All the Little Pieces: Distributed systems with PHP

PHP, Web Applications
Location: Meeting Room J2
Average rating: ***..
(3.75, 8 ratings)

Quick, what do memcache, MogileFS, and Gearman have in common? They are scalable, distributed technologies, and they can also interface with PHP, your ubiquitous Web development language. Digg uses all 3 (and a few more) in its quest for social news domination, and this session will share much of what we’ve learned about them and how they are best utilized with PHP.

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Andrei Zmievski


Andrei is Open Source Fellow at Digg, where he works on PHP and other open source technologies. In the past he was building social video game platforms at Outspark and internal tools at Yahoo!, specializing in internationalisation (i18n) and infrastructure software. He is also a core PHP developer, leader of the PHP-GTK project, and a co-author of PHP Developer’s Cookbook and the Smarty templating system. His current focus is the native Unicode and i18n support in PHP.

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Timothy Ace
07/23/2009 10:07am PDT

I wish more time could have been spent on the other technologies outside of memcache.

Rolando Ferolino
07/23/2009 4:34am PDT

I wish Andrei has more time for the presentation. I really digged (fun intended) into the real life experience of using these various tools.

Jared Meeker
07/23/2009 4:31am PDT

Additional information to share could be measurements on overhead of these various technologies. Also, are there any down-sides or gotchas that we need to watch out for? I felt that PHP was really left out of this discussion, which isn’t too bad, but it made the session title a bit misleading.

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