ITworld - ByteStream http://www.itworld.com/blogs/views/recent/rss.xml/53589 en PHP Opcode cache tuning with XCache http://www.itworld.com/data-center/436309/php-opcode-cache-tuning-xcache PHP, for all of its shortcomings, is still an extremely popular language and a useful one as well. One of the things that makes it so useful - its dynamic and interpreted nature - also makes it more difficult to achieve decent performance. One area that can greatly improve PHP performance is the proper use of an Opcode cache extension.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/data-center/436309/php-opcode-cache-tuning-xcache" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/data-center/436309/php-opcode-cache-tuning-xcache#comments Consumerization of IT Data Center Development Hardware Internet IT Management Open Source SOA Software Best practice Opcode cache PHP Tue, 16 Sep 2014 10:00:00 +0000 mombrea 436309 at http://www.itworld.com Wordpress Security Alert: Revolution Slider http://www.itworld.com/security/435545/wordpress-security-alert-revolution-slider A major security flaw has been discovered in the most popular Wordpress slider plugin out there, Slider Revolution (aka Revolution Slider). It’s imperative that sites using the plugin update to the latest version immediately.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/security/435545/wordpress-security-alert-revolution-slider" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/security/435545/wordpress-security-alert-revolution-slider#comments Data Protection Open Source Security News security wordpress Wed, 10 Sep 2014 15:24:10 +0000 mombrea 435545 at http://www.itworld.com The Moto 360 is here and it's as I feared http://www.itworld.com/personal-tech/434790/moto-360-here-and-its-i-feared I’ve said it all along that battery life was going to make or break this smart watch. Now that the Moto 360 is finally here, my fears have been confirmed. <p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/personal-tech/434790/moto-360-here-and-its-i-feared" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/personal-tech/434790/moto-360-here-and-its-i-feared#comments Consumerization of IT Development Hardware Mobile & Wireless Personal Tech Unified Communications News Moto 360 wearables Fri, 05 Sep 2014 16:01:31 +0000 mombrea 434790 at http://www.itworld.com A new HTML element that can save you money? http://www.itworld.com/consumerization-it/434393/new-html-element-can-save-you-money It sounds a little ridiculous but there is a new element being added to the HTML spec that could actually save you money. <p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/consumerization-it/434393/new-html-element-can-save-you-money" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/consumerization-it/434393/new-html-element-can-save-you-money#comments Big Data Cloud Computing Consumerization of IT Development Mobile & Wireless Networking Open Source Software Feature HTML web development Wed, 03 Sep 2014 15:04:46 +0000 mombrea 434393 at http://www.itworld.com How to enable shortcodes in Wordpress widgets http://www.itworld.com/development/433763/how-enable-shortcodes-wordpress-widgets Shortcodes in Wordpress are small snippets of text that you can enter into a post or page body which trigger a larger function to run at that position. It’s the equivalent of inserting a program inline with your content and it’s useful in many scenarios. Wouldn’t it be nice to have this power in sidebar widgets as well?<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/development/433763/how-enable-shortcodes-wordpress-widgets" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/development/433763/how-enable-shortcodes-wordpress-widgets#comments Development Open Source Software How-to plugins wordpress Fri, 29 Aug 2014 14:28:38 +0000 mombrea 433763 at http://www.itworld.com Why it doesn't make sense to gzip all content from your web server http://www.itworld.com/cloud-computing/432804/why-it-doesnt-make-sense-gzip-all-content-your-web-server Performance tuning your web server is super important. You can gain a significant speed boost while reducing server load by using caching and other techniques. From a client perspective, reducing network transmission and bandwidth is also important, that’s where gzip compression comes in.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/cloud-computing/432804/why-it-doesnt-make-sense-gzip-all-content-your-web-server" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/cloud-computing/432804/why-it-doesnt-make-sense-gzip-all-content-your-web-server#comments Cloud Computing Data Center Internet Networking Analysis gzip Web server Mon, 25 Aug 2014 10:00:00 +0000 mombrea 432804 at http://www.itworld.com A basic encryption strategy for storing sensitive data http://www.itworld.com/data-protection/432464/basic-encryption-strategy-storing-sensitive-data A rule to live by with sensitive data is that at some point, your server will be compromised. With that in mind, it’s a good idea to protect your data, and more importantly your customer’s data, from a server breach.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/data-protection/432464/basic-encryption-strategy-storing-sensitive-data" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/data-protection/432464/basic-encryption-strategy-storing-sensitive-data#comments Application Management Data Center Data Protection Development Endpoint Security Security Software Storage Best practice data protection encryption Wed, 20 Aug 2014 15:45:23 +0000 mombrea 432464 at http://www.itworld.com Slack: I've seen the future, and it reminds me of the past http://www.itworld.com/consumerization-it/431717/slack-ive-seen-future-and-it-reminds-me-past When I was a youngster I used to toil away for days on IRC. It was my first taste of the real power of the internet. This week I imposed a movement to Slack and away from Google Hangouts as our primary interoffice communication tool and it feels like coming home.