OOCSS – The Future of Writing CSS

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As web projects grow, managing CSS can quickly become challenging if you don’t put any forethought into how the code should be structured. Fortunately, some smart developers have come up with several methodologies to help programmers write CSS that is succinct and easy to maintain. Object oriented CSS, or OOCSS, is one such approach that can be applied on its own or combined with other methodologies like SMACSS and BEM to impose order on naturally disordered CSS.

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9 Best Chrome Extensions for Web Developers

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If you’re a web developer, you probably spend a lot of time in Chrome. Since it’s the most popular web browser with a 44.5% market share, you’re liable to constantly use it to preview web pages that you’re working on. If Chrome is your default browser, you can make your life easier by using the best Chrome extensions for web development.

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Progressive Web Apps The Right Way

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Since progressive web apps were introduced by Google back in 2015, they have been setting new standards for user experiences. While we are awaiting broader browser support, all developers should start learning how to take advantage of this exciting new way of building apps.

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KeyCDN Now Supports Stale-While-Revalidate & Stale-If-Error

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KeyCDN is happy to announce that we now support both stale-while-revalidate and stale-if-error extension Cache-Control directives. Both of these directives aim to further improve content delivery performance by delivering stale assets to users in the event that assets need to be revalidated or if there is a problem fetching them.

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Improving Performance with Cache-Control: Immutable

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Cache-Control is an important HTTP header that allows you to define various directives letting browsers know how an asset should be cached. For example, if an asset has a large max-age, then the asset can be retrieved from the browser for a long period of time without making a request to the server. This means faster load times for the user.

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Scalability Testing – a How-To Guide and Checklist

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You can build a web application that functions perfectly on your machine, yet if it doesn’t scale, a sudden influx of traffic could cripple your whole system. That’s why it’s important to have measures in place that allow your application to quickly scale in order to handle these spikes in traffic. This guide to scalability testing will help you overcome such growing pains.

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The Pros and Cons of 8 Popular Databases

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Databases store information and its contents can be everything from product catalogs to repositories of customer information. For information to be easy to access, use and understand, database management systems are required. Database management systems can help sort information as well as link databases to each other and provide reports about changes and trends in the information in databases.

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Interview with Stefan Judis – Creator of Performance Tooling Today

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Stefan Judis is the creator of Performance Tooling Today, a website that is dedicated to the collection of performance-related resources. Stefan is also involved in other performance and front-end related activities as he is the organizer of the Web Performance Group Berlin, is an occasional teacher and organizer of CSSclasses Berlin, and is a Developer Evangelist at Contentful.

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5 Part PHP Cheat Sheet

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PHP is perhaps the most popular general purpose scripting language for web developers, but its capabilities extend well beyond building websites. Of course, immense capabilities often come with a steep learning curve. Fortunately, PHP is straightforward enough for coding novices yet powerful enough for professional programmers.

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