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PHP-level Performance Optimization with Blackfire

Throughout the past few months, we've introduced Blackfire and ways in which it can be used to detect application performance bottlenecks. In this post, we'll apply it to our freshly started project to try and find the low-points and low-hanging fruit which we can pick to improve our app's performance. If you're …

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Written by Sitepoint - - Aggregated on Wednesday June 20, 2018


What Is a CDN and How Does It Work?

CDN - you keep seeing the acronym. Maybe in URLs, maybe on landing pages, but it never quite clicked - what are Content Delivery Networks, what do they do exactly? We'll explain in this overview article, and demonstrate on two popular ones in followup posts. CDN Basics A CDN is a network of computers that …

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Written by Sitepoint - - Aggregated on Monday June 11, 2018


An Introduction to MongoDB

MongoDB is an open-source, document-oriented, NoSQL database program. If you’ve been involved with the traditional, relational databases for long, the idea of a document-oriented, NoSQL database might indeed sound peculiar. “How can a database not have tables?”, you might wonder. This tutorial introduces you to some …

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Written by Sitepoint - - Aggregated on Monday May 28, 2018


8 Tips for Improving Bootstrap Accessibility

A few years ago, I wrote about my experiences on developing a Bootstrap version 3 project to be fully accessible for people with disabilities. This focussed mostly on how accessible it is in terms of front-end design. (It didn’t cover accessibility in terms of screen readers, as that’s a whole other story.) While I …

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Written by Sitepoint - - Aggregated on Monday February 12, 2018