Mostly things that interest me

I created a super simple SQS to HTTP worker in node.js queue for PHP

I created a super simple SQS to HTTP worker in node.js queue for PHP

Node.js SQS to HTTP worker/daemon/background process Welcome to this silly little utility program. It provides an intermediary link between an SQS message queue and a backend HTTP system. It is very simple. All you do is push a message to an SQS queue and this program will receive it and forward it to an HTTPRead more about I created a super simple SQS to HTTP worker in node.js queue for PHP[…]

I created a super simple SQS to FastCGI broker for a worker queue in PHP

I created a super simple SQS to FastCGI broker for a worker queue in PHP

Node.js SQS to FastCGI worker/daemon/background process Welcome to this silly little utility program. It provides an intermediary link between an SQS message queue and a backend FastCGI system. It is very simple. All you do is push a message to an SQS queue and this program will receive it and forward it to a FastCGIRead more about I created a super simple SQS to FastCGI broker for a worker queue in PHP[…]

Really slow git on Windows (aka Windows Antimalware service executable is making it slow)

Really slow git on Windows (aka Windows Antimalware service executable is making it slow)

I was trying to do a git pull from GitHub this morning from the windows CLI (actually, Cygwin xterm) and it was horribly slow.  Most of the time I just CTRL-C out of it and go to PhpStorm and work from their git integration, but I had to do something weird and decided to look into it.Read more about Really slow git on Windows (aka Windows Antimalware service executable is making it slow)[…]

Running Selenium server as a CentOS systemd service

Running Selenium server as a CentOS systemd service

… is very easy to do. You need two things.  1) Xvfb for the virtual screen, 2) systemd.  (And the Selenium Server binary, of course) First Xvfb 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 [Unit] Description=X Virtual Frame Buffer Service After=network.target   [Service] Type=simple User=magiumlib ExecStart=/usr/bin/Xvfb :99 -screen 0 1024x768x24   [Install]Read more about Running Selenium server as a CentOS systemd service[…]

Shutting down Magium (and (eventually) looking for a new awesome company to work for)

Shutting down Magium (and (eventually) looking for a new awesome company to work for)

If you don’t know what Magium is, it is a Selenium based testing framework for Magento and other platforms that makes it much, MUCH, easier to test those applications.  I’ve been working on it since December and it is now 7 months out.  7 months of very little income (thank you to MagentoU for having me doRead more about Shutting down Magium (and (eventually) looking for a new awesome company to work for)[…]

Using PHP WITH Jetty, Camel, ActiveMQ, WebSockets and other things that might score high on SEO

Using PHP WITH Jetty, Camel, ActiveMQ, WebSockets and other things that might score high on SEO

Over the past several days (more than I would like to admit) I’ve been working on getting a system based off of Jetty and ActiveMQ to work out of the box for PHP developers.  While “out of the box” isn’t quite true I have been able to get everything to work in a single downloadable container.  ItRead more about Using PHP WITH Jetty, Camel, ActiveMQ, WebSockets and other things that might score high on SEO[…]