Great developers are always learning. They know that there’s always room to grow, and with a rapidly-expanding list of cutting edge technologies to wrangle with, it’s imperative to stay informed. Thankfully, there are many resources that help developers increase their knowledge base, including plenty of free or low-cost tutorial sites, blogs, and even Twitter streams that are readily available on the web.
Twitter can actually be a useful tool for tech-minded learners to keep abreast of interesting trends, development tips, and new releases. Pixafy asked our own developers which Twitter accounts they find essential and received a wide range of responses, from accounts that are informative, to inspirational, to just plain fun!
Here are 25 developer-centric Twitter accounts we like – no guarantees, but following them *just* may help you become a more amazing rockstar developer! (more…)
Women in Tech: Why women are not taken as seriously as men in the tech industry and what obstacles women need to overcome to make ensure that they leave their mark in the technology field.
After recently attending the Women in Tech: Tech Panel at the AlleyNYC last week, I was able to listen to a few extremely successful women in the tech industry and pull what I believed to be:
The Top 5 Reasons Women allow themselves to succumb themselves to a certain ‘bold-less’, ‘lady-like’ stereotype in the industry:
Having done dozens of projects on the WordPress platform, we’ve learned a lot along the way about best practices from which others could benefit. Here are tips, culled from our team, of common mistakes to avoid when developing in WordPress:
When working as a front-end developer or an engineer, hitting a mental block can be one of the most frustrating parts of the job. Still, no matter how much you want to avoid it, sometimes it can’t be helped.
So how do you get past it? We asked our team to offer their suggestions, and we developed this list of 10 suggestions: (more…)
Apache has the ability to serve multiple web sites of different domains on the same physical server using the same installation of Apache. It does this by using virtual hosts either by using the host header or IP address to select the path of the files to server. In this article, I will highlight an Apache Module called mod_vhost_alias, which allows for dynamically configured virtual hosting. (more…)
Pixafy staff listen to the introduction to the security lesson.
An oft-repeated statement is “trust no one.” When it comes to securing something in the world of IT, it’s especially important, and has been the subject of much discussion.
That was the subject of a session on security of web applications led by President Uri Foox. Two-thirds of the company’s staff attended the voluntary session and broke into teams to learn how one simple decision can lead to a complete breakdown in a website’s efforts to keep people out. (more…)
At Pixafy, our focus on people doesn’t stop with customers; it extends to our employees. As such, from time to time we take a company retreat to encourage team building and relationships within the company. On Wednesday August 29th, we took one such trip, a group trip to go see the Yankees take on the Blue Jays. The Yankees weren’t victorious but that didn’t stop us from enjoying the game and what it had to offer.
With an awesome food spread and great seats, we enjoyed the Audi Yankees Club and each others’ company. Ranging from pancakes to sushi, we couldn’t have asked for a better buffet filled with delicious food to satisfy everyone’s taste buds. We were even amazed to see how awesome the bathrooms were!
We certainly hit a home run with this company outing; Check out our Facebook album filled of pictures from our trip!
I remember the late 90’s as an era of both pop and if you lived in my neighborhood, reggae. It was an age where the closest thing to anime on American Television was Sailor Moon, and N64 was still new. Not every household had a computer, and AOL was the best thing since sliced bread. (more…)