•  

I saw the Future, and its Web Servers were written in PHP

A session at International PHP Conference Spring 2017

Tuesday 30th May, 2017

12:00pm to 12:45pm (CET)

PHP’s stateless execution model is still based on the mechanics of CGI: request in, response out. This simplicity also means overhead on each request from frameworks starting up; applications also cannot interact with the request body during transmission, e.g. for streaming the body or handling upgrades to Web Sockets. That’s why all other web languages now offer production ready web servers implemented purely in each language: Jetty, Puma, Gunicorn and friends use a modern process model and standardized middleware protocols. PHP 7 finally brought some necessary engine changes like catchable fatal errors, so there now is no longer a need for Apache or nginx: event based HTTP components from projects like ReactPHP or Icicle, brought together by a server like Aerys or PHP-PM, start a framework once, and handle requests in a loop. The result is a massive gain in performance especially with frameworks like Symfony, and the potential for new features that previously were not possible with an external web server in front of an application. Let’s explore the current state of affairs, the solutions other programming languages found, and the bright new future that’s ahead for PHP, which, as always, will require sacrifices to be made.

About the speaker

This person is speaking at this event.
David Zuelke

Chief @Agavi fanboy; opinionated lover of rockets, sharks & laser beams; RC helicopter pilot; world traveler; software engineer; firm believer in logic & reason bio from Twitter

Sign in to add slides, notes or videos to this session

Tell your friends!

When

Time 12:00pm12:45pm CET

Date Tue 30th May 2017

Session Hash Tag

#PHP Development

Short URL

lanyrd.com/sfpzyd

View the schedule

Share

See something wrong?

Report an issue with this session