From Lumen’s website.

Lumen is a “micro-framework” built on top of Laravel’s components, and is the official micro-framework of Laravel. Lumen is built for speed, and is one of the fastest PHP micro-frameworks available – even significantly faster than similar frameworks such as Silex.

However, unlike many other micro-frameworks, Lumen lets you tap into the full power of Laravel’s features, such as routing, dependency injection, the Eloquent ORM, migrations, queued jobs, and even scheduled commands.

Laravel is already fast and powerful, but Lumen strips away many of the configuration and customization options that Laravel provides in order to shave every millisecond possible off of your service’s load time.

The stunningly fast speed of Lumen, combined with the convenience of Laravel’s features gives you a “best of both worlds” micro-framework that is truly a joy to work with.

Windows 10 Editions

Windows 10 is coming. Not quite as good as Winter is coming, but nevertheless, it will be here this summer.

Microsoft just revealed the 5 different editions.

  1. Windows 10 Home – consumer-focused desktop edition
  2. Windows 10 Mobile – smart phones and tablets
  3. Windows 10 Enterprise – Windows Pro equivalent for medium and large corporations
  4. Windows 10 Education – for administrators, teacher and students
  5. Windows 10 Mobile Enterprise – smart phones and tablets for the enterprise

By the way, since my other computer runs Windows 7 Pro, I can upgrade my system to Windows 10 Enterprise.

PayPal is PYPL on Nasdaq

As reported late last year, eBay will spin off PayPal, separating into two entities. The split will happen sometime in the second half of this year. In preparation for that move, PayPal received its ticker symbol from Nasdaq and will be designated as PYPL. eBay’s newly hired president of enterprise growth at American Express Dan Schulman will become CEO of PayPal. PayPal has handled nearly 18 billion transactions and processed more than $1 trillion in payments to date.

TP-LINK TL-SG1008P 4-Port Gigabit PoE Switch

In my previous post, I talked about the TL-SG1008PE, an 8-port Gigabit POE switch. If you need a cheaper alternative, take a look at the TP-LINK TL-SG1008P 4-Port Gigabit PoE Switch. It essentially the same switch, but it only has 4 POE ports instead of 8. It will support IEEE 802.3af compliant powered devices. Notice it’s 802.3af only. It doesn’t support 802.3at. This PoE switch currently sells for $80 at Amazon.


TP-LINK TL-SG1008PE 8-Port Gigabit PoE Switch

If you’re looking for a POE switch to power your networking devices over power over ethernet, check out the TP-LINK TL-SG1008PE 8-Port Gigabit PoE Switch. It has 8 Gigabit POE ports. It will support devices that are compliant to IEEE 802.3at/af standard. The switch has a maximum output of 124 watts. Most of all, it works quite well with the Ubiquiti Unifi products, in particular, the Unifi Outdoor Plus. The TP-Link switch currently sells for $130 at Amazon.