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Choosing the Best FTP Client In 2017

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While most web hosting dashboards try to make managing files as straightforward as possible, a good file transfer protocol client can help simplify the job for serious web developers. Furthermore, there are certain cases where a solid FTP client is required such as the case when uploading data to a KeyCDN push zone. FTP clients allow users to quickly download, upload or update website files without having to navigate endless dialog boxes.

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Gulp vs Grunt – Comparing Both Automation Tools

gulp vs grunt

Automation tools are great for saving time and avoiding human error. They allow us to offload mundane tasks and can usually end up doing these tasks faster and with better precision. Two tools that are known to be quite effective in performing automated tasks are Gulp and Grunt. In this post, we’re going to go over exactly what Gulp and Grunt are used for as well as compare both tools to see which differences and similarities they share.

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11 Web Application Security Best Practices

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Like any responsible website owner, you are probably well aware of the importance of online security. You may think that you have your ducks in a row in this department, but like many other website owners and companies, there probably hasn’t been enough done to secure your web application(s).

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Popular Vim Commands – a Comprehensive Vim Cheatsheet

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Vim was made available in 1991 and is a free, open source software. Available both as a command line interface and as a standalone program with a GUI, Vim is a text editor that is a modal version of the vi editor created for Unix in the 1970s; Vim stands for vi improved. While it was designed with Unix in mind, versions of it are available for most operating systems and Vim is also available for Android and iOS smartphones.

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PHP 7 vs HHVM – Which One Should You Use?

php 7 vs hhvm

PHP is still considered the favorite scripting language of many web developers, and its newest version greatly outperforms its predecessor; however, a little virtual tool capable of executing PHP code called HHVM has been turning heads for the last half-decade thanks to its superior performance over PHP 5. Now that PHP 7 has been out for almost a year, why is the PHP 7 vs HHVM debate still ongoing?

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Best IDE Software – a List of the Top 10

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Whether you’re a seasoned developer or you’re just learning how to code, staying on top of the latest integrated development environments is a constant challenge. Truthfully, there is no best IDE for everyone. The best IDE is the IDE that works best for you, so below is a selection of 10 of the most popular choices to help you figure out which one to pick.

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Front End Optimization – 9 Tips to Improve Web Performance

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In today’s digital world, there are millions of websites accessed every day for a variety of reasons. Unfortunately, many of these websites are clunky and bothersome to use. Poorly optimized websites are plagued with a variety of issues including slow loading times, being non-mobile ready, browser incompatibilities, and so on.

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Running High Traffic Websites – 8 Things to Consider

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When your website receives thousands of visitors every day, the underlying infrastructure must be able to support the traffic. High traffic means a large number of simultaneous requests from users expecting fast load times. Delays can cost you visitors, reduce revenue and undermine your reputation.

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Icon Library Resources – Top 16 Most Popular

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Icons are some of the most-used graphics in web and application design. They’re so commonplace, in fact, that most non-designers take them for granted. For designers, though, icons are more than just graphical afterthoughts. They’re guideposts that lead web visitors and app users through a complex set of interactions with their favorite sites and tools. Such icons might be flat in design terms, but they’re certainly not lifeless. They’re a crucial component of user experience, and designers must pick them with care.

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