Apache vs. Lighttpd (AKA: Lighty)

For a while now I’ve been toying around with the idea of utilizing Lighttpd for various web based applications. One of these application is my Automatic Dialer framework, also known as the GTD-API. The main issue with the GTD-API (besides that it is highly reliant on a MySQL database), is the fact that all requests […]

I’m no web designer – I’m a developer

Lets put it this way: I am no web developer, nor was I ever, nor will I ever be. While I do enjoy playing around with various web designs and web technologies, I’m no web developer. Think about it, this blog is based upon the WordPress system, which means, that while I could easily build […]

Working on a new book ….

As most of you reading this blog, you must know that I’ve published an AsteriskNOW book early this year. I’m happy to say that I’ve received numerous emails since the publication of the book, all asking various questions about Asterisk in general and AsteriskNOW in particular. Most of the questions that I received were related […]

We are to blame…

Lately I’ve come to the realization, that we are to blame for our own inability to promote Open Source and the adaptation of Open Source proficiency. Being an Open Source evangelist and consultant, this is very weird to be said by one like myself, however, this is my realization – and I will explain. In […]

Predictive dialers enhance contact center performance – truth or myth?

Since I’ve released my dialer framework demo about 2 months ago, I’ve been swamped with many requests from various contact centers around the world – to utilize my dialer framework for the development of a custom made predictive dialer. For those of you who are not in the know, a predictive dialer is a tool […]

Asterisk powers Israel’s 60th independance day information service

Ok, the service is up and running, so now I can show it off. Israel’s 60th independance day parties information service is running of an Asterisk servers – how do I know that, you ask? simple, it’s my Asterisk server! Well, actually, the service is being run by BeLowCall, an IVR and telecom services company, […]

Asterisk Bootcamp Training Israel

As some of you may already know, I’ve been chosen by Digium to perform Asterisk training services here in Israel. For me, as a long time Asterisk community member, it is fairly a big thing, even bigger than the book I’ve written – as it incorporates two of the things I really like – teaching […]

The world’s fastest Asterisk based Dialer

As most of you already know, I’m heavily involved within the Asterisk Open PBX project. Over the course of the past 5 years of my dealing with Asterisk, Asterisk had always suffered a serious flaw, and that is, a single-threaded Manager interface – which usually led to serious dead-locks when writing a multi-threaded server that […]

PHPAGI Annoyances or maybe…

OK, if there is one thing I really hate, is that when something so little as a small configuration change from one version to another causes things not to function properly. It is one thing to make sure that your code is backward compatible, no one really expects that your scripting language will suddenly start […]