Google Places PHP Library

By Josh Sherman
1 min read
development
open-source software
php
google

I tend to shy away from these self gratifying posts about my own open source contributions, but I’m going to make the exception because this particularly library has been receiving quote a few downloads this month. I’m unsure for the increase, but my Google Places PHP Library has had over […]

Linode vs. Digital Ocean, performance benchmarks

By Josh Sherman
3 min read
reviews
hosting
linode
digitalocean

I mentioned the in my last Linode vs. Digital Ocean post that I would be doing a performance comparison of the two in the near future and here it is! I used sysbench with some pretty basic settings to compare a 2GB server from both hosting companies. Apples to apples, […]

How to Install PHP Redis on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

By Josh Sherman
1 min read
development
php
redis
linux
ubuntu

Previously, I had shown you how to install PHP Redis from source but things changed with the latest Ubuntu LTS release. Now you can install the phpredis extension from the Ubuntu respositories. First, if you don’t have it installed already, let’s install Redis: sudo apt-get install redis-server After we get […]

Swallow your pride and stop blaming your tools

By Josh Sherman
2 min read
graphic design
career

I was at my favorite neighborhood biergarten last week when I spied a flyer on the bar for the today’s Cinco de Mayo event. Upon closer examination, I noticed that the kerning was set very high in between the Ma and the Yo so it looked like Cinco de Ma […]

How to Install the MongoDB PHP Module on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

By Josh Sherman
1 min read
development
php
mongodb
linux
ubuntu

Installing the PHP module for MongoDB on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS is just a command away, but first, let’s ensure that we have MongoDB itself installed: sudo apt-get install mongodb Once we have MongoDB installed, we can proceed with installing the module. Please note that you could combine these commands to […]