From The Blog

The Laravel Synchronous Queue

Using queues for asynchronous processing is one of my favourite tricks for offloading hard work from web servers. When working with Laravel recently I was pleased to find that it supports beanstalkd out of the box. I've got opinions about frameworks with Opinions but I did find one thing I really liked in the way Laravel uses queues: the sync queue option that runs your queue synchronously on your development platform so you can develop and debug your work, then switch the queue platform you use later. Continue reading

The First Thousand Blog Posts

This is the 1000th post on https://lornajane.net. People ask "how do you even do that?" and the short answer is "start in 2006", but the long answer isn't all that long. Continue reading

Handy Beanstalkd Admin Console

I've been building apps with queues lately and mostly using beanstalkd as my queue because it is very simple, very fast and on my platform it is [apt install beanstalkd] -easy to install. I have also been using a handy web interface for beanstalkd which I like so much that I felt I ought to share! It's beanstalk-console, which is a PHP-based web interface to one (or many) beanstalkd servers. Continue reading

Talks, Articles, Podcasts, and More

Slides

A Meritocracy of Pull Requests


PHP Yorkshire, April, 2019
Speaker

Voices of the Elephpant: SunshinePHP 2019


Voices of the Elephpant, November 2018
Article

Sending SMS from PHP with Failover


Nexmo Blog, October 2018