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/consumerization-it/431717/slack-ive-seen-future-and-it-reminds-me-past" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/consumerization-it/431717/slack-ive-seen-future-and-it-reminds-me-past#comments Business Business Intelligence Consumerization of IT Internet Software Unified Communications Feature collaboration Slack Fri, 15 Aug 2014 10:00:00 +0000 mombrea 431717 at http://www.itworld.com What exactly is Donut Caching? http://www.itworld.com/development/431096/what-exactly-donut-caching It sounds delicious, and if you’re implementing a caching strategy on a web application it kind of is. Donut caching is a slang term for the more formal label of substitution caching. So how does it work and why should you care?<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/development/431096/what-exactly-donut-caching" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/development/431096/what-exactly-donut-caching#comments Development Internet Software Tip Caching donut Mon, 11 Aug 2014 17:45:55 +0000 mombrea 431096 at http://www.itworld.com Minilock, a simple but powerful file encryption app http://www.itworld.com/security/430114/minilock-simple-powerful-file-encryption-app I don’t tend to think about file encryption much, aside from it being an interesting technical problem. Guarding my privacy has been a low priority. I figure since I’ve got nothing to hide, I don’t really care who is tracking what. It’s also a pain to encrypt messages, especially when the other end is not in IT. If it were made easier, it would probably be more common. Enter Minilock.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/security/430114/minilock-simple-powerful-file-encryption-app" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/security/430114/minilock-simple-powerful-file-encryption-app#comments Cloud Computing Consumerization of IT Data Protection Endpoint Security Open Source Security Tip encryption Minilock Tue, 05 Aug 2014 10:00:00 +0000 mombrea 430114 at http://www.itworld.com Could Google be set to release multiple Nexus phones this year? http://www.itworld.com/mobile-wireless/429284/could-google-be-set-release-multiple-nexus-phones-year Rumors are flying about the next Google Nexus phone, the Nexus 6. Prior to this week, it’s been assumed that the Nexus 6 would be a modified version of the 5.7&quot; LG G3. Recently however, a 5.9” phablet built by Motorola has started to appear under the codename ‘shamu’.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/mobile-wireless/429284/could-google-be-set-release-multiple-nexus-phones-year" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/mobile-wireless/429284/could-google-be-set-release-multiple-nexus-phones-year#comments Hardware Mobile & Wireless Personal Tech Unified Communications Opinion Google nexus Wed, 30 Jul 2014 13:55:18 +0000 mombrea 429284 at http://www.itworld.com NoSQL is a no go once again http://www.itworld.com/big-data/428717/nosql-no-go-once-again Twice now I’ve deeply investigated NoSQL for an upcoming project, and twice now I’ve come to the conclusion that it would be a bad decision.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/big-data/428717/nosql-no-go-once-again" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/big-data/428717/nosql-no-go-once-again#comments Big Data Business Business Intelligence Cloud Computing Consumerization of IT Data Center Development Software Storage Opinion nosql SQL Fri, 25 Jul 2014 15:00:00 +0000 mombrea 428717 at http://www.itworld.com Why is the NoSQL choice so difficult? http://www.itworld.com/big-data/428051/why-nosql-choice-so-difficult The last time I was evaluating NoSQL databases I ended up sticking with a relational database. I’m evaluating them again today and this time I’m pretty sure I’ll have to actually choose one. The choice is really hard for a number of reasons.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/big-data/428051/why-nosql-choice-so-difficult" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/big-data/428051/why-nosql-choice-so-difficult#comments Big Data Business Business Intelligence Cloud Computing Consumerization of IT Data Center Data Protection Development Disaster Recovery Software Storage Opinion nosql Tue, 22 Jul 2014 10:00:00 +0000 mombrea 428051 at http://www.itworld.com How to create nested comments in Java / Android http://www.itworld.com/development/427131/how-create-nested-comments-java-android Comments, for better or worse, are everywhere. There is a lot to dislike with comments (don’t get me started on the actual things being said) but they can be effective for conversation, especially with the addition of threaded / nested comments.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/development/427131/how-create-nested-comments-java-android" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/development/427131/how-create-nested-comments-java-android#comments Development Open Source Software Unified Communications How-to Android java Wed, 16 Jul 2014 10:00:00 +0000 mombrea 427131 at http://www.itworld.com Don't buy the hype on using a 4K TV as a computer monitor http://www.itworld.com/consumerization-it/426587/dont-buy-hype-using-4k-tv-computer-monitor When unknown television maker Seiki released the world’s cheapest 4K TV, many programmers jumped at the opportunity to gain a cheap 4K monitor. Early reports touted vast screen real estate and sharp picture as a massive productivity boost for developers. The trouble is, it’s not all it’s cracked up to be.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/consumerization-it/426587/dont-buy-hype-using-4k-tv-computer-monitor" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/consumerization-it/426587/dont-buy-hype-using-4k-tv-computer-monitor#comments Consumerization of IT Development Hardware Personal Tech Opinion 4K programming Fri, 11 Jul 2014 10:00:00 +0000 mombrea 426587 at http://www.itworld.com