Provides an overview of issues to review and resolve when it comes to front-end performance. Includes details on setting goals and measuring performance, and covers a range of topics including configuration, compression, and optimization. A very extensive and detailed list.
(source) – the checklist can also be downloaded in PDF or Apple Pages
With the proliferation of front-end frameworks and tools, managing the ones used by a project has become a chore. Bower provides a means to centrally install, update, and remove a project’s front-end dependencies. Bower also has a central repository for community-created packages available for consumption.
Composer is a productivity tool for PHP developers. It provides structure for managing a project’s dependencies, and for packaging a project to be used as a dependency such as a library or framework. This post provides an introduction to Composer, some of its use cases, and usage examples.
TechEd 2014 is on, and I’m envious that I’m not in attendance. However, Telerik, purveyor of controls for application development, are giving away licenses for their Windows 8 and Windows Phone control packs over the duration of TechEd. I’ve gone through the claim process, the licenses are equivalent to the one-year subscription options, and apparently can be renewed or upgraded. Not only that, but Telerik are working on components for the new universal apps, and have stated that these new components will be added free of charge to the accounts of any who get the free tools this week!
This is a fabulous offering for those on the fence over trying the tools, and very timely for me as I was planning to purchase a Windows 8 pack. I save some money now, and just might be renewing later – many thanks to Telerik for the freebie. The generosity is much appreciated so I can get started on Windows 8 application development.
Capsule is a WordPress theme spearheaded by Alex King, a prolific WordPress user and developer. The premise behind Capsule is to provide a purpose-built system for coders to maintain programming notes, knowledge, and snippets in a WordPress-based application. Very neat!
NDepend is a commercial tool used to analyze compiled .NET assemblies, and generates resulting metrics, diagrams, and reports. The newest version – NDepend 4 – is available with come notable changes, described within.