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KeyCDN Launches Brotli Support

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At KeyCDN , we’re happy to announce that the next generation of file compression support is here! That’s right, as of today (February 16, 2017) the option to enable Brotli support has been rolled out to all KeyCDN customers at no extra cost.

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The Building Blocks of Website Architecture

website architecture

Website architecture is a term referring to the essential structure and planning that must go into building a website. Like a large building, such as a skyscraper, you can’t start at the top. You have to start at the bottom and build up.

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HTML vs HTML5 – What’s the Difference?

html vs html5

Hyper Text Markup Language, better known simply as HTML, is the standard language used for building websites. Like everything else in the tech world, HTML has evolved immensely since its inception in the late 1980s. Those who are new to coding should familiarize themselves with its latest incarnation – HTML5. But having a thorough understanding of the language’s evolution can give both budding and veteran coders some perspective on the past, present, and future of web development.

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Choosing the Best FTP Client In 2017

best ftp client

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

web application security best practices

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

vim commands

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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