I have some content that I store in S3-compatible object storage, and wanted to be able to (a) push to that storage, and (b) serve items from that storage.
Easey-peasey: use the Flysystem AWS S3 adapter, point it to my storage, and be done!
Except for one monkey wrench: I'm using OpenSwoole.
I was first introduced to the concept of webhooks via a 2009 blog post by John Herren, a former colleague at Zend. At the time, they were in their infancy; today, they're ubiquituous, as they provide a mechanism for a service to notify interested parties of events. This saves traffic; instead of consumers polling an API for event changes, the service notifies them directly. It also means that the consumer does not need to setup things like cronjobs; they instead setup a webhook endpoint, register it with the service provider, and their application takes care of the rest.
The thing is, handling a webhook can often lead to additional processing, and you are expected to send an immediate response to the provider indicating you received the event.
How can you achieve this?
Sites I build often utilize cronjobs to periodically pull in data from other sources. For example, I might want to poll an API once a day, or scrape content from another website once a month. Cronjobs are a perfect fit for this.
However, cron has a few problems:
Since most sites I build anymore use mezzio-swoole, I started wondering if I might be able to handle these jobs another way.
The Laminas Project has close to 200 repositories between the main project, Laminas API Tools, and Mezzio. It's a lot to maintain, and keeping on top of incoming patches can be a gargantuan task, much less creating releases.
That's why this past year, we've spent a bunch of time on streamlining our processes; we want to be able to review, merge, and release changes quickly and confidently. To that end, we have developed a number of GitHub Actions to make these processes as easy as possible for our maintainers.
I fielded a question in the Laminas Slack yesterday that I realized should likely be a blog post. The question was:
Is there a way to register development-mode-only modules in Mezzio?
There's actually multiple ways to do it, though one that is probably more preferable to others.
Progress has been happening at a furious pace on the Zend Framework to Laminas transition, with major changes still dropping even now.
Most recently, we decided to rename the subprojects. Apigility will become the Laminas API Tools, and Expressive will become Mezzio.
For more background, read the Zend by Perforce blog post.