Categories
CSS HTML JavaScript Links Performance Web

Link Share: Issue #1

A key ingredient of learning is teaching. My distant mentor Jim Kwik taught me this principle. Several months ago I used the teach-to-learn principle and I gave a talk covering CSS performance tips and tricks at my local PHP meetup. These are some of the links I used to prepare for that talk. How rendering […]

Categories
Performance PHP Web

Run Times for PHP Function & Method Call Types

Why should we care about code performance? Small decisions made toward code performance when totaled over the span of our careers can make a significant impact in our world. The impact is not making a program “run fast”. The impact is saving invaluable human time and bringing everyone closer to carbon-neutral. As developers, it’s essential […]

Categories
Laravel Performance Story

Code Merged: Laravel

Little did I know how much I would come to love Laravel. My Laravel journey started after acquiring a shamefully developed Drupal 6 e-commerce website, 6 years ago. Now, this particular Drupal 6 website was a total mess. Due to its build: I couldn’t add new products, I couldn’t upgrade core (it was modified), and […]

Categories
Performance SQL Web WordPress

How to Display and Debug All Database Queries Made by WordPress

When working with WordPress you will eventually have the question, “How do I display all database queries made by WordPress?” In your wp-config.php file add the following: By setting SAVEQUERIES to true the wpdb global instance will store all the database queirs you make; this will allow you to inspect the number of queires each […]

Categories
Mac Performance Tips Web

Increase Mac OSX Key Repeat Speed

Enter the following in the terminal: Then logout and then back into your Mac. You are finished. Resources https://apple.stackexchange.com/questions/10467/how-to-increase-keyboard-key-repeat-rate-on-os-x