Freshness Warning
This blog post is over 19 years old. It's possible that the information you read below isn't current and the links no longer work.

When building Simpletracks, I was looking for a more robust way of posting the TrackBack pings. Scott pointed out Snoopy to me. No, not that Snoopy. Snoopy is a PHP class for developing Web clients. It can submit forms, grab pages, scrape text, and more. Sort of like LWP for PHP. It’s written by the guy who wrote the Smarty template engine. It’s working well for me so far. Thanks Scott.

Simon Willison
June 15, 2003 3:11 PM

(Blatent self-promotion follows: you have been warned!) I've been a huge fan of Snoopy for several years, but a few months ago I finally out-grew it so I wrote my own: The key feature it has over Smarty at the moment is a slightly tidier API (in my opinion at least) and support for gzip encoding. I'm working on support for etag/last-modified conditional GETs at the moment and hope to have a new version out in the next few days.

June 5, 2006 8:10 AM

i'am a php beginner from China! i had down snooy and httpclient. Maybe i can learn something from them.

This discussion has been closed.

Recently Written

The Trap of The Sales-Led Product (Dec 10)
It’s not a winning way to build a product company.
The Hidden Cost of Custom Customer Features (Dec 7)
One-off features will cost you more than you think and make your customers unhappy.
Domain expertise in Product Management (Nov 16)
When you're hiring software product managers, hire for product management skills. Looking for domain experts will reduce the pool of people you can hire and might just be worse for your product.
Strategy Means Saying No (Oct 27)
An oft-overlooked aspect of strategy is to define what you are not doing. There are lots of adjacent problems you can attack. Strategy means defining which ones you will ignore.
Understanding vision, strategy, and execution (Oct 24)
Vision is what you're trying to do. Strategy is broad strokes on how you'll get there. Execution is the tasks you complete to complete the strategy.
How to advance your Product Market Fit KPI (Oct 21)
Finding the gaps in your product that will unlock the next round of growth.
Developer Relations as Developer Success (Oct 19)
Outreach, marketing, and developer evangelism are a part of Developer Relations. But the companies that are most successful with developers spend most of their time on something else.
Developer Experience Principle 6: Easy to Maintain (Oct 17)
Keeping your product Easy to Maintain will improve the lives of your team and your customers. It will help keep your docs up to date. Your SDKs and APIs will be released in sync. Your tooling and overall experience will shine.


What I'm Reading


Adam Kalsey

+1 916 600 2497


Public Key

© 1999-2022 Adam Kalsey.