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Server-side I/O Performance: Node vs. PHP vs. Java vs. Go

Understanding the Input/Output (I/O) model of your application can mean the difference between an application that deals with the load it is subjected to, and one that crumples in the face of real-world use cases.

How a Single Front-End Engineer Can Replace a Team of Two

Thinking With Two Minds Demand within the web design scene has changed over the past few years: designers with front-end skills, and front-end developers with design skills, are more and more in demand. Yes, you could argue that the jobs are completely different—and maybe you straight-up don’t like one of them—but truth be told, in […]

How to be Efficient in PhpStorm: An IDE that Really Matters

What does it mean to be a good software developer?

First, it requires deep knowledge of the particular tech stack you’re working in. If you are a LAMP developer, you undoubtedly need to be an expert in PHP and MySQL, know modern frameworks, and have some decent skills in Linux administration.

Software Development Anywhere: My Distributed Remote Workplace

Working as a remote freelancer has many benefits, but setting up an effective distributed working environment can be a real challenge. Of course, there are many approaches that one can take, and no single “best” way will suit everyone. Remote digital workplace organization is indeed a very personal thing, and what works well for one […]

WordPress Development Best Practices and Tips

WordPress is easily the most powerful open source blogging and content management system available online today, and so working knowledge of its intricacies is a boon to any developer or designer resume.

Build Sleek Rails Components With Plain Old Ruby Objects

This article was translated by Marisela Ordaz into Spanish
Your website is gaining traction, and you are growing rapidly. Ruby/Rails is your programming language of choice. Your team is bigger and you’ve given up on “fat models, skinny controllers” as a design style for your Rails apps. However, you still don’t want to abandon using Rails.

No problem. Today, we’ll discuss how to use OOP’s best practices to make your code cleaner, more isolated, and more decoupled.