After getting into developing WordPress-based web applications and sites, the first thing I did was to find as many dev-useful software as possible. Tools save you great amount of time when you work on your projects. Proficiency in working with them usually tell apart the professional programmers from the amateur ones. I knew WordPress ecosystem is […]
There is myriad of free WordPress themes all around the web. On the other hand, only a few of them are developed in the open, on GitHub. Those which are benefit from many contributions all done free of charge by many skilled WordPress developers. This weekend, I went on a mission to find the “best” […]
I’ve finally got to try the new theme builder — Layers by Obox Themes. Upon arriving on their landing page I was pleasantly surprised. They present Layers as a modern, full-featured theme builder. However, there are things that I don’t like about Layers, so I’m going to write a short pros and cons of it.
This week I have learned to use roots/Bedrock WordPress stack. I’ll be using it during testing and optimizing WordPress loading speeds. Bedrock is super-useful if you need to have a development and production versions of your WordPress application in the same folder structure. It also integrates Composer so no need to install plugins manually, just […]
To be honest, I didn’t work on my bachelor’s thesis this work. On the other hand, I was thinking hard of how to structure it. Came with a few solutions which I wrote down on a paper.
I had a regular meeting with my supervisor Kamil Maraz. Firstly, we discussed the bachelor’s thesis on a macro level. He pointed out a few deficiencies in my initial proposal. After that, I presented him my new findings about Vagrant and Ansible technology. It can be used to setup and provision virtual machines on which […]
Now that we have installed all of the required server components, we need to install and make ourselves familiar with multiple performance measuring tools and utilities. The aim of this work is to provide the most accurate results thus we have to use as much benchmarking tools as possible. Server-side benchmarking utilities htop On the […]
Before we can do any real benchmarking runs, we firstly need to set up our testing environment. For these purposes, we will be using a VPS with Ubuntu 14.04 pre-installed. To reproduce the steps, you can install that version of Ubuntu on your local machine or buy a cheap VPS plan from DigitalOcean.com or any […]
Before we dive into all the details our work contains, let us outline a brief introduction of the composition of the paper. Testing environment Firstly, we need to setup our testing environment. It will include Apache HTTP and Nginx as web serving applications. Then, we will install and setup PHP v5.6 and the latest HHVM […]