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Now Underpinning a Quarter of Sites, WordPress Embraces JavaScript

Brett Haines November 24, 2015 by under Development, WordPress 0 Comments

WordPress is extraordinarily popular, and that’s only becoming truer over time as it now backs one out of four websites. In celebration, gets a makeover.

  • Huge Milestone in WordPress Growth
  • Admin Interface Released
  • New Script in Town
  • One-Click WordPress Cloud Hosting

Huge Milestone in WordPress Growth

One out of every four websites that are currently online were developed using WordPress, according to an analysis released earlier this month by W3Techs. It’s behind 25% of all sites, representing 59% of the ones that use a content management system.

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LEMP Stack: Components, Users & Thoughts From its Creator

Adnan Raja November 17, 2015 by under Development 0 Comments

The LAMP stack is still the king as far as open-source development bundles go, but LEMP has quickly gained ground over the last few years. Let’s learn more about this increasingly popular web development stack.

  • What is a LEMP Stack?
  • A Look at its Components
  • More on Nginx and its Users
  • Thoughts from Igor Sysoev
  • Nginx vs. Apache in the Real World
  • One-Click LEMP Stack Hosting

What is a LEMP Stack?

In 1998, tech reporter Michael Kunze wrote an article for the German magazine Computertechnik, demonstrating how a developer can work with free open-source software instead of using proprietary systems. In that piece, Kunze became a rock star in the open-source community for being the first person to introduce the concept of LAMP.

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Turning on the LAMP: The Clapper for Developers

Brett Haines November 10, 2015 by under Development 0 Comments

What is LAMP, and how can you use it to light the way of development with a simple hand motion?

  • What is LAMP?
  • Platform vs. Stack
  • Operating System – Linux
  • Webserver – Apache
  • Database – MySQL
  • Scripting Language – PHP
  • One-Click LAMP: The Clapper for Developers

Clap On! Clap Off! You may remember the jingle for the “as seen on TV” product The Clapper, a sound-activated electrical switch that captivated the imagination with its simple brilliance. Just as you can turn on a lamp with that simple hand motion of bringing your hands together, you can turn on a LAMP with the simple hand motion of clicking a mouse button.

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PostGIS: Case Study of France’s Mapping Agency

Sam Guiliano November 4, 2015 by under Development 0 Comments

What is PostGIS, and how is it used? Let’s take a look at the basics of this tool, how it is used by a major mapping group, and how to seamlessly adopt it yourself.

  • PostGIS – What Exactly Is It?
  • Case study – Institut Géographique National
  • Fast Access to PostGIS

PostGIS – What Exactly Is It?

GIS stands for geographic information system. This type of software is used to organize a dataset via geographical components so you can see the information within space. Essentially, you can request data from a database and have the information presented as a map. This tool may initially sound like it’s only useful for special cases, but datasets often contain critical geographic components, explains Margaret Rouse in TechTarget. Sample applications include meteorology, understanding sales volume in various regions, population assessment, and land-use analysis.

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A Tale of Stack-Worthiness: The Rise of Nginx

Adnan Raja October 28, 2015 by under Development 0 Comments

Nginx has accrued increasingly impressive market share in recent years. What’s its story?

  • WordPress Developer Switches to LEMP
  • Nginx is Not Slowing its Pace
  • How the Web is Being Wwon
  • Growth of Nginx & LEMP to Fuel Your Own Project

WordPress Developer Switches to LEMP

The LAMP stack (open source development environment using Linux, Apache, MySQL, and PHP) has always been incredibly popular among developers, but in the past few years, that has started to change. What people are starting to use instead is called a LEMP stack, which replaces the Apache web server with a Russian little-engine-that-could competitor, Nginx (pronounced “Engine X” – hence the E in LEMP). Keep in mind that the code for Nginx is free, open-source, and is identified by the official site as both NGINX and nginx.

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Why Docker is Succeeding & Common Hurdles

Brett Haines October 26, 2015 by under Development 0 Comments
  • The Unlikely Rise of Docker
  • Why Okta Developers Love Docker
  • Biggest Hurdles of Using It

The Unlikely Rise of Docker

In 2014, a startup called Docker started to gather an incredible amount of attention. The momentum started building in March 2013, when the company’s founder, Solomon Hykes, introduce the technology at the developer conference PyCon in a keynote presentation entitled “Lightning Talk: The future of Linux Containers.” By the end of last year, the wellspring of excitement for Docker had reached a fever pitch – with enterprises including Amazon, Google, Microsoft, HP, Dell, Red Hat, and VMware all clamoring to join forces with the company, which then had just 70 employees.

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9 Preventable WordPress Mistakes

Sam Guiliano October 20, 2015 by under WordPress 0 Comments

It’s easy to make mistakes in any area of business. The key, really, is to avoid as many of them as we can and to make corrections along the way.

When someone gets started with WordPress, they typically are enticed by the simplicity and speed of the CMS (content management system). You really want to slow yourself down a bit if you are racing to get the site online. You don’t want it to be vulnerable to hackers, not have the right plug-ins, or suffer from poorly organized content.

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Why Startups Prefer LAMP to WAMP

Sam Guiliano September 24, 2015 by under Cloud Hosting 0 Comments
  • What is LAMP?
  • Affordability
  • Security
  • Smoother Operation
  • Flexibility
  • Use within Enterprises?
  • One-Click LAMP Cloud Hosting

What is LAMP?

A LAMP stack is four pieces of software that are used in combination for open source web development. Components include:

  • L – Linux, the operating system
  • A – Apache, the Web server
  • M – MySQL, the database management system
  • P – PHP, Python, or Perl, the scripting language.

A common variation of this Web stack is a LEMP stack, which replaces Apache with Nginx. You will also frequently see the term WAMP, which replaces Linux with Windows.

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Why is Everyone Using Docker?

Brett Haines September 16, 2015 by under Technology 0 Comments

Docker has been a huge focus of IT conversation lately because it both boosts the number of applications you can power with the same servers and simplifies packaging and shipment of apps.

  • Why the Rush to Docker?
  • Docker’s Relationship with LXC
  • Pack-and-Ship-Friendly
  • Summary & Conclusion

“Docker’s literally incredible. I’ve never been able to setup server networks for clients so quickly.” – tweet from Linux sysadmin Oliver Dunk, Jul 21, 2015.

Last year, Docker was one of the technologies that really got everyone’s attention, kind of exploding onto the scene with many businesses starting to use it for the first time – including three major financial institutions, according to Docker VP James Turnbull. It’s amazing to think that banks, of all organizations, were willing to adopt version 1.0 of an application since security is so paramount to them.

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