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29 Oct
10 months ago

tjsherrill started a new conversation How To Monitor Status On Dependent Api Systems

Is there a unified way or a 3rd party service to keep tabs on services my platform depends on? We use: Mandrill, Mailchimp, Twillio, Pusher, AWS, and stripe... This morning Mandrill started having issues. It would be nice to keep tabs on these things so that I know without going to all their websites to check what crap is breaking?

Looking for recommendations

01 Aug
1 year ago

tjsherrill started a new conversation How To Stream An Large File From S3 To View

I have this mostly working but having a tough time finalizing it.

For now I have a simple route:

Route::get('file/{id}/', '[email protected]')->name('file');
this route connects to an action in the FileController:
public function fileStream($id){

    $audio = \App\Audio::where('id', $id)->first();

    $client = S3Client::factory([
        'credentials' => [
            'key'    => env('AWS_ACCESS_KEY_ID'),
            'secret' => env('AWS_SECRET_ACCESS_KEY'),
        'region' => env('S3REGION'),
        'version' => 'latest',

    // Register the stream wrapper from an S3Client object

    if ($stream = fopen('s3://[bucket_name]/'. $audio->audio_url, 'r')) {
        while (!feof($stream)) {
            echo fread($stream, 1024);

This works to the browser: if I go to a url: /file/1 it looks up the right file, and in a clean browser window I get:

Example image:

And then in my view I am trying to output the audio like:

      <source src="{{ url('file', ['id' => $section->id]) }}" type="{{ $section->audio_mime_type}}"></audio>
But no player is getting output to the screen.

09 Jul
1 year ago

tjsherrill started a new conversation Architecture For Web And PWA

I am writing a system that will primarily be used on the web. People will login, interact with content and connect with each other. This is very straight forward and I am clear on how to do this.

I am considering adding a Progressive Web App (PWA) to the system. I would want the PWA to run in its own area and be a Vue app.

Basically both a full web app, and a minimal but relevant PWA.

How do I run both of these systems side by side?