Downloads & Code
This area contains various downloadable items that we’ve developed and released to the public. Most of the code available on this page has been released under the modified BSD license.
A PHP-powered tool for generating thumbnails of webpages under Linux. Uses Xvfb and Firefox. Has a simple queue system and can run on a cron to generate large quantities of thumbnails at a controlled pace.
While PHP doesn’t support any kind of multithreading, ForkOff attempts to deliver a roughly similar level of functionality through the use of PHP’s PCNTL functions for process forking. It maintains a “thread” pool and automates all of the internal functions — all you have to do is write an extended class, add methods for input and processing, and ForkOff does the rest. It works well for list processing and bulk data retrieval (DNS resolve checking or web page retrieval, for instance).
More to come:
We’re working on gathering and packaging various useful things as time allows.