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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 →

“Rotate-on-Hover” 3D Gallery using CSS3 transforms

There are many galleries that make use of CSS3 transforms nowadays. They bring all sorts of effects to attract attention to pictures and, eventually, invite viewers to visit other pages, subscribe to a blog, etc. This is a simple CSS3… Continue Reading →

Using htaccess files to protect your WordPress websites

WordPress security is one of the most underestimated factors among bloggers, even some with advanced blogging skills. This short tutorial is intended to provide code snippets that you can add to WordPress’ .htaccess file and help your blog to become… Continue Reading →

Beyond SQL. Benefits of MongoDB and NoSQL databases

MongoDB (derived from humongous) is a cross-platform, high performance, high availability, and easy scalability document-oriented database. MongoDB is released under a released under a mix of the GNU Affero General Public License and the Apache License. Classified as a NoSQL… Continue Reading →

A short introduction to Laravel, the new PHP framework

Introduction to Laravel Laravel is a very powerful, open source (MIT License) PHP framework. It is designed for application development and provides many useful features to make your code cleaner, leaner and easier to understand (and mantain). According to its… Continue Reading →

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