Late Night Links is back! Here are a few recent blog posts and tweets that might be of interest.
Null Hell and How to Get Out of It
Carbon: beautiful images of your source code
Carbon allows you to create images of source code snippets, and tweet or export them. They look really great!
Here's an example:
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Preloading in PHP 7.4
One of the new features in PHP's upcoming 7.4 release is "Preloading".
This is a way of warming up your servers so they don't have to read from the disk on every incoming request. According to the post, this can deliver a performance boost of around from 13 to 17 percent.
Speaking of PHP 7.4 there's a lot of Twitter buzz about upcoming features. Here are four great tweets about what is on the way:
PHP 7.4 will support executing programs without going through a shell:— Nikita Popov (@nikita_ppv) July 1, 2019
proc_open(['php', '-r', 'echo "Hello World\n";'], $descriptors, $pipes);
This means that you don't have to take care of shell argument escaping, and that signals will be correctly delivered to the process.
That's all for now. Thanks for checking in. And thanks for your patience, I know it's been, oh, about six years since the last Late Night Links post :)
- Late Night Links
- Excerpts, Summaries, and Breakpoints in Sculpin
- Don't Forget the Catfood
- My First Ruby Steps
- Don't Be Lazy