Nginx Tap moves to Homebrew Organization

The community tap I created for custom Nginx modules within Homebrew just got accepted into the official Homebrew organization. This is huge news for the project as it means there should be way more usage and contributions thanks to the extra exposure. This is also a good time to share a couple of unannounced updates I added in the last couple of weeks.

Homebrew Nginx Tap

I've recently been working on an Nginx Tap for Mac OS X Homebrew and now I think it's time to share with the world. Originally I created a pull request on the original repo but due to the custom nature of the modules I needed it was reccomended that I create a tap and maintain my own repository (tap). The main goal behind the tap is to create a version of Nginx with as many modules as possible so people can create fully custom builds very easily.

Open Source Challenge Complete!

For those of you that follow my blog reguarly, a few weeks ago I announced I was undertaking my Open Source Challenge. Today marks the 32nd day of consecutive code pushes, so I successfully completed my goal! I've attached a list of the projects I contributed to for you guys to check out.

StatsD PHP Library

Today, I just created a StatsD PHP Library and released it on Github . Before you start with "but there are already loads..", I do realise this, but they didn't suite my needs. This is a short post to let you know why I opted to create my own, and what I hope to achieve from it.

Open Source Challenge

It's bank Holiday Monday and I think it's about time for a new challenge. I've been working a lot with Open Source lately, both contributing to other people's projects and refactoring/improving my own. My current contribution streak on Github is 8 consecutive days of published code, which is pretty awesome considering my previous best was 2 days from about 6 months ago. Not only is this making me a better programmer but it's also extremely fun. With this in mind I've decided the new challenge is to try and create a 32 day streak.

New Writing Topics

I've been neglecting my Blog lately mainly because I feel like I need to always write masses of code examples and showcase my own projects but I've decided that shouldn't be the case. Most of the code I write I can't share due to contracts, but I've been using so many awesome tools from the open source world that I feel like I need to share and spread awareness to other programmers.

MongoMinify Launched

Today I finally released the beta version of my MongoDB compression library for PHP. There still a lot of work to be done, but it's stable enough to use as a drop replacement for standard usage such as saving and retrieving data. Not only have I released the source code, but I've also submitted it as a composer package on so everyone can include it in their projects very easily.

It's September already?

Where has the time gone! I've been working at my new job for almost a whole month now and it still feels like I've just started! For those of you that don't know I'm now a programmer at Performance Horizon which is pretty awesome; quite the change from flash gaming! It's also the main reason I've been neglecting my personal projects and blog updates to concentrate all the cool things I've been working on.