Dailymotion shared about their experiment with HHVM and the process of moving to PHP 7. It took them less than a week to migrate the 10+ year old PHP codebase. The performance is on par with HHVM, but with greater reliability, and they can handle twice the amount of traffic versus with PHP 5.5, using the same infrastructure.
Matthias Pfefferle is head of WordPress development at a hosting company in Europe and the creator of Activity Pub, a WordPress plugin. He joins Cory Miller to discuss the rising need for decentralization in social networking, the current movement, and the future potential available within WordPress.
Andrey “Rarst” Savchenko details an exciting and long-awaited improvement to the Date/Time component in WordPress 5.3, which was made possible by raising the required PHP version for WordPress core to 5.6. ⌛ Andrey explains the Date/Time component previously relied on the “WordPress timestamp,” which caused many bugs and lacked “interoperability with upstream PHP or any…
ZippyKid has partnered with Google PageSpeed to “automatically apply web performance best practices” to their WordPress sites. The test cases look pretty promising.
There’s a mega Trac ticket to, “strategize the updating of minimum PHP version.” Joe and I talked about this on the latest podcast too (in the last segment), if you’re curious. The Trac ticket goes every which way, as you’d expect. But this feedback from Joomla developer @mbabker is great to be able to get, considering…
Director of WordPress at Cloudways, Robert Jacobi, talks about WordPress and their WordPress hosting products in this interview with Post Status Publisher Cory Miller.
Since many people in the WordPress community use Github, it was interesting to note Github’s announcement that they plan to add support for a Dependency Graph for Composer-based PHP projects. 📊