Archive for the ‘Technology’ Category
Rails 3 is a rewrite / merger with Merb, and includes Yehuda Katz, Merb lead developer working on it full-time. Here are some posts which were published recently:
There are lots of lessons and techniques in ruby, rails and general programming to be learnt from these posts. Enjoy!
ProjectX has always a keen supporter of Summer of Code. Among the many aims of Summer of Code is help IT students upskill. Recently, I did a workshop for students to learn and get their hands dirty with version control software (git).
Git with it’s popularity and simple operations was the best choice I found for teaching beginners. The workshop files are posted on the Summer of Code blog (http://blog.summerofcode.co.nz/2009/07/31/code-management-git-workshop/)
This post was cross-posted at Thong’s personal blog as well.
Steve Sounders has put up the test for his stanford class on website optimisation.
There are some really challenging questions in there.
Why were ETags introduced in HTTP/1.1?
What are four techniques for reducing cookie weight?
List five techniques for making selector matching faster.
Why do ETags (with the default Apache and IIS syntax) degrade performance with regard
to proxy caching?
Kudos to Steve for pushing the boundaries of our field. Its time that optimisation was baked in by default and every web developer knew the fundamentals! That starts by teaching the students of the future.