Happy New Year, everyone! Here are a few of the things our team found useful or interesting this past week.
A good comparison of build times for the most popular static site generators. While this shouldn’t be the main thing you focus on when deciding which SSG to use for your brand spanking new blog, this is one piece of information to consider.
I always enjoy Nate Berkopec’s articles on how to improve the performance of your Rails apps. This is a particularly interesting one. Did you know that Heroku dynos are using AWS instances that are a few generations out of date? I sure didn’t!
I’m a little surprised that this made it onto the App store, but it’s likely a highly neutered version of a full-fledged Linux shell. Still, what developer doesn’t want to be able to access a terminal on their iPad?
Why learn about frontend when you’re primarily a backend developer? This little quote from the article sums it up, I’d say:
“[W]eb application performance is browser performance. … Backend response times make up 10% or less of the average latency of a web application.”