A few months ago I joined an exciting project with fellow Shiner Graham Polley, who you might know from such hits as Put on your streaming shoes
. This is a follow-up article, discussing the elegant way in which we solved a hideous asynchronous limitation in PHP.
My role on the project was DevOps-based, and I was there to build some infrastructure using Amazon Web Services
. As the cool kids would put it, I was there to put our client's enterprise application INTO the cloud, or, more succinctly, to build a solution coupling services from two rival cloud service providers and provide a new league of scalability and flexibility.
The solution was pretty simple, but, like any simple solution, the little complexities come out along the way, and when you're least expecting them.
19 December, 2014