SimpleSHM is a simple and small abstraction layer for shared memory manipulation using PHP. It makes use of the SHMOP functions, built into most PHP packages.
- Klaus Silveira (Creator, developer, support)
- add support for arrays, by automatically serializing or converting to JSON
- add support for objects, by using JSON
- create a better documentation
- error handling can, and should, be improved
- test, test, test
Shared Memory is an efficient mean of exchanging data between applications in the same machine. One application will create a memory portion which other processes can access, as long as they have the proper permissions. You can read more about it here: http://stereochro.me/assets/uploads/notes/dcom3/shmem.pdf
The idea behind SimpleSHM is to keep things very easy to use. If you want better control and flexibility, you can always modify the class or extend it.
<?php use Simple\SHM\Block; /** * Creating new block, with a random ID */ $memory = new Block; $memory->write('Sample'); echo $memory->read(); /** * Creating new block, with an specified ID */ $new = new Block(897); $new->write('Sample'); echo $new->read(); /** * Reading an existing block, with the ID of 42 */ $existing = new Block(42); echo $existing->read();