by Kevin Schroeder | 1:26 pm

assertTrue( ): Amazon: The Everything Company

If you’re thinking about putting your company’s Web presence on Amazon’s computers (using EC2), you might want to ask yourself a few questions. Does Amazon already compete with your business in any way? How

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by Kevin Schroeder | 9:07 am

What SSL $_SERVER variables are available in PHP

I found myself wondering what HTTPS variables were available in the $_SERVER variable today and didn’t find a specific list (and didn’t have mod_ssl installed).  So as a public service, here is what my

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by Kevin Schroeder | 11:13 am

Would this be a dumb idea for PHP core?

So, I have been playing around with an idea in my head for a while, a few years now.  It really came along as we started seeing more and more PHP applications rely on

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by Kevin Schroeder | 12:07 pm

The IBM i Programmer’s Guide to PHP… second edition?

Yep!  PHP is still making strides on the IBM i and people are loving it.  But with the world’s premier book for PHP on the i Series developer now several years old it is

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by Kevin Schroeder | 9:38 am

Setting max_input_time (with data!)

I asked a question on Twitter on why some of the recommend max_input_time settings seem to be ridiculously large.  Some of the defaults I’ve seen have been upwards of 60 seconds.  However, after thinking

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by Kevin Schroeder | 2:40 pm

Why is FastCGI /w Nginx so much faster than Apache /w mod_php?

I have a new post on using Jetty with PHP-FPM that, if you think this is interesting, you should check that one out. (this post has a sister post on Apache’s event MPM compared to

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by Kevin Schroeder | 12:59 pm

What do you hate about being a programmer?

I have my list?  What about you? My list? I don’t like solving problems that aren’t related to what I’m doing I don’t like waiting for stuff I don’t like it when things don’t

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by Kevin Schroeder | 11:18 am

On Discovery

“When Alexander saw the breadth of his domain, he wept for there were no more worlds to conquer.” Hans Gruber Perhaps I am more contemplative when I wake at 3:00 and can’t get back

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by Kevin Schroeder | 9:10 am

Why do you use PHP?

In one or two words, please comment to answer this question. Why do you use PHP?

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