Monthly Archives: December 2010

Simple Cloud – Error Handling Not Portable

In my previous article about the lack of exceptions in PHP libraries, I came across an inconsistency with Simple Cloud‘s API (now known as the Zend_Cloud component) between file storage adapters. The issue is that Windows Azure and Nirvanix storage … Continue reading

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Lack of Exceptions in PHP Libraries

Why are new PHP libraries still failing to fully utilize exceptions? Is it PHP4 compatibility? Speed? Maintain the API across exception-less languages such as C? Simply because most developers still don’t effectively use exceptions? It’s a shame that PHP exceptions … Continue reading

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AWS Route 53 – Anycast Routing Performance

Update 2010-12-25: AWS techs informed me that Route 53 is designed with a balance between latency and availability hence why not all name servers go to the nearest data center like I was expecting. Another AWS tech informed me that … Continue reading

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Why Amazon Route 53 (DNS) is Important in AWS

The other night I was trying to finish up a blog post on why AWS needs to add DNS to their services and then I get an email announcing Route 53, AWS’s DNS service. About time. Instead of saying why … Continue reading

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