Resources for Developers

Swoosh! Using CSS3 transforms to animate page elements

CSS3 transforms are very powerful tools as they lets you modify the coordinate space of the CSS visual formatting model. Using transforms, page elements can be translated, rotated, scaled, and skewed using only CSS properties with no JavaScript at all…. Continue Reading →

How’s the weather? A Weather API shorlist

A few weeks ago, I was requested to create a simple Android App meant to show local weather and forecasts using a weather API. Weather has become a pretty hot topic, especially in technology circles. Weather has not only become… Continue Reading →

Left, Right or Cross? Different types of SQL joins explained

When working with databases, SQL joins (Structured Query Language table joins) are used to combine rows from two or more tables, based on a related set of columns between them. In this article, we’ll take a look at the different types… Continue Reading →

Bulk Upload custom posts to WordPress

WordPress is a flexible CMS and allows to manage a large number of posts that doesn’t limit users to regular “posts” and “pages” types of content through the use of custom posts. WordPress also has built-in post import tools using… Continue Reading →

Customize WordPress’ Post Management Page

The posts list and management page in WordPress is where you see the list of posts, pages, etc. along with some basic info: the post’s title, author, categories, etc. These details give blog managers a quick overview of the posts… Continue Reading →

Spatial indexes to speed coordinate-based searches

Search operations in databases are usually optimized using indexes as well as careful data modeling. This is also true for coordinate-based databases by using spatial indexes. Optimizing spatial searches is possible with the aid of a great variety of multi-dimensional… Continue Reading →

Composite indexes – When should you use them in MySQL?

What are composite indexes? Database engines (e.g. MySQL, PostgreSQL, etc.) can create composite indexes on table data. That is, indexes on multiple columns at once, instead of indexing a single column. For instance, MySQL allows indexes of up to 16… Continue Reading →

Web Firewalls – Types and Advantages of each security model

Web Application Firewalls are used to create an external security layer to detect and/or prevent attacks by allowing “friendly” traffic and blocking attacks or unexpected web traffic. Why are Web Firewalls important? Application-level security is among the top-5 concerns of… Continue Reading →

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