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I dug up my old ledger web app that I wrote when I was in my late twenties, as I realized with a tight budget toward the end of this year, I need to get a good view of future balances. The data was encrypted in gpg text files, but the site itself was unencrypted, with simple httpasswd auth. I dove into the code this week, and fixed a lot of crap that was all terrible practice, but all I knew when I wrote it in the mid-2000s. I grabbed a letsencrypt cert, and implemented cookies and session handling. I moved from the code opening and parsing a large gpg file to storing and retrieving all the data in a Redis backend, for a massive performance gain. Finally, I switched the UI from white to dark. It looks and works great, and most importantly, I have that future view that I needed.1
Ugh, I feel like fucking crying every time I have to explain to the other developers and network sysadmins that we can't have the same Redis server for both session and caching data in the current project we're working on. I wrote all this down in the specifications which NO ONE reads!!
There are times like these I wish I just had access to the AWS account so I can do all of this myself.3
Which is best package to be used as a PHP Session handler (https://cloudways.com/blog/... )?
Redis or Memcached?
I finally published my first medium article, It's on Sticky sessions for microservices.
It took so much of my time to piece everything together that I wrote a small how-to, so that my fellow devs should not suffer like I have.
Need some advice on how to handle a unique problem. Im using Googles location services api with react natives geolocation service to fetch a clients location and gather more details on it. I essentially need users to be able to see other users on a map within the live time of their location. Im thinking about figuring what users are nearby to show by storing each users location in redis until the end of their session and fetching within a certain longitude/latitude range of the given user's location. Is this a solid way of looking up local users or is there a more solid approach to mapping users.4