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A few words from the apes, monkeys, and various primates that make up the Cheeky Monkey Super Squad.

Web Development

  • 2 years 8 months ago

    Looking to increase your website performance and get a free SSL certificate? Check out CloudFlare’s free service to “supercharge” your website.

    Performance

    Cloudflare can increase performance in a few ways. First, it can distribute your content globally usings its content delivery network (CDN). Secondly, it leverages browser caching and can minify HTML, CSS and JavaScript. Depending on your site, you can see some great performance gains, with little work.

  • 2 years 10 months ago

    Memcached and Redis are in-memory key-value pair storing system, or in short, a “caching” system. Both of them open-sourced.

    First a bit of history.

    Memcached

    Originally developed by Brad Fitzpatrick at Danda interactive for their website LiveJournal, which was very popular in 2003. It was written in Perl at first, then written in C by Anatoly Vorobey (who was also employed at LiveJournal because of his work).

    Now in 2015, this program has continuously proved its capabilities and is used by a lot of top websites such as:

  • 2 years 11 months ago

    Before writing any actual code for a module or project, you should try to construct your code idea in a low language(Plain English), which is a good practice.Then, when you write the actual code, the steps will be clear and automatic to create. A great benefit to this is that you have now a comments section to add over your code so future programmers will grasp the code easily.

    Lets look at an example:

  • 2 years 11 months ago

    In the world of programming whether you’re working in Web, Software, Data etc. you’ve more than likely heard of being “ In The Zone“ or “The Flow”. This zone is a state of mind where you have lost awareness of your surroundings, lost track of time, forgot you have children and a mortgage to pay. This is somewhat a sort of meditative state where you solely concentrate on the work in front of you and nothing can stop you.

  • 3 years 1 month ago

    Drupal web development is in high demand. Web sites are becoming more complicated and the use case scenario is always changing. It is not uncommon these days to have a website that is never finished, but instead is in a constant flux of feature requests and sprint completions.

    This can lead business owners and leaders to focus on their internal team. Believing that building internally will save them time and money. Not to mention the ability to streamline projects and greatly reduce lead times.

  • 3 years 3 months ago

    They say that an infinite number of monkeys hitting random keys on a typewriter would eventually create the collected works of William Shakespeare.

    I am but one monkey on a MacBook.  I don’t believe I’ll come close to achieving Shakespeare, but at least I have autocorrect.  I may steal a few things from Shakespeare as I go, and probably Whitman too.

  • 3 years 4 months ago

    Just a few warning signs to tell if you may be addicted to using xdebug:

  • 3 years 5 months ago

    We like to say that we can build anything in Drupal. But, is this really true? Let’s find out.

    Agency Websites

    This one is fairly easy, since Cheeky Monkey Media is built using Drupal.

    Media Websites

    One of the largest  is Virgin.com. But there are plenty of others, check out this crazy long list on Drupal.org — https://groups.drupal.org/node/5100

  • 3 years 6 months ago

    As a drupal developer, I use mac osx to develop all my drupal projects. I like the slick Unified UI, powerful Unix core, and all the awesome building tools on a mac. Although my Mac has everything that I ever needed to develop drupal sites, there is one thing missing that I absolutely need, the ability to install the Internet Explorer browser.

    Why you ask? What on the earth that makes me want to install IE on a mac?

  • 3 years 8 months ago

    User management is an important aspect of a content management system. Thankfully, drupal has really good user management tools built in. Here are some of the cool things drupal can do for you out of the box.

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