by Kevin Schroeder | 4:36 pm

How to handle configuration in PHP

(This post is copied from the Magium site) Configuration management hasn’t changed much in PHP for, oh, the last 20 years or so. Basically, all of its life. Configuration file format has changed in

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by Kevin Schroeder | 1:04 pm

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

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by Kevin Schroeder | 4:56 pm

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

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by Kevin Schroeder | 9:07 am

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

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by Kevin Schroeder | 5:43 pm

What is your foster/adopt story?

A year or two ago I wrote a blog post on what it is like to be a foster parent.  Given that this is a technical blog that post has surprised me quite a bit.

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by Kevin Schroeder | 11:11 am

Why MySQL is not a queue

I tweeted something a few days ago about queues and MySQL. MySQL is not a data queue. MySQL is not a data queue. MySQL is not a data queue. MySQL is not a data queue.

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by Kevin Schroeder | 6:08 am

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

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by Kevin Schroeder | 10:30 am

What’s wrong with the sound in movies

My wife and I saw the new Star Trek movie in Imax 3D last night.  It wasn’t too bad.  She complained about it being too loud (fuddy duddy) whereas I was impressed with the

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by Kevin Schroeder | 8:43 am

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

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by Kevin Schroeder | 4:23 pm

Free 2 hours of consulting expiring on Friday, June 24, 2016

About a month ago I made the offer of doing 2 free hours of Magium test development and/or consulting. That offer is going to be expiring on Friday, June 24, 2016. If you would

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