This is part one of a 4-part series for the Loggly blog. It discusses four key considerations for professional logging. Read the article.
Taking Advantage of Built-in Logging In PHP, Ruby and Pythontagged with: Logging, Loggly, PHP, Python, Ruby
This is part two of a 4-part series for the Loggly blog. It looks at some of the key pros and cons of using the built-in logging options available in three of the most popular development languages: PHP, Python, and Ruby.
Security, and Performance In Loggingtagged with: Encryption, Loggly, Privacy, Protocols, Security
This post looks at three questions which impact on privacy and security. It walks through key logging decisions including protocols, message encryption, and how these choices impact performance.
How to Make Logging Even More Responsive By Using A Queueing Servertagged with: Logging, Loggly, Queueing, Queueing Server
This shows one final approach to logging; specifically, how to separate the logging responsibilities from an application by using a queueing server.
Kanban, It’ll Rock Your Productivitytagged with: Kanban, Kanbanize, Usersnap
This post, for the Usersnap blog, introduces the user to Kanban and shows the user how to integrate the Usersnap Feedback widget with Kanbanize.
Make Web Development Simpler, Quicker, and Easier by Integrating Your Project Management Tool With a Bug Trackertagged with: Bug Tracker, Project Management, Usersnap
This post, for the Usersnap blog, steps the user through integrating the Usersnap Feedback widget with Asana dashboard.
Managing Scheduled Tasks in Plesk 12tagged with: Conetix, Plesk 12, Scheduled Tasks
This post, for the Conetix blog, step through creating and maintaining a series of regular tasks in Plesk 12.
Installing Zend Framework 2 on Plesk 12tagged with: Conetix, Plesk 12, Zend Framework 2
In this tutorial, for the Conetix blog, I show the user how to set up and deploy a basic Zend Framework 2 application, based on the ZF2 Skeleton Application, on Plesk 12.
Installing Node.js on Plesk 12tagged with: Conetix, Node.js, Plesk 12
In this tutorial, for the Conetix blog, I step the user through setting up and deploying a basic Node.js application on Plesk 12.
Installing KeystoneJS on Plesk 12tagged with: Conetix, Keystone.js, Plesk 12
This tutorial, for the Conetix blog, takes the user through how to set up and deploy a KeystoneJS application on Plesk 12.
Installing FuelPHP on Plesk 12tagged with: Conetix, FuelPHP
In this tutorial, for the Conetix blog, the user is stepped through the process of setting up and deploying a basic FuelPHP 4 application on Plesk 12.
Installing Ruby on Rails on Plesk 12tagged with: Conetix, Plesk 12, Ruby, Ruby on Rails
This tutorial, for the Conetix blog, takes the user through the process of setting up and deploying a basic Ruby on Rails 4 application on Plesk 12.
Installing Laravel 4 on Plesk 12tagged with: Conetix, Laravel 4, Plesk 12
This tutorial, for the Conetix blog, takes the user through how to set up and deploy a basic Laravel 4 application on Plesk 12.
Email Debugging with MailCatchertagged with: PHP, MailCatcher, Email, SitePoint, Testing
I wrote this article for SitePoint to show developers how to test their application's email functionality, as close to production as possible, using MailCatcher.
Unit Testing with GuzzlePHPtagged with: Mocks, PHP, Stubs, Unit Testing
A follow up to the GuzzlePHP intro by Miguel Romero; the article shows the user how to use Guzzle to test network client software.
Top 3 Challenges Facing Mobile Developmenttagged with: HTML5, Mobile, Mobile Development, New Relic
This post for New Relic, discussed the top 3 challenges in mobile development. These are: Vendor / Platform and Device Fragmentation and Development Approach.
Simple User Testing with CasperJStagged with: Casper.js, New Relic, Phantom.js
HTML5 Web Storage – Cookies Are So 1994tagged with: HTML5, New Relic, Offline Apps, Web Storage
This two part series reviewed Web Storage in HTML5. It covered the history of both Web Storage and cookies, the pros, cons, strengths and limitations.
Founded Master Zend Frameworktagged with: Master Zend Framework, PHP, Zend Framework
I founded, and write weekly for, Master Zend Framework, which teaches developers all there is to know about the Zend Framework, from basics to advanced.
Monthly Column in PHP Architect Magazinetagged with: PHP Architect, PHP
For two years, I've written the Education Station column in PHP Architect magazine; introducing PHP developers to new technologies, services and concepts.
ClamAV as a Validation Filter in Zend Frameworktagged with: ClamAV, PHP, Zend Framework, ZF2
This post showed the user how to create a custom Zend Framework filter protecting them against virus in uploads, using the ClamAV virus scanner.
Inattention Blindness – Maybe Users Really Don't Seetagged with: Psychology, User Interface, UX
Wondering why your site users don't see or use the very obvious button you put there for them to click on? Maybe they're not actually seeing it. Here I show you why.
Politics Often Hold the Community Backtagged with: Bruno Škvorc, Gary Hockin, Mailchimp, PHP
This is the final part of the interview series, discussing PHP as a professional language. Here, I interviewed Sitepoint's PHP channel editor, Bruno Škvorc, and Gary Hockin from Roave.
Getting Started with Google Gotagged with: Golang, Google, Imports, Structs
This is an introductory article to the Go language from Google. I walked the user through setting up their environment and creating an application, using imports, structs and functions.
Interview: Tom Oram and Rob Allentagged with: PHP, Rob Allen, Tom Oram
This is the second part of the interview series, getting opinions from Tom Oram, who works for a development firm in Wales and Rob Allen from Nineteen Feet.
Can Great Apps Be Written in PHPtagged with: Application Development, PHP
This is the first in a series, discussing whether great apps can be written in PHP. PHP's been decried as a horrible language. I disagreed, so discuss it with the community.
The Composer Cheatsheettagged with: Composer, PHP
This post takes the user through the Composer cheat sheet. It covers the two sections covering the command line and composer.json file and an intro screencast.
Build Virtual Machines Easily with PuPHPet – Part 2tagged with: PuPHPet, PHP, Virtual Machines
This is the second of a two part series introducing developers to PuPHPet. In this part I covered the two core files used: common.yaml, and Vagrantfile.
Who Needs MySQL When There Is IndexedDB?tagged with: HTML5, IndexedDb, New Relic, WebSQL
Written for the New Relic blog, this post explores the possibility of using HTML5's IndexedDB, instead of MySQL, as a data source for web-based applications and why it's better than WebSQL.
Five Non-Mainstream Databases for PHP Apps – Part 3 – New Relic blogtagged with: Databases, PHP
Part 3 of the series looking at five alternative databases PHP developers can use. The series looks at five alternative databases available for PHP apps you, developers might not have heard of.
8 Fallacies of Distributed Computing for PHP Developerstagged with: Distributed Computing, PHP
This post discusses the 8 Fallacies of Distributed Computing, specifically for PHP developers; as, it’s important to understand these common misconceptions.
Introduction to Git – Round 2 (Advanced)tagged with: Git, Interactive Rebasing, Version Control
Picking up from Sean Hudgston's Introduction to Git, this post looks at some of the advanced features of Git, such as rebasing, exporting a repository, basic rebasing, commit reordering, commit splitting and commit merging.
One-click App Deployment with Server-side Git Hookstagged with: Continuous Deployment, Git
This is an in-depth post, showing users how to use git hooks to set up automatic deployment for their PHP applications.
Build Virtual Machines Easily With PuPHPettagged with: Continuous Development, PuPHPet, Virtual Machines
This was the first of a two part series for Sitepoint, introducing developers to the virtual machine generation tool - PuPHPet