Articles and Tutorials

Short read: How is HTTP/2 different? Should we still minify and concatenate?

Updated by Christophe Limpalair on 12/29/2015

Everyone is talking about HTTP/2, but how does it affect you and your applications? Here's the answer. [Read More...]

What is Waiting (TTFB) in DevTools, and what to do about it

Updated by Christophe Limpalair on 12/04/2015

Time to First Byte is an important metric to optimize. Or is it? See when it matters, and what can be done about it. [Read More...]

Why the founder of Rails automatically rejects 80% of Software Engineer applicants

Updated by Christophe Limpalair on 11/19/2015

David's answers outright shocked me. Not because of the methods he uses, but because of the mistakes 80% of applicants make. [Read More...]

How does CodePen use Redis? Critical and simple use cases, backups, and config tweaks

Updated by Christophe Limpalair on 11/13/2015

From simple to critical use cases, here's how CodePen uses Redis. [Read More...]

Inside engineering: Behind CodePen's security and scale

Updated by Christophe Limpalair on 11/18/2015

CodePen offers a fun playground for front end developers to unleash their creativity. Behind the scenes, servers must be carefully crafted to protect against security issues, and to keep things running fast. See how their lessons can help your apps. [Read More...]

Inside engineering: Make your apps resilient, the Shopify way

Updated by Christophe Limpalair on 11/05/2015

What happens if one of your services (like Redis) goes down? Does your entire app grind to a halt? What about handling spikes in traffic? See how Shopify beefs up their platform. [Read More...]

Laravel 5 Package Testing with Continuous Integration

Updated by Christophe Limpalair on 07/30/2016

'Git push' to automatically test your Laravel 5 Packages without running into 'Class Not Found' errors. [Read More...]

Nginx Multi and Single Site Configuration (Static Sites)

Updated by Christophe Limpalair on 09/08/2015

Configure one or more sites and learn how Nginx processes requests with location directives and server directives. [Read More...]

How to track metrics that improve user experience (and increase revenue)

Updated by Christophe Limpalair on 08/29/2015

Are you only monitoring system metrics like CPU, memory, etc..? Here's what you're missing out on. [Read More...]

Install Nginx from source

Updated by Christophe Limpalair on 08/29/2015

Installing Nginx from source gives you the latest version with new features and bug fixes. [Read More...]

Error tracking in PHP and JavaScript

Updated by Christophe Limpalair on 11/23/2015

Don't let errors take hours to fix. Want to track client-side errors in JavaScript? Not a problem. [Read More...]

Thoughts from the ocean

Updated by Christophe Limpalair on 07/31/2015

How many viewers watch the show? I talk about the past, present, and future of ScaleYourCode. I also talk a little bit about me. [Read More...]

How to use Amazon S3 to serve your assets (and set policies for teams)

Updated by Christophe Limpalair on 08/29/2015

Speed up your apps and say goodbye to storage problems. In this article, we walk through setting permissions for multiple users, uploading files, and setting caching metadata [Read More...]

Redis configuration for production

Updated by Christophe Limpalair on 08/29/2015

Do you know what the default Redis configs do? If you don't, read this. [Read More...]

4 Powerful Redis Data Types

Updated by Christophe Limpalair on 09/03/2015

See how different data types in Redis can help accomplish your goals with use case examples. [Read More...]

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