Today we caught up with Andrei Alexandrescu for a “10 Question” interview. He is a Romanian born research engineer at Facebook living in the US, you can contact him on his website erdani.com or @incomputable.
We will talk about some of the juicy stuff that going on at Facebook, so let’s get started.
The use of web application frameworks by developers has gained a significant market share in the last few years.
These frameworks allow developers to significantly increase their productivity by minimizing the amount of time they spend writing and compiling code. One of the preferred and most exciting web application frameworks in use today is Ruby on Rails, also known simply as Rails or RoR.Continue Reading →
Finally, the new version of Server-Side Magazine is here. We looked strong and hard at what we wanted to see in the new version.
First thing you should notice is the website’s width. Yes, it’s designed for 1280px. (Still 1024px? If you’re a developer… seriously?)
Other goodies you may notice:
- Threaded comments
- Twitter feed
- Proper author section for guest bloggers
And the best of all. Community Resources. This is one of the big decisions we made for the new website.
We wanted to align with our philosophy which is to create an open platform for server-side knowledge and not just host our articles becoming a regular boring blog.
There are a lot of really great bloggers / authors out there and we wish to make room for them on our own little platform. If you wish to join our network go to this page.
From now on, you can expect a major upgrade in every 6 – 8 weeks, until we finish what we have in mind.
Thanks for your patience and happy reading
So do you want to convert an array to an object for no particular reason?
I worked on a project where I wrote this code. The class below eats up to 2536 bytes of memory, but make sure to read this whole post for the surprise!Continue Reading →
Microsoft released two out-of-cycle patches on July 27, 2009, one for IE and one for Visual Studio. Microsoft normally only release patches on the second Tuesday of the month. Only urgent patches are issued outside this cycle, and these patches should normally be installed ASAP.
This time I want to deal with some other useful tools for ASP.NET developers that I have used on a regular basis. Again, before using for commercial purposes, please check the license information.
Since the official release of PHP 5.3 many developers want to test the new features out, but still don’t want to mess with the old PHP installation. Same thing goes for me, I don’t want to mess up my existing PHP installation yet, but eager to test namespaces, late static binding and closures.
The aim of MVC is to promote good programming practices and code reuse by separating a web application into three layers: data, presentation, and the interaction between the two. By separating these elements from each other, one can be easily updated without affecting the others.
Thank you everyone who read, contributed, and subscribed on Server-Side Magazine. As you discovered, SSM is struggling a little bit, but I still have plans with it.
I’m considering to re-brand the website, creating a new theme and writing more interesting articles.</p
So stay tuned!
SSM presents another great tool called SQL Query Tester.
It is created for web developers who are working / testing SQL queries a lot. The nice thing about this tool is that it gets the query results via AJAX, so you don’t have to refresh the page, it has a SQL syntax highlighter and a basic profiling tool.Continue Reading →
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