Monday, 29th July 2013
Do I need to change something on my LIVE website to do Remote usability testing? Am I needed to create a duplicate copy of my website?
You should be able to run a working copy (potentially with fake data or a subset of your production data) on your laptop, for development purposes. You can use the same setup for usability testing new features.[... 96 words]
Does creating a zip file with php use more RAM then CPU? Or vise versa? Also, is it faster to use a system call, or the php zip library? Exec (zip filename.zip) vs. $zip =new ZipArchive().
You can find out the answer yourself using a very simple benchmark—just call time() before and after each option and loop them a few thousand times to calculate an average.[... 74 words]
Which companies in London are using Python?
We use Python/Django for http://lanyrd.com/—we’re based in London.[... 39 words]
How do professionals build and maintain their websites?
The HTML and CSS for large, professional websites is usually written by hand, in a text editor. Tools like Dreamweaver are avoided by most skilled web developers.[... 69 words]
What’s an idea worth?
I like Derek Siver’s model proposed here: http://sivers.org/multiply[... 77 words]
How can I successfully organize a conference?
PPK’s conference organisers handbook is crammed with useful advice on running this kind of event: http://www.quirksmode.org/coh/[... 30 words]