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PHP At The Firehose Scale

by Stuart Herbert

Published February 21, 2014 in Programming

Here's one to give the PHP bashers a well-deserved black eye! Twitter is one of the world's best know social media sites, handling over 500 million public tweets a day (that's around 6,000 tweets a second). Together, they're delivered to select partners as a 'firehose' of data, who in turn deliver it on to their customers. DataSift is one of Twitter's firehose partners, and when someone presses 'Send' in their Twitter client, we aim to get that tweet into the hands of our customers in about 1 second. And PHP plays several key roles in making that possible. Come along and hear Stuart explain just how.

Presented at @phpukconference in February 2014.