Using PHP with WebSocket

Is it possible to use PHP with WebSocket? Let's figure out
16 October 2017   3286

Unfortuantelly, PHP is not designed to work with WebSocket. You can connect it, but your code will be full of while (true) and fsock_open . And you have to have access to the shell to run the WS-server with php-cgi. 

You need to choose a language that supports threads / asynchronous communication. Now on the top is Node.js. In addition, better use dedicated libraries to support older browsers, etc. If you want to create one-to-all communication (eg chat, broadcast messaging), go one step further and use one of the Bayeuximplementations, for example: Faye.

The mod_proxy_wstunnel extension adds an extra layer to the WS server. Depending on the configuration, it can support DDoS, queue, load-balancing, local port swapping, and https support. But better use this for nginx.

Websockets are events, and PHP is poorly managed with it.

Frontend News Digest 3 -9.08

Learn this week's latest news and updates of JavaScript, CSS, PHP and related technologies
08 August 2019   1008

Greetings! I hope your week went great! Here's new Frontend news digest.

In this digest, you will learn how to improve your procedural code, how to deploy apps to to IBM cloud with Tekton, how to use Immer to manage your React state and much more!

Guides

  • Trigger Firebase Storage Image Resize with Cloud Functions

Tutorial on creating an imager resizer triggered by Firebase Storage

  • Using pipe and compose to improve procedural code

According to the creator, this guide will sohw you how to use pipe and compose to improve the way we write procedural code.

  • Deploying Applications to IBM Cloud Kubernetes via Tekton

This article talks about Tekton, an open-source framework for creating CI/CD systems, and explains how to deploy and use it on the IBM Cloud Kubernetes service

  • Quick Gulp Cache Busting

This tips will allow you to improve your work with Gulp

  • Using Immer for React State Management

Learn how Immer can help you to operate React states

Article

  • Laravel Cloud Source Code on GitHub

Author believes that is a chance to get a glimpse of an application written by the creator of Laravel

Updates

  • Calendario

Library allowing to create flexible calendars

  • Symphony

According to the creators, 113 pull requests were merged (79 in code and 34 in docs) and 55 issues were closed (43 in code and 12 in docs)

Video

  • The Date Object - Getting, Setting & Formatting Dates in JavaScript - Tutorial

  • Simple Slide Show in JavaScript | JavaScript exercises