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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

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.

Custom Pagination in CakePHP 4

CakePHP 4 uses the Milligram CSS framework. Even though freshly-baked CakePHP looks really nice with Milligram, you might want to change the look and feel of the default pagination. In this post we’ll go over how to get the pagination to match your scheme.

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.

Choosing the Right Stack for the Job

As a developer, you’ve no doubt been asked “can you do [insert user request here]” more times than you can count. The answer is pretty much always “yes.” The tougher question these days is “how” … there are hundreds of ways to get things done these days. In this post, I’d like to share some of the things that shape my decisions about the “how.”

WordPress Plugin Boilerplate, Part Two

In a previous post, I introduced Wordpress Plugin Boilerplate (hereafter referred to as WPBB for brevity), an attempt at standardization for the way Wordpress plugins are developed.

Making a Simple Cell in CakePHP 4

This tutorial covers the basics of creating a view cell based upon an “articles” table, similar to the one from the blog tutorial on CakePHP.org.  It is written using CakePHP 4.

Creative (i.e. weird) WordPress Hosting Tricks

I frequently play around with different ways of improving Wordpress performance through hosting configurations, not so much because it’s necessary but because I have fun doing it. This was one of those times… I wondered about the value of catching the front-end of a Wordpress installation with Nginx but directing everything on the dashboard side of things to Apache2.

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