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Burndown.io goes read-only
November 11, 2013 by

Company News

After Burndown got some unexpected attention last week, we got feedback from several netizens who wanted to use Burndown but were uncomfortable with the default permissions (access to both private & public repositories) because they use a single Github profile for both personal and business work. Well Internet, we’re listening! Burndown now has the ability
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Boston Backbone.js Meetup meets TBone
October 9, 2013 by

Industry Insights

Last night, I had the pleasure of discussing TBone with the Boston Backbone.js Meetup hosted by Bocoup. Turnout was great, with about sixty folks and plenty of pizza and beer (sponsored by AppNeta – thanks AppNeta! …). TBone is a JavaScript reactive programming and live templating library originally built on top of Backbone, a popular
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Stacks of Cache
September 18, 2013 by

Performance Monitoring

Everyone likes cache. How can you not? In countless cases, you can remediate performance problems quickly and cheaply by adding a cache layer to your stack. It’s like bolting a nitrous oxide system onto your tricked out street racer, or throwing dry leaves on your campfire. Immediate, obvious big performance difference, teeny-tiny investment of effort.
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How do Drupal 8's frontend changes affect backend scaling?

Drupal 8: Front to Back
September 12, 2013 by

Performance Monitoring

Over the past few months I’ve covered some of the many ways in which Drupal 8 is a large departure from its predecessors. While I’ve mainly written about the new backend architecture, Drupal’s frontend is also experiencing plenty of exciting changes. Its visual identity may still be the soft blue and white that we’ve come
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New Features in Burndown
September 6, 2013 by

Performance Monitoring

A few months ago we announced Burndown, an open source web application for tracking the progress of Github milestones. For those of you that missed out: Harnessing the power of the mighty Github API, Burndown provides a dead simple way to generate a burndown chart for any Github milestone. This is helpful for tracking both
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Drupal 8: A View Into Performance
August 29, 2013 by

Performance Monitoring

Drupal 8: A View Into Performance This is part 4 in a 5-part series on performance in the upcoming Drupal 8. Check out part 3, on performance in Twig templating, here. Views is one of the most installed Drupal modules with over two thirds of Drupal sites reporting that they have it installed. Soon, though,
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Bedtime Stories with TBone.js
August 28, 2013 by

Performance Monitoring

TL;DR: Meet TBone, a reactive / data-flow-oriented programming library with a live templating system built on top of it, built by the team at AppNeta.  One part of TBone’s magic is that it searches the graph of model & view dependencies to prevent firing ajax requests when that data is not currently needed on the
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Drupal 8: Building Twig Performance
August 15, 2013 by

Networking Technology

There’s been a lot of excitement over Drupal 8’s switch to Twig, a modern templating engine written in object oriented PHP code, but the process of making the switch happen has been an adventure on its own. The plan to adopt Twig required abandoning PHPTemplate completely, which is a mammoth undertaking requiring converting every Drupal
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Slow and Inconsistent: Client-Side APIs (Part 2)
August 13, 2013 by

Performance Monitoring

With contributions by Bobby Fitzgerald In part 1, we discussed how application-based APIs can affect web apps, and a few ways to mitigate that. In this post, we’ll talk about the other side of the coin: client-side APIs. Client Side API Tutorial For better or for worse, the world of client-side APIs is actually much
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Russian Doll Caching
August 7, 2013 by

Performance Monitoring

Rails 4 is out featuring Russian Doll caching (AKA Cache Digests). In this article, I apply Russian Doll caching to one of my poorer performing Rails 3 pages using the cache_digests gem. ActionView templates are great. They are easy to code, manage and extend but the one thing they are not is fast…at least not
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