Analyst reports can be a big bore — the Forrester Wave: Big Data Hadoop Solutions, Q1 2014
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The PHP development group has announced the release of the latest version of the language in the PHP 5.5.x series today – PHP 5.5.10 . The PHP development team announces the immediate availability of PHP 5.5.10. Several bugs were fixed in this release, including security issues related to CVEs. CVE-2014-1943, CVE-2014-2270 and CVE-2013-7327 have been addressed in this release. We recommend all PHP 5.5 users to upgrade to this version. Other changes include fixes to date/time handling, JSON serializing and an upgrade to PCRE 8.34 for regular expression handling. As this release has several security-related fixes, it’s highly advised that 5.5.x users upgrade. As always, you can get the latest release from the downloads page or for Windows users, windows.php.net . Link: http://php.net/index.php#id2014-03-06-1
PHP.net: PHP 5.5.10 released
Lorna Mitchell has posted a new tutorial to her site today walking you through using Beanstalkd with PHP for a simple queuing setup in your application. Beanstalkd is “a simple, fast work queue. Its interface is generic, but was originally designed for reducing the latency of page views in high-volume web applications by running time-consuming tasks asynchronously.” I have an API backend and a web frontend on this project (there may be apps later. It’s a startup, there could be anything later). Both front and back ends are PHP Slim Framework applications, and there’s a sort of JSON-RPC going on in between the two. The job queue will handle a few things we don’t want to do in real time on the application, such as: updating counts of things like comments, cleaning up, other periodic things like updating incoming data/content feeds or talking to some of the 3rd party APIs we…
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Lorna Mitchell: Working with PHP and Beanstalkd