand the thought of such an amazing piece of literature wasting away in the data closet. I just had to scan it in for the world. I’ve seen some bad documentation in my life, but this goes beyond bad. Most people […]
Just for fun, I built a ticket generator. It copies off of says-it.com, whose ticket generator wasn’t working when I needed it. They’ve since fixed it, but I figured I’d release mine anyway.
The Blackberry mail reader (at least some of the older models like the 8000 series (Pearl, Curve, etc.) seem to have some problems with HTML messages that have tables with backgrounds. Through some careful investigation, I’ve isolated the problem.
mod_expires and mod_rewrite are two indispensable tools in any Apache administrator’s arsenal. But there is at least one situation where they don’t play too nicely with each other: when you have a global cache policy in place, but you define a conditional redirect that you don’t want to be cacheable.