Nginx Unit with Laravel and PHP

I came across Nginx Unit recently. Turns out, it's really cool! We can get rid of PHP-FPM, and run our apps more efficient. Let's see how, and go over the pros and cons.


My 2018 year in review.

Adapters and Makers

Two personality traits exist on opposite ends of a spectrum: adapters and makers.

Audio Gear for Video Casting Meatbags

May 13, 2015

Since I'm doing a lot of video casting lately, I've invested in some decent gear. Here's how I came about and decided on what gear to get!

Laravel/Symfony Console Commands & Stderr

May 05, 2015

When we use Symfony's Console component to write CLI commands in PHP (and you should!), we're almost always writing any output to "stdout". This isn't necessarily good.

Hexagonal Architecture

Jun 28, 2014

I recently gave a talk on Hexagonal Architecture at Laracon NYC. The feedback was great, but seemed to have left people wanting for some extra explanation and of course examples. This is an attempt to expand on the ideas of that presentation.


May 09, 2014

Since Ubuntu 14.04 is released, and most of the kinks are worked out, I wanted to let you know how I see Vaprobash moving forward.

By the Way

Mar 16, 2014

Often I see people in articles, comments, and chat espousing "the right way" to code. This is a reaction to that.

How We Code: ORMs and Anemic Domain Models

Mar 09, 2014

In this article, I'm going to cover an example of implementing some business logic in our usual Active Record patterns, and then I'll show how the same logic can be applied using the Data Mapper pattern. In both cases, we'll see how we can move our business logic into our business entities, thus avoiding anemic business domain. We'll also cover pros and cons of the two styles of ORMs and how they affect the way we write our code.