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Develop Multitasking Applications with PHP V5

Aug 15, 2007, 04:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Cameron Laird)

[ Thanks to An Anonymous Reader for this link. ]

"Many PHP developers believe that because standard PHP lacks threading capabilities, it's impossible for a practical PHP application to multitask. For example, if an application needs information from a different Web site, it has to stall until that remote retrieval is done. Not true! Find out about in-process PHP multitasking using stream_select and stream_socket_client.

"PHP does not support threading. Despite this, and in contrast to what most PHP developers with whom I've spoken believe, PHP applications can multitask. Let's start with as clear a picture as possible of what 'multitasking' and 'threading' mean for PHP programming..."

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