[nycphp-talk] email system for website

Matt Juszczak matt at
Mon Jan 4 22:51:33 EST 2010

>>    The architecture where "multiple processes communicate with a shared 
>> database" gets less credit than it deserves.  In your case I think there's 
>> no reason you can't write your batch scripts in PHP:  pretty commonly I 
>> write command line scripts that run as cron jobs...  In that situation, 
>> you can use
>>    to fork the same way you would in Perl.  I tend to do long-running tasks 
>> as cron jobs that are scheduled to run for a certain time (maybe 4 minutes) 
>> and that get respawned every so often (say 5 minutes.)  You do need some 
>> logic to prevent them from getting stacked up when things go wrong,  but 
>> this works pretty well.

I think this is the direction I want to head.  Thanks!!

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