Tim Lytle

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Tim likes making things, is a lover of well built APIs, and hates the top reply. A former mercenary developer, he’s built numerous applications specializing in API consumption and creation. Now he’s working on new products at PhoneBurner. He also tweets sporadically.

twitter: @tjlytle

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PHP Daemons and Long-Running Processes

By Tim Lytle

Have you ever had a cron job filled with *? Had a database field called checked_out you used to make sure one process didn’t try to do the work another process was trying to do but hadn’t finished yet? Logged into a server late at night to restart the report job? Let’s talk about a better way to do these things.