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PHP 8.0 to ship with a JIT compiler

The next version of the most popular server side language powering the Web, PHP is scheduled to receive a Just In Time (JIT) compiler in its next major version. The PHP version 7 already improved performance quite a bit, but the core developers believe there is room to improve. Dmitry Stogov of Ze...

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Tom Dale on GraphQL, Relay and REST

Tom Dale is a known professional in the JavaScript community. Working on Ember.js, a JavaScript framework that is geared towards ambitious web applications, his opinions and thought have a lot of experience behind them. Lately discussed GraphQL on Twitter. In a series of tweets Tom discusses Graph...

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REST vs GraphQL

Many developers are pondering on the differences between GraphQL standard and REST APIs. They are both similar in functionality as interfaces that expose system Application Programming Interfaces (API) via the HTTP (Hyper Text Transfer Protocol). There are some essential differences, though. RE...

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WordPress Calypso and GraphQL

GraphQL is a communication protocol that allows web applications to communicate. It is similar to the much hyped REST APIs, but is more uniform and thus more universal. This makes GraphQL usable across CMS products. Which takes us to the gamble that WordPress and the Automattic corporation behind it...

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Mossack Fonseca trusted WordPress

An incredibly large number of WordPress sites run a large parts of the web. From one hobby blogs to code boutiques to enterprise blogs, everyone is running an own copy of this popular Open Source blogging platform turned Content Management System. The problem with WordPress is not that it’s in...

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State of the WordPress REST API

There are two key “components” to the API: the infrastructure that makes it possible to register endpoints and define their behaviours, and the core endpoints which leverage the infrastructure bits to create RESTful endpoints that let you read/write/manipulate WordPress features like...

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Data Journalism CMS Requirements

Content Management Systems are tools for publishing created content online. With the rise of rise of Data Journalism there is an increasing need to provide content creators with the tools to merge content and data. Below are some opinions on what those requirements should be for a good Data Journal...

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Drupal 8 is slower?

One of the advertised key selling points of Drupal 8 is speed. But according to some numbers it seems like the Drupal 7 is actually quite a bit faster than the latest iteration: This probably ties into the large architectural changes in Drupal 8 to that aim to modernise the legacy application. Of...

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Alternatives to WordPress

WordPress is a juggernaut of the internet. It all kinds of web sites, ranging from blogs to complex business critical web applications. Matt Mullenweg, the founding father of the project imagines WordPress as being an Operating System of the Internet. So WordPress is everywhere, powering smartphone...

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Symfony, ZURB Foundation and Gulp

Foundation from ZURB is a great framework for creating both sites and web applications with. It comes with it’s own handy command line tools that help you work with the source material, using a JavaScript build process powered by Gulp. Symfony as a backend framework should interfere as little...

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