Some handy tools for optimisation
"We should forget about small efficiencies, say about 97% of the time: premature optimization is the root of all evil"
There are a raft of tools now available to help a developer to optimise a modern web application: either providing pointers for improvements and modifications of the code or changes that can be made directly to the server (such as enabling mod-spdy). Here are a few that I've found helpful:
Webkit's brilliant inspector
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Extending the Magento API
As UK Magento Developers we often find the need to extend the Magento API. This is actually quite easy to do.
In this article I will show you how to take the sales order API and extend it to automatically capture any payment when an invoice is created through the API.
Recursively Deleting all SVN folders
Here's a quick code snippet for how to recursively delete all SVN folders.
Wordpress: Top 5 plug-insThe PHP content management system WordPress, has a large library of plug-ins available, most of which are very useful. WordPress saves you a lot of time in starting a new project as it comes with the core PHP and query libraries, as well as 2 default themes.
The JQuery File Upload Plugin
Irregular, flexible CSS3 boxes using border-image
CSS3's border-image property is a brilliant tool that allows a developer to add flexible, resizable but highly designed boxes to webpages.
Without splitting a background image into a large number of elements and positioning them individually in a single div element. Other than being incredibly fiddly and difficult to update, this also breaks the sensible distinction between content/presentation that developers strive to maintain in modern sites.
What is the Semantic Web?
The word semantic stands for the meaning of.
The semantic of something is the meaning of something.
The Semantic Web = a Web with a meaning.