If you’re new to programming, Python is a great first language. It has a gentle learning curve, which enables you to experience the joys of programming early and often. Python’s clear and concise syntax allows you to focus on the fundamentals of programming without too much concern for the mechanics of the language. This simplicity […]
Jordan Bach is a DevOps engineer and full-stack software developer in Dallas, TX. His favorite technologies include Ansible, Docker, Ruby, Rails, Redis, Vim, Go, Hubot, and Jenkins. When he is not building fantastic products, he enjoys playing guitar, hooping it up, escaping to nature, and smoking ribs low and slow.
Since its initial release in December 2015, PHP 7 has earned praise by early adopters for its new language features and impressive performance improvements. But developers beware: Glaring security holes lurk beneath the glamour of a new release. In late December 2016, security researchers discovered multiple zero-day exploits in PHP 7, including remote code execution […]
Automation, a key pillar of the DevOps movement, frees IT operations to focus on higher-level work and collaborate with cross-functional teams. But what if your automation is so good that developers don’t need you anymore? Mike Gualtieri of Forrester Research coined the term NoOps in his controversial blog post “I don’t want DevOps. I want […]
One of the best ways to increase website conversions and build customer trust in your online brand is to boost your page speed. However, many businesses fail to make the connection between site performance and increased revenue. More than half of mobile web visitors will abandon sites that take more than three seconds to load, […]
As the world becomes more connected and technology continues to evolve, your success as a programmer depends on your ability to learn and adapt. Any seasoned developer knows you should always be looking for ways to improve your programming skills. On that note, whether you’re new to the industry, or a vet, we have you […]
It’s hard to believe that it’s already 2017. But with the new year comes new challenges, new opportunities—and, of course—new software projects. One of the most important questions beginner, intermediate, and advanced coders all have to answer before they begin their next project is which programming language to use. Instead of reaching for an old […]