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We are a strong believer in open source. We use it a every day and are happy to contribute back to the community.

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The Symfony community has long been the force that drives PHP developer to more modern and stable applications. Most things we do at Happyr is related to this awesome framework.

Recent Posts

Symfony Lock and Messenger component

8 minute read

The lock component have saved me so many times. It helps me with race conditions, it makes my code simpler and my application more reliable. I’m using it to ...

Writing a blog in Ruby is a mistake

1 minute read

I’ve been blogging now and then for over a decade now. I have used Drupal, Wordpress, plain HTML files, static generators as Jekyll and Sculpin. I’ve also us...

One year of AsyncAws

4 minute read

It has been one year since Jérémy Derussé and I started to work on a new API client for AWS. At the time we could never have imagined how popular it would be...

Installing Blackfire on multiple servers

4 minute read

At Happyr, we have about 30 applications running across 14 Amazon EC2 servers and a lot of Lambda functions. Most of them are small microservice application...

PHP 7.4 preloading benchmark

6 minute read

Preloading arrived to PHP 7.4.0 in November 2019. I was super excited about this and I started to try it out. But I quickly noticed that it was a little bug...

Compiling PHP 7.4 on OSX

3 minute read

I think I am a decent PHP programmer, but I am lost when it comes to devops, C, Makefiles and compiling stuff. I just want to write brew upgrade php and be h...