The Undercover ElePHPant

The Undercover ElePHPant

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The Undercover ElePHPant is a podcast about scaling and optimizing your PHP applications.


Taking a Summer Break
Apr 17 • 2 min
We’re taking a break over the (European) Summer from the podcast.
Talking Background Processes and Workers in PHP With Samuel Roze
Mar 3 • 29 min
In this episode, Benjamin and Matthew talk with Samuel Roze about background processes in PHP. We also talk about angel processes, handling failure, the mindset you need to develop background processes in PHP and loads more!
Talking about PHP-FPM Tuning with Arne Blankerts
Feb 18 • 28 min
In this episode, Benjamin and Matthew talk with Arne Blankerts from thePHP.cc about tuning PHP-FPM. We also talk about NGINX’s different pool types, configuring PHP-FPM for high performance and loads more!
Talking Logging for Production Applications + Best Practices with Jordi Boggiano
Feb 4 • 32 min
In this episode, Benjamin and Matthew talk with Jordi Boggiano about logging in production applications as well as logging best practices. We also talk about logging formats, filtering log messages, Monolog and loads more!
Talking Shared-nothing and Shared Everything Architectures + Bref with Matthieu Napoli
Jan 21 • 27 min
In this episode, Benjamin and Matthew talk with Matthieu Napoli about Shared-nothing and Shared Everything Architectures. We also talk about how PHP is an excellent choice for Serverless and FaaS development — plus loads more! Matthieu shared a load of…
Integrating with Third-Party APIs with Nils Adermann
Jan 7 • 24 min
In this episode, Benjamin and Matthew talk with Nils Adermann about integrating with third-party APIs in PHP. We also talk about handling retries and timeouts, writing tests, incremental backoffs, rolling rate windows, vendor horror stories — plus loads…
Retries and Timeouts with Bastian Hofmann
Dec 17, 2019 • 23 min
In this episode, Benjamin and Matthew talk with Bastian Hofmann about handling retries and timeouts in PHP. Bastian shares a load of great advice, including:
How to Run PHP Applications on Multiple Servers
Dec 3, 2019 • 46 min
In this episode, Benjamin and Matthew talk with Robert Douglass and Larry Garfield from Platform.sh about running PHP applications on multiple servers. Robert and Larry share a load of excellent advice that you can start using today in your PHP…
PHP Performance with Marco Pivetta (ocramius)
Nov 12, 2019 • 29 min
In this episode, Benjamin and Matthew talk with long-time open source contributor, and Roave member, Marco Pivetta about increasing the performance of PHP-based applications (both large and small) and dive deep into PHP 7.4’s new Preloading functionality.
Talking Garbage Collection with Derick Rethans
Oct 29, 2019 • 25 min
In this episode, Benjamin and Matthew talk with Xdebug creator, Derick Rethans, about garbage collection in PHP; what it is, how it got started, and some inside information on getting the most out of it.
Introducing the Undercover ElePHPant
Oct 7, 2019 • 3 min
Welcome to the introductory episode of The Undercover ElePHPant. We’re planning to launch at the end of October, but we don’t have a firm launch date as yet. However, if you subscribe to the podcast at undercover-elephpant.com, and follow us on Twitter,…