Bryan Ruby: Out with the Old, In with the New

This past month I replaced a line of Hi-Fi speakers I've listened to and enjoyed for the past 20 years with a pair of new floor speakers from Klipsch. It's an acknowledgment that my hearing and tastes have changed and it's time to listen to my music through a new stereo system. This recognition of needing to do things differently has become a common theme for me lately. I'm finding the old ways aren't working and perhaps joy can be found again by doing something new. With this theme on change, instead of blogging only when I'm inspired by great ideas or events, I decided to blog every few days as I take part in the 100 Days to Offload challenge.

5 Ways You Can Optimize Your WordPress Website With ChatGPT

WordPress is one of the world’s most popular content management systems (CMSs). While it was first invented with the primary intention of publishing blogs, it has long since evolved. Today, WordPress can create different websites for a range of purposes.

This CMS offers many plugins and tools that can help you optimize your website. While not traditionally designed for WordPress, one tool that can prove vital to create a more refined experience for site visitors is ChatGPT. Here are five ways you can utilize ChatGPT to optimize your WordPress website.

Node JS vs PHP: Which Backend to Choose for Your Project

When it comes to building a web application, one of the crucial decisions you need to make is choosing the right backend technology. Among the numerous options available, two popular choices are Node.js and PHP. Both Node.js and PHP have their own strengths and weaknesses, and understanding these factors is essential to determine which backend technology is the right fit for your project. In this article, we will compare Node.js and PHP, considering various aspects, to help you make an informed decision.

Introduction to Node.js and PHP

The Social Media Checkmarks and Verification Mess

While all eyes are on how Elon Musk is handling the blue checkmark over at Twitter and debating the checkmark's value and devaluing, I submit the checkmark isn't just a Twitter problem but also a social media problem no matter what platform you're using. Over the past couple weeks, I've come to the conclusion that it is a huge mistake to confuse verification with designating someone as notable or not. The use of verification for only notable users, which in turns designates the remaining users as non-notable, is divisive and never should have happened. While I reluctantly have sided with Mr.

Java Developer Survey Reveals Increased Need for Java Productivity Solutions

MINNEAPOLIS, March 23, 2023 — Perforce Software, a provider of solutions to enterprise teams requiring productivity, visibility, and scale along the development lifecycle, released their 11th annual Java landscape survey — the 2023 Java Developer Productivity Report.

The report outlines the top tools and technologies supporting the Java ecosystem, as well as emerging trends and their impacts on overall developer productivity. 

Mastodon: The Long Way Back to Medium

At the risk of dating myself, I’ve been writing and posting articles online since the 1980s. Back then we didn’t have the Internet but we did have dial-up modems and bulletin board systems (BBS) hosted by computer enthusiasts. When the Internet, blogging, and self-hosted websites became popular in the late 1990's and early 2000’s I was also there. For awhile I hosted a website focused on content management systems that in its peak easily received over 100,000 unique visitors a month.

Blind marketing: 64% of eCommerce marketers fail to measure customer engagement

  • Over half of marketers say measuring customer engagement metrics are important, but marketers lack resources to measure them regularly
  • SALESmanago CMO calls for marketers to show customers some love this Valentine’s Day

Kraków, Poland; 13th February 2023: 64% of eCommerce marketers haven’t measured their customer engagement processes in the past month, and nearly one fifth (17%) have never measured them at all.

Report Reveals Over 61% of PHP Teams Using Unsupported PHP Versions

MINNEAPOLIS, February 7, 2023 - Perforce Software, a provider of solutions to enterprise teams requiring productivity, visibility, and scale along the development lifecycle, today announced the results of their annual survey of the PHP ecosystem, the Zend 2023 PHP Landscape Report.

The annual report, produced by Zend by Perforce, presents industry data and analysis on the key technologies and trends within the PHP development ecosystem. This year, key findings centered on PHP version adoption – with over 61% of those surveyed using at least one end of life PHP version. For companies with more than 100 employees, that number rose to nearly 66%.