What is Caching (and why should you care?)

What is Caching (and why should you care?)

A brand-new installation of WordPress – with no pages, posts, images, or plugins installed – contains about 450,000 lines of code. WordPress is using this code to build the page that your website visitor requested, and normally it will do it every time they visit, even if that page hasn’t changed. Caching was invented to solve this type of problem.

Anatomy of a Website

Anatomy of a Website

Ever wonder what it takes to deliver a website to the world? There are quite a few components required, some of which overlap and even share names. It can make for some confusing discussions and lead to misunderstandings. In this post, I’ll explain how the pieces fit together. The Language of Browsers A website has […]

Balancing Ends (Front/Back-end Development)

Balancing Ends (Front/Back-end Development)

Development tools like Angular.js and now React.js and (my personal favorite) Vue.js have transformed front-end website/web application development. It’s actually possible to write whole applications in JavaScript now in a cohesive, management manner. The real question is: should you? The answer is, of course… it depends.

Five More Great Tools for LAMP Developers

Five More Great Tools for LAMP Developers

A short time back, I wrote about two things that I wouldn’t want to be without as a Wordpress developer. Since then, a few things have changed. Circumstances have led me to spend more time with Windows 10, and its really working for me. Some of the reasons why I’m digging developing on my Windows 10 rig are these five great tools.

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