As our PHP development team grows we've begun running into the familiar problem of database migrations. And not only between local dev environments, but deployments too. It's nice that Susie told Joe Developer about her latest db changes so he can continue work on his feature, but if I need to do a release early … Continue reading Simple Database Updates with Ruby
I know, I know - last week, I promised a post about hooking up Xdebug to Eclipse along with some nifty profiling howto. But, unfortunately, real life managed to intervene again! Every site has its peaks, and every knowledgeable sysadmin automatically keeps an eye on the server farm during this time. Let's face it - … Continue reading BREAKING: Caching Saves Server Lives!
With all the LAMP stacks in the world, its hard to imagine we need yet another howto blog post. But I did have some trouble getting things running smoothly on my Mac and I'd like to share my experiences with you, the gentle reader. Living-e bundles Apache, MySQL and PHP stack for the Mac called … Continue reading Configuring MAMP for Development
I had to port the client part of a PHP based client-server program, which received some XML data along with compressed images as binary data. As it cost me some time to inflate the received data in Ruby, I want to share what I found out about deflating and inflating data in Ruby and PHP. … Continue reading How to Inflate And Deflate Data in Ruby and PHP