Data compression is an extremely important topic in modern computing, networking, and software engineering. Sharing information faster and in smaller sizes across a network is a boundary that will continue to be pushed as long as computers and the internet exist. Large companies like Google and very smart people have continuously refined and created new [...]
Today I’m presenting on Best Practices for WordPress in Enterprise at Music City Code 2016. Here are a few of the topics that will be covered: – Caching for high traffic situation – Security techniques – Writing maintainable/extensible code – Optimizing database reads/writes – Search Teamwork in software development – Browser performance – Workflows – [...]
Today I’m presenting on Best Practices for WordPress at WordCamp Porto 2016. This talk is similar to my WordPress Best Practices for Enterprise talk but will be a bit more general and has some updated topics. Specifically, this presentation will include: – Caching for high traffic situation – Security techniques – Writing maintainable/extensible code – [...]
I released a new plugin called Simple Cache. In my blog post Comparison of Popular WordPress Caching Solutions, I rated a number of popular caching plugins pointing out what I like and dislike about each. After writing the post, I decided to create my own plugin that embodies all the characteristics that I think are [...]
WordPress has gotten a reputation of being, among other things, “slow”. Is that true? Well, yes and no. One of the most important factors in website performance is “caching”. Caching is the act of saving things that are computed often in easy to access places. For example, rather than running a tough database query every time [...]
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