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Bolt CMS is WordPress done right(er)

WordPress is like the bumble bee. Computer Scientists that studied the core code have concluded it is a miracle it works at all. It's clearly a product that taught the original developers how to work with PHP and MySQL. And it shows.

Over the years, cheeky kludge functions and inside jokes have been left in place as Poetry™. The core team stubbornly refuses to keep up with the times and adopt modern PHP development standards.

Superb skills in WordPress are like a country only exporting bananas. It gets you nowhere in the long run. So do you self a favour and save yourself from WordPress!


Written by Jani Tarvainen on Friday July 24, 2015
Permalink - Tags: php, wordpress, bolt, symfony, silex

Handling traffic peaks with CloudFlare CDN for free

Every once in a while you're lucky and end up with a positive problem - your website content is suddenly very popular. You might scramble and start turning up your servers and tuning up your caches or maybe someone's de-facto solution is to install HHVM to run your WordPress faster.

While this is all worth while if you plan for this to happen in the future as well, for and occasional hit piece of content it might not be worth it.


Written by Jani Tarvainen on Monday July 13, 2015
Permalink - Tags: performance, cdn, php, bolt, cloudflare, web, symfony


Symfony and Content Management: Comparing Bolt, Drupal 8 and eZ Platform

If you're working in the PHP content management space (a fancy way of saying building websites with WordPress, Drupal, etc.) you've likely heard about Symfony. While it is just one part of a larger renaissance in the PHP community, it's probably the best known brand known to developers and business folk alike.

Using Symfony as a concept, however is quite ambiguous. Let's take a look at how three different content management tools have done just this.


Written by Jani Tarvainen on Thursday July 9, 2015
Permalink - Tags: drupal, bolt, wordpress, php, cms, ezplatform, ez, symfony, silex, mysql