Wow. The music got me.
Archives for December 2010
CDN or Content Delivery Network is a clever way to speed up websites and applications around the world. A CDN is essentially a network of storage and caching servers spread strategically across the globe containing copies of your website’s static content.
The “magic” behind the system delivers your content from the geographic location closest to your users, drastically decreasing loading time for your site across the planet all while lightening the load on your origin hosting server.
We’re already using a CDN solution, MaxCDN, and have integrated this pretty deeply with our cacheing so we won’t be moving anytime soon, but it’s a strong play from a business perspective to have it available to customers.
The information is not too surprising but it’s always neat to see it in graphical form.
Tom and I were discussing yesterday how Twitter has grown into some cultural phenomenon and yet despite it’s buzzworthiness it is, at it’s core, nothing too new.
Beanstalk App, a secure GIT and Subversion web service, has recently released a Design Review system where you can browse any image or HTML file and see a preview of it as well as any changes made to the document!
Since we use Beanstalk App for our own needs this was a neat addition to the service that we already enjoy.
For those of you that are working on web-based projects, you know that the last couple of years have brought about significant shifts in the way that we think about URL’s.
Previously, we never cared much about any of the query string variables or format of the URL in the address bar as long as we could get to the site’s homepage.
But that’s not the case anymore.
I know that most of you are running some form of an Apple machine, but if you’re running Microsoft Windows and are looking to mess around with any form of Ruby development, then be sure to check out Ruby Installer.