Category: Coding

Instrumenting PHP: A Minimalist Approach

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

Host your own podcast with PHPodcast

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

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Analyzing WordPress Hook Usage with Azure Data Lake

WordPress provides a large number of hooks that allow plugins to extend and modify its behavior. A few months ago, I was curious about which of these hooks are popular, and which of them are hardly ever used. I was also looking for

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Migrating Data Between Azure Subscriptions

It’s been two years since I left Microsoft, and they finally decided to cancel my free employee Azure account. It was fun while it lasted, but now I have to move my data to a regular paid account. I looked

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Playing with Hadoop (Part 1)

The Hadoop File System (HDFS) is a distributed and redundant file system that stores your data in chunks across multiple nodes. This allows for fault tolerant data storage (a node can die without the loss of data) as well as parallel data processing.