Archive for the ‘asynchronous code’ Category

Game Development with ReactJS and PHP: How Compatible Are They?

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"I'd like to make a multiplayer, economy-based game. Something like Stardew Valley, but with none of the befriending aspects and a player-based economy." I started thinking about this the moment I decided to try and build a game using PHP and ReactJS....

Parallel Programming with Pthreads in PHP – the Fundamentals

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PHP developers seem to rarely utilise parallelism. The appeal of the simplicity of synchronous, single-threaded programming certainly is high, but sometimes the usage of a little concurrency can bring some worthwhile performance improvements. In this a...

Writing Async Libraries – Let’s Convert HTML to PDF

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I can barely remember a conference where the topic of asynchronous PHP wasn't discussed. I am pleased that it's so frequently spoken about these days. There's a secret these speakers aren't telling, though... Making asynchronous servers, resolving dom...

10 Tips to Become a Better Node Developer in 2017

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I started working with Node full-time in 2012 when I joined Storify. Since then, I have never looked back or felt that I missed Python, Ruby, Java or PHP — languages with which I had worked during my previous decade of web development. Storify was an...

Websockets in Your Synchronous Site

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I’m always yammering on about writing asynchronous PHP code, and for a reason. I think it’s healthy to get fresh perspectives - to be exposed to new programming paradigms. Asynchronous architecture is common in other programming languages, but it...

Asynchronous APIs Using the Fetch API and ES6 Generators

ECMAScript 6 (a.k.a. ECMAScript 2015 or ES6) brings a number of new features to JavaScript which will make the language a good fit for large applications. One of these features is better support for asynchronous programming using promises and generator...