Tuesday, October 30, 2007


Never thought I will ever come across the use of a microsecond but I did today. In churning out temporary files with a unique filename at a rate of about 16 per second, the microsecond comes in really useful, much more convenient and safe than using random numbers to gain uniqueness. The microtime() function is magic.

Monday, October 29, 2007

1U Servers

Check out our new 1U servers running Openspace hosted at an inhumanely cold data-center.

Friday, October 12, 2007

PHP and Oracle


This is a good article (see link). What's good:

  • Oracle's Ken Jacobs (VP of Product Strategy) expects PHP to strengthen further
  • PHP makes up 1/3 to 1/4 of web applications on the internet
  • The New OCI8 driver for PHP will up PHP to DB performance

Saturday, October 6, 2007

PHP succeeding where Java isn't


This article (see Link) "PHP succeeding where Java isn't" is pretty good. Which one dominates does not really matter. Java is my mother tongue, but over the years, I had grown to really like using PHP, mostly for its incredible community, which is less dominant-centric than Java, by the looks of it.