New Year, New Theme

I pushed up a new theme design here on the site, using all the fun bells and whistles of SASS with Compass, some nice typography in Raleway courtesy of Google Web Fonts, and much more.  And if you’re wondering how I did that crazy pure-CSS zigzag drop on the top there, you can check out the source […]

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Apache JMeter: Part 1 – The Basics

Recently, I’ve been doing a bit of load testing on Amazon AWS after reading cloud storage reviews to determine how much abuse our web application can take without killing the server. I’ve been attempting to use Apache JMeter to do the hard part, but came up against a slew of problems. The documentation provided seems […]

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Defensive Programming

As a web developer, the greater part of my job is not creating new apps, but hacking together disparate software packages into Frankensteinian amalgamations that (supposedly) work together seamlessly.  This is universally a headache, as the original authors tend to write code thinking that their app is the only one that will be installed.  WordPress, Vanilla, […]

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