Posted on: 2011-12-15
The latest benchmarks seem to indicate that PHP applications compiled by Phalanger execute noticeably faster than when they are executed by the official PHP implementation based on Zend engine, even when a caching extension is used.
Read this article to learn how Phalanger works and what lessons can be learned to make the official PHP implementation run at least as fast, eventually in PHP 6 based on Zend Engine 3.
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Updated on: 2014-02-15
Posted on: 2011-08-18
On one side there are developers that hate PHP apparently because they do not quite understand how it works. They do not respect PHP and prefer other languages. So they lose many opportunities to make good money from the PHP market, which has so many high paying jobs for qualified developers.
On the other side there are developers that love PHP but do not take full advantage of the language because they are not fully aware of all they can do with it.
This article attempts to clarify some of the most common wrong ideas that many developers have about PHP.
Read the article to the end, so you may eventually start having a better perspective about PHP and take advantage of the opportunities that this language and the PHP ecosystem can provide you.
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Updated on: 2012-02-09
Posted on: 2010-12-23
This article presents a balance of what were the most important happenings in the PHP community in 2010, as well a reflection of what we can expect for 2011 for PHP, as well for the PHPClasses site.
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137. Hardware Accelerated PHP, PHP 5.3.4, PHP 5.4 hold off, mod_PageSpeed and AJAX 2 - Lately in PHP podcast episode 7
Updated on: 2014-02-15
Posted on: 2010-11-30
They also comment on the upcoming release of PHP 5.3.4 expected for mid-December, as well the PHP 5.4 hold off debate that has been going on due mostly to the lack of consensus between core developers.
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135. Accelerate Web Pages Automatically using Google Mod_PageSpeed: Unusual Site Speedup Techniques Part 4
Posted on: 2010-11-17
This article explains in more detail what is mod_pagespeedup and how you can use it to improve the speed of serving your site Web pages.
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134. Unusual Site Speedup Techniques debate, Named parameters and Annotations - Lately in PHP podcast episode 6
Updated on: 2010-11-01
Posted on: 2010-10-31
They also discuss the (non-)inclusion of new PHP features discussed by PHP core developers like having named parameters in function calls and the support of Java-like annotations in PHP code.
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133. Accelerate scripts running multiple tasks in parallel using asynchronous programming: Unusual Site Speedup Techniques: Part 3
Updated on: 2015-01-18
Posted on: 2010-10-28
This contrasts with the traditional synchronous programming on which programs perform a task and do nothing else besides waiting for the task to finish before proceeding to the next task.
This article explains better what is asynchronous programming and how you can implement it in PHP to develop code that executes tasks much faster.
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Updated on: 2015-01-18
Posted on: 2010-10-25
This article is the second part of the Unusual Site Speedup series that focus on what to do to make sure that Web server processes run as fast as possible by slowing down background tasks that may be taking too much machine resources.
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Posted on: 2010-10-21
This article is the first of several that describe those measures and how you can also apply to your sites too.
On the first part it is described how to make Web pages load much faster when there is heavy content slowing down the page loading, such as advertising or widgets retrieved from other sites.
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Updated on: 2010-09-30
Posted on: 2010-09-28
They have discussed several topics of interest like PHP code generation tools for speeding up PHP development, the video of Rasmus Lerdorf talk on PHP performance optimization techniques.
They also discuss the reasons and the progress status of things that sometimes annoy PHPClasses site users, like the advertising placement and the redirection during registration and login in the site.
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