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(Ab)using process control for powerful CLI applications - Ian Littman
This month Ian will reprise a talk he gave at CascadiaPHP Conference: (Ab)using process control for powerful CLI applications. Show up to find out how to do with PHP things you probably thought you'd need to write Python, or something compiled, to utilize. -- PHP's process control (pcntl) extension provides a set of highly underrated tools for scripts invoked at the command line, exposing behaviors that you might have thought only existed for compiled applications, such as forking and signal handling. We'll dive into these behaviors, including fun diversions like making a process zombie that rises from the dead when you hit Ctrl-C, and a parallel utility that uses multiple processes to get things done faster. We'll also take a look at Symfony's Process component that can be used to execute additional command lines safely and asynchronously, whether you need to run those commands from a web cotext or a CLI.

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Austin PHP Meetup is a friendly group of people interested in developing with PHP in the Austin, Texas area. Whatever your skill level, we invite you to join us, share your experience, and learn how to use PHP more effectively!


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