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Kafka proposed as Apache incubator project

Kafka is a distributed publish-subscribe messaging system developed at LinkedIn, designed to support a very high throughput, persistent messages and parallel loading into Hadoop. A proposal has been submitted to make Kafka an Apache incubator project.   Read article

24 June 2011

PHPNW10 slides and new job!

Summary of the PHPNW10 conference, Slides about my talk "Profile your PHP application and make it fly" and new job!   Read article

19 October 2010

The Art of Scalability - DPC10 wrapup

A wrapup of the Dutch PHP Conference 2010. Uploaded slides of my talk "The Art of Scalability - Managing growth".   Read article

13 June 2010

PHP UK 2010: RDBMS in the social networks age

Wrapup of the PHP UK Conference 2010. Uploaded slides of my talk "RDBMS in the social networks age" about graphs in the database.   Read article

27 February 2010

Profiling PHP applications with XHProf: the path to scalability

My latest article on Profiling using XHProf, a neat tool developed at Facebook. A step-by-step tutorial to install and use XHProf, and some useful hints on how to improve performances and scalability of your PHP application.   Read article

1 December 2009

Profiling PHP Applications with XHProf

An introduction to PHP Profiling using XHProf, and some techniques on how to get the most out of your application.   Read article

1 December 2009

Speaking at the PHP Barcelona conference 2009

Speaking at the PHP Barcelona Conference 2009. Talk: "Trees in the Database: Advanced Data Structures".   Read article

26 October 2009

Create a video preview as animated GIF with FFmpeg and PHP SPL

Extract frames from a movie and create a preview as animated GIF, using PHP, SPL, Imagick and FFmpeg.   Read article

31 August 2009
27 June 2009

Speaking at the Dutch PHP Conference 2009

Speaking at the Dutch PHP Conference 2009. Talk: "Trees in the Database: Advanced Data Structures".   Read article

10 April 2009