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HTTP/2 2015 Retrospective

Back in December 2014 I did some experimenting with the then unfinished version of the HTTP/2 protocol with the H2O web server. I managed to the the server up and running with the built in PHP server to serve some HTTP/2.


Written by Jani Tarvainen on Sunday December 6, 2015
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Everlasting SEO principles that work, because the web is hypertext

Search Engines are a very significant factor in many businesses today. Many companies will fail or succeed depending on their ranking on Bing, DuckDuckGo or Google. This has understandