Tim Hawkins has forged a no-bones, no-bull comedy experience that entertains the entire family. Described as one part gifted and two parts twisted, Tim combines hilarious stand-up plus musical mastery to highlight the brokenness of human nature while marveling in its absurdity. He performs live for 200,000 fans at 120+ sold-out shows in 30+ states every year. His Jackwagon Crew continues to grow into a gut-busting revolution of multi-generational proportions with 300 million views on YouTube and a motley half million Facebook fans. Tim and his wife Heather live in Missouri with their four crud muffins.
John Driverhas authored, coauthored, or collaboratively written over a dozen books with authors such as Tim Hawkins (Diary of a Jackwagon),Reggie Dabbs (Reggie and Just Keep Breathing), David Ring (The Boy Born Dead), and Todd Wagner (Come and See). He has also written numerous articles for Relevant Magazine.
This book will appeal to established PHP developers who wish to write new, complex applications or want to rearchitect existing ones. Developers of other languages such as Ruby, Python, and VB.NET will also have an interest in the techniques for tuning the performance of web servers, databases, and operating systems.Table of Contents Benchmarking Techniques Improving Client Download and Rendering Performance PHP Code Optimization Opcode Caching Variable Caching Choosing the Right Web Server Web Server and Delivery Optimization Database Optimization Installing Apache, MySQL, PHP, and PECL on Windows Installing Apache, MySQL, PHP, and PECL on Linux
Everyone in Crow Hollow knows of Alvaretta Graves, the old widow who lives in the mountain. Many call her a witch; others whisper she’s insane. Everyone agrees the vengeance Alvaretta swore at her husband’s death hovers over them all. That vengeance awakens when teenagers stumble upon Alvaretta’s cabin, incurring her curse. Now a sickness moves through the Hollow. Rumors swirl that Stu Graves has risen for revenge. And the people of Crow Hollow are left to confront not only the darkness that lives on the mountain, but the darkness that lives within themselves.
“Coffey spins a wicked tale . . . [The Curse of Crow Hollow] blends folklore, superstition, and subconscious dread in the vein of Shirley Jackson’s ‘The Lottery.’”
MongoDB has reached 1.0 and boasts 50,000+ users. The community is strong and vibrant and MongoDB is improving at a fast rate. With scalable and fast databases becoming critical for today’s applications, this book shows you how to install, administer and program MongoDB without pretending SQL never existed.What you’ll learn Set up MongoDB on all major platforms, including Linux and Cloud platforms Model data within a document-oriented database Work with your data using non-SQL commands Write applications using MongoDB's PHP API Optimize MongoDB Master MongoDB administration, including replication Who this book is for
This book will appeal to everyone with some experience in database administration, and provides the entry point for those of us who don’t want to hear about database theory but still need to implement a NoSQL-based database. PHP developers will also profit from this book, since it will add an important NoSQL database to their toolkit.Table of Contents Introduction to MongoDB Installing MongoDB The Data Model Working with Data GridFS PHP and MongoDB Python and MongoDB Creating a Blog Application with the PHP Driver Database Administration Optimization Replication Sharding