Category Archives: Algemeen

Visited the monthly PHPBenelux monthly meeting

Last Tuesday I went to the monthly PHPBenelux meeting after work. This time the meeting was held at Enrise located in Amersfoort. Look on the PHPBenelux agenda for more information about when and where the meetings are. The first talk … Continue reading

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PhpTaskDaemon: Configuring, starting and monitoring the daemon

Last post I talked about the defining Tasks using the abstract Task class of the PhpTaskDaemon project. I also provided a simple example task implementation. This time I will go into how the daemon can be started, stopped and monitored. … Continue reading

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Just back from the PHPBenelux conference

Last weekend I went to the PHPBenelux conference in Edegem near Antwerpen, Belgium. The conference begun at Friday and started with four workshops to choose from. First day of conference is divided in 2 parts. The 1st part is the … Continue reading

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PhpTaskDaemon: Defining Tasks

Last blog posts I introduced the PhpTaskDaemon project and provided a current state of alternatives for running php in the background. This time I will provide the basic concept for creating PhpTaskDaemon. First of all I start with some (useful) … Continue reading

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PlugWeb: System architecture overview

PlugWeb goals The first goal of this project is create a component which is able to communicate with the plugwise devices in a linux environment. After this goal has been achieved it is time to use the component to create … Continue reading

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PhpTaskDaemon: Current state of running PHP scripts using the command line

The goal of PhpTaskDaemon is to provide an easy and usable API to define task loading and execution run. A command line utility will be provided to execute and monitor one or more tasks. This blog posts I will provide an overview of currect technologies for starting PHP scripts. Minimalist examples will be provided to show the usage of the different technologies. Continue reading

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PhpTaskDaemon: An introduction

PHP is most often used for developing web based applications. But PHP can also be used for developing starting scripts using the command line. Scripts can easily be run as cron jobs, daemons, gearman workers and some other techniques to … Continue reading

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First blog post

My name is Dirk Engels and I welcome you to my new blog. I am a software engineer in the netherlands. My focus is on building high quality, scalable and maintainable web applications. In always all project I use open … Continue reading

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