Dev Talk

How to limit web services so they don’t kill CPU

© by groenmen/sxc

Hi! As any developer, I’ve encountered a small problem when working with PHP under Apache. It’s all good until you have to test the “real life” situations. For example – if you use imagemagick library in your application. It can get quite heavy on server load. So if you want to read a solution for it, read on.

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Memory management in Zend framework

© by rodolfoclix/sxc

Hello everyone! Recently I’ve noticed that some developers don’t pay much attention to memory management in Zend framework. And here I’m not talking about Zend_Cache, but rather about object sizes. And if you’re thinking that I’m writing nonsenses, let me show you how to reduce memory usage by more than 100 times (in my example :D).

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MySQL transactions in Zend framework

© by jrdurao/sxc

Hi! Today I’m going to explain a part of Zend framework DB functionality. Transactions in general are quite useful, like temporary tables, but in most of situations unnecessary. Because of that, I’m going to explain when and how to use them through Zend framework.

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How the Grinch stole my backup?

Hello everyone! Recently I’ve participated in quite a few discussions regarding version control systems. I’ve noticed that not so many people rely on good old “copy – paste” backup. I still do, and this is why!

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Dynamic grids anyone?

For my second 🙂 article I’m again writing about Ext.js. Ext.js has one great part for showing data – grids. These look really nice and you can style them pretty easily. It all works like a charm when you’re using them for static data. But what when things get dynamic? What when you don’t know the number of the headers that you need in the table and not just rows? Here’s where this article will help.

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PhpStorm IDE overview

Developing sites and applications demands the best tool you can afford. PhpStorm is by far the best friend you can get when dealing with web development. Here’s why.

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Git vs SVN A.K.A. Everyone likes control

Hi! Today I’ll try to make an objective overview of both SVN’s and Git’s pros and cons from developer side. I won’t go into depth of configuration of any of them neither will discuss specific commands, but rather functionality itself.

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Magento LightSpeed Extension – Review

In the last 7 years of my involvement with web development I have had an opportunity to open a great number of different “boxes“ when looking for web site improvement. After opening these “boxes” things often didn’t seem as it was specified – luckily this is not a case with Magento Lightspeed extension : )

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The principles of SOLID programming

Hello there! Today I’ll be explaining The principles of SOLID programming. When I first got serious about OOP, I jumped to design patterns, but then I realized that everyone need a good grasp of the SOLID principles before you’re ready to tackle Design Patterns – in more of an Architect role – that is. So, to conclude this short introduction, I’ll try to explain this in as low-level of knowledge as possible.

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Understanding PHP’s OOP – basic terms explained

Hello there! I’ll explain some basic terms of PHP’s Object Orientated Programming terms that any developer needs to know. Perhaps you already use all of those, but if you don’t know which is which, you will have a problem in team communication. If so, please read on.

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A tale of Twitter Goodies

Hello everyone! I decided that I’ll share some information on topic of Twitter implementation to a website. At the moment, Twitter offers three official “Goodies”, and we’ll go through them. Since it’s pretty straightforward, let’s begin. 😀

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