Creating Microservices in Laravel (repost)

We came across a great tech post the other day by developer and writer Alfred Nutile. His post describes a simple process for doing background processing and creating microservices within Laravel, a fantastic PHP framework for modern web developers.

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Orchestrating PHP Dependencies with Composer and IronWorker

Package your dependencies on IronWorker using composer

This is a tutorial describing how to include and use the PHP package management tool Composer with IronWorker.

Composer is a tool for dependency management in PHP. It allows you to declare the dependent libraries your project needs, and it will install them in your project for you. Packagist is the main Composer repository. It aggregates all sorts of PHP packages that are installable with Composer.

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Laracon, Laracast, LaravelSF – Oh My!


Laracon 2014
is invading New York City on May 15-16th and we’re calling all Artisans!

Laravel is a modern PHP framework built for large enterprise applications as well as simple JSON APIs. It’s possible to write powerful controllers or slim RESTful routes. Laravel is the perfect framework for jobs of all sizes. (more…)

Using Iron.io Workers for Large Scale PHP posting with Laravel (a repost from Scott Wilcox)


Scalable Workers in Laravel
One of the fun parts about working at Iron.io is being able to connect with developers working on some great projects.
One of these is Scott Wilcox, the developer of Tweekly.fm. His service posts Last.fm events to Twitter and has been growing in popular the last several months. Scott wrote a great post the other day on the growth of his service and the things he did to help scale the processing.

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Laravel 4 + IronMQ Push Queues = Insane Goodness

Laravel is an increasingly popular PHP framework with a strong and growing following.

If you’re a PHP developer, it’s a framework to seriously explore if not dig in and put to good use. The design principles are centered around a clean framework that uses a simple, expressive syntax.
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