How to Use New Relic With PHP & WordPress

We’ve previously covered how to set up New Relic for a Rails app, as well as spent a lot of time looking at how to use the New Relic UI.And while the UI is very similar regardless of the language and framework you’re using, actually getting New Relic set up can be radically different.Today, we… Continue reading

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REFACTORING LEGACY CODE: PART 2 – MAGIC STRINGS & CONSTANTS.

Old code.Ugly code.Complicated code.Spaghetti code.Jibberish nonsense.In two words, Legacy Code.This is a series that will help you work and deal with it. We first met our legacy source code in our previous lesson.Then we ran the code to form an opinion about its basic functionality and created a Golden Master test suite to have a… Continue reading

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USING POLYMER TO CREATE WEB COMPONENTS

Editors Note: This article was updated to remove references to deprecated components specifically polymer-ajax which has since been replaced by core-ajax. Thanks to Rob Dodson, developer advocate at Google, for the feedback. Building modern web applications requires a lot of tooling. This includes preprocessors, JavaScript frameworks, testing tools and a whole lot more. And as… Continue reading

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EASILY DEPLOY REDIS BACKED WEB APPS WITH DOCKER

The people who make Docker like to describe it using a metaphor to a pretty ancient piece of technology: the shipping container. While we don’t even think of or notice them much now, the shipping container was actually a pretty revolutionary piece of technology in its time. No matter what shape or size the original… Continue reading

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SECURELY HANDLING USER’S LOGIN CREDENTIALS

For most websites, you have different areas within it (home page, user profile, admin page, etc.), some of which will be public and others will need to be restricted to only certain users. You often want to uniquely identify users so you can provide customized content or to capture specific information from a user. Many… Continue reading

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