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Insights and advice for improving web performance.

The 10 Best Development Conferences in Europe

The 10 Best Development Conferences in Europe

Web conferences are always a great place to network with other like-minded individuals as well as learn about new technologies and best practices. There is a large collection of web conferences happening around the world. Some are more specific in terms of topics they cover and speakers they host, while others are broader and appeal to a wider range of web development groups. That being said, whether you choose to attend a smaller, niche conference, or a larger, more general conference, there are benefits to both.

April 12, 2018 Read more
18 Quick Tips for Improving AngularJS Performance

18 Quick Tips for Improving AngularJS Performance

AngularJS is an open source JavaScript framework developed and maintained by Google. The tool provides everything you need to create and manage dynamic frontends for web applications. Its modular approach to web design and massive support community make AngularJS a popular tool among professional developers. In fact, AngularJS powers some of the web's most high traffic websites including Google and Virgin America. This guide will serve as an introduction to AngularJS and offer tips on how to improve AngularJS performance.

November 2, 2017 Read more

Functional Programming - What Is It and Why Does It Matter?

While the concept has been around for quite some time, functional programming finally came from out of obscurity to the forefront of the JavaScript community a few years ago. Developers of large applications now regularly incorporate its principles into their codebase. If you're new to functional programming, this guide will get you up to speed. What is functional programming? Functional programming (FP) is a programming paradigm for developing software using functions.

August 24, 2017 Read more

Absolute vs Relative Path - Which Should You Be Using?

Creating and keeping up with web links can be a challenge, especially if you don't understand the difference between absolute and relative paths. These conflicting approaches to connecting webpages can have a significant impact on a website's performance and SEO value. This guide will explain the two types of links and help you determine the right path for any situation. Relative path vs absolute path: What do they mean? Absolute paths contain a complete URL, which includes a protocol, the website's domain name and possibly a specific file, subfolder, or page name.

August 17, 2017 Read more

Docker Tutorial - Getting Started with Containers

Working on web projects with a team often presents technical challenges, especially when team members use their own personal computers that run different hardware and operating systems. If you're constantly testing an app on different devices, it's difficult to ensure that everyone is having a consistent experience. Virtual machines can help us get around these issues, but there is a lightweight solution that most developers prefer: Docker containers. What is Docker?

July 20, 2017 Read more

9 Best Chrome Extensions for Web Developers

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. With Chrome extensions geared towards web developers, you can edit code on the fly, check performance, analyze the tech stack of other websites, and much more.

June 1, 2017 Read more

Progressive Web Apps the Right Way

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. In this post, we'll go everything you need to know about progressive web apps including how to make one. What is a progressive web app? The term "progressive" applies not to what an app does but how it's made.

May 25, 2017 Read more

5 Part 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. Its massive list of features may seem intimidating at first; however, anyone with even very little knowledge of coding should be able to write simple PHP scripts.

April 6, 2017 Read more

Improving PHP Performance for Web Applications

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.

March 23, 2017 Read more

Choosing a PHP Code Generator - 6 Popular Solutions

PHP code generators are programs that automatically generate code based on settings and parameters that you choose. The benefit of using a code generator is that they can allow you to save time and money. Coding with the purpose of accomplishing a particular task can be done either manually, or in certain cases, through the use a generator. Creating code manually can be time-consuming and result in errors. When a good generator is being used, the code can be created in minutes, and you can be near certain that it will run as intended.

March 9, 2017 Read more
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