Instrumenting PHP: A Minimalist Approach - 2017-08-11 08:19:25

I needed a quick way to measure performance and log errors in my Sift Science for WooCommerce plugin. I didn’t want to go back through all my code and embed logging and timing measurement statements, so I considered a more generic and lazy approach. I decided to create a class that wraps the class I want to measure/monitor. Its constructor takes a class instance, it saves that instance. Then, for every function call to the wrapper class, the function in the underlying class is called and information is logged as needed.

Host Your Own Podcast with PhPodcast - 2017-08-09 04:14:56

I’ve been using a little PHP script for the past few months to host my own private podcast. So I decided to clean it up a little and share it on GitHub. A little background: I had some audio files that I wanted to listen through with the ability to increase the speed and pause at any time to continue later. This is everything that most podcast apps do. So I decided to host my own private podcast channel containing the audio files.