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Agile Web Development - Comprehensive Overview

Agile Web Development - Comprehensive Overview

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. What is agile web development? Agile web development is actually a broad category of methodologies based on the principles outlined in the Manifesto for Agile Software Development, which was compiled by a team of professional developers in 2001.

March 2, 2017 Read more
Backend vs Frontend Web Development - Exploring Both Sides

Backend vs Frontend Web Development - Exploring Both Sides

Aspiring web developers often don't know where to begin when it comes to learning the skills they need to pursue their dreams. Listed requirements for web development jobs are wide and varied, and with so many programming languages, web development tools, and methodologies out there, it's no wonder that some newcomers may feel overwhelmed. However, for those who are new to the world of web development, it's important to understand the differences that exist between frontend vs backend web development.

February 23, 2017 Read more

The Building Blocks of 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. There are also many components to creating a website. In this post, we will examine some of the most essential ingredients and elements of a site's architecture so that you can begin planning your own website build or that of your clients.

February 9, 2017 Read more

HTML vs HTML5 - What Is the Difference?

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.

January 26, 2017 Read more

Hardening Your HTTP Security Headers

There are a lot of things to consider to when securing your website or web application, but a good place to start is to explore your HTTP security headers and ensure you are keeping up with best practices. In many cases they are very easy to implement and only require a slight web server configuration change. HTTP security headers provide yet another layer of security by helping to mitigate attacks and security vulnerabilities.

March 10, 2016 Read more
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