We've all been there. The production system grinds to a halt, and it's up to you to fix it. But where do you start? How do you navigate through the plethora of monitoring tools? What's the right way to make things faster? To cache or not to cache? Surely, there's a way to prevent this madness!
In this talk, Pat Grady, Partner at Sequoia Capital, shares the patterns and themes he's encountered while working with some of the most successful tech companies in the world. A must-watch for aspiring and seasoned entrepreneurs!
At Xtreme Labs, Agile is not an engineering process, it's a way of life. Not only do they practice agile engineering - an iterative process that uses pair programming - they also have a flat management hierarchy and employ a 'Do-ocracy' mantra. Beginning as a start-up and growing to a 200+ employee company in under five years, Xtreme Labs owes its success in part to their ability to move quickly and deliver products in an efficient manner.
Cross-site scripting? SQL injection? Cross-site request forgery? Most developers have only a basic understanding of the most common security risks affecting today's web applications.
It's no secret that web application attacks are on the rise. In the last year, there have been numerous stories of high profile websites being attacked and losing revenue, customers, and credibility.
Choosing a web framework these days is like buying toothpaste. Every option seems to have outrageous benefits and a religious following to boast, but they’re all trying to solve the same problem: making it easier for you to build web applications.
PHP is our language of choice, but even within the PHP ecosystem, there are dozens of web frameworks to choose from. In this talk, Zakir Hemraj explores the pros and cons of three of the most popular PHP frameworks out there: Zend, CakePHP, and CodeIgniter.
Ever wish you were an SQL ninja? Do you think query optimization is something only DBAs should be worried about? Do you want to know what really happens behind the scenes when you SELECT foo FROM bar?
At Achievers, our dev team is dedicated to building a web app that performs blazingly fast. As a result, we're constantly taking a deeper look at all the queries that get executed in our database and fine-tuning them for optimal performance.
What makes an application scale? What should you worry about early on and what can wait?
Over the last 3 years, Achievers has learned many lessons and gained fundamental knowledge on scaling our SaaS platform. CTO Dr. Aris Zakinthinos will present and discuss the decisions we’ve made including language choice, server architecture, and much more; join us while we share tips, tricks, and things to absolutely avoid.