Scalability Testing – a How-To Guide and Checklist

scalability testing

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

popular databases

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

interview stefan judis

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

php cheat sheet

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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A Comprehensive Overview of WebPack

webpack

As the line between websites and web apps has continued to erode, the possibilities and challenges for developers have subsequently evolved. Since web apps are greatly dependent on JavaScript, the client-side is having to handle more and more. One of the best ways to manage the additional load is to use a module system – such as Webpack. Module systems make it easier for developers to keep things organized, and they ensure that content is delivered quickly and efficiently to users.

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Improving PHP Performance for Web Applications

php performance

Programmers love the latest version of PHP because it’s one of the faster scripting languages (check out our PHP 7 vs HHVM post), but maintaining optimal performance requires more than quickly executing code. The best tool for improving PHP performance isn’t any individual program; it’s knowing which problems to look for and how to address them. This guide will cover everything you need to know to ensure that your PHP applications always run smoothly.

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10 Essential Benefits of Responsive Web Design

benefits of responsive web design

Responsive web design simply means making websites that can adapt to the size of the visitor’s viewport. The goal is for content to render differently depending on the device or screen size so that visitors have an optimal experience no matter how they access a website. The primarily benefit of responsive web design is that sites load quickly without any distortions, so users don’t need to manually resize anything to view content.

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Agile Web Development – a Comprehensive Overview

agile web development

On top of learning how to work with complex software, aspiring web developers need to know how to function as part of a professional team. Software development methodology is its own field of study with a unique lexicon, and one of the most important concepts that budding developers should familiarize themselves with is agile web development.

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