Matthew Graham

Matthew Graham



Matt works for Etsy, an online marketplace for handmade goods that handled over $1 billion in transactions in 2013. As Lead API Engineer, he helps design and build a new API framework as part of Etsy’s monolithic PHP stack. Matt has found that working with Rasmus Lerdorf at Etsy is a tremendous opportunity to learn how programming languages are developed and evolve over time.


Concurrent PHP in the Etsy API

At Etsy, we realized that if we wanted to approach Ilya Grigorik’s challenge of 1000ms time to glass, we would have to stop doing only one thing at a time, and make our servers start working in parallel. This talk will show how we built concurrent processing into our PHP API stack that powers Etsy’s […]

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