Category: Programming

  • AWS: [email protected] Now Available

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    Amazon Web Services (AWS) has made Lambda available at the Edge. By edge they mean the edge nodes of their CloudFront (CF) content distribution network (CDN). This mash-up of the two services allows for processing of final data all the way out to the point where it is almost reaching the client and allows for […]

  • Introducing RequireWP

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    I built this new WordPress plugin, RequireWP, to help speed up the web. It extends WordPress’s WP_Scripts class to write your script requirements out with Require.js syntax. I have seen a ~20% speed increase (decline in load time) on this site which is using the plugin as well. After installing I just had to modify […]

  • YouTube Has Gone Native!

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    Today the Google-owned YouTube video-on-demand (VOD) and live streaming service that brought you kittens in teacups has switched to using the HTML5 native video tag by default. What does this mean? Up till now the majority of videos on YouTube have required the Adobe-produced Shockwave Flash plugin to play videos. However, over the years browser […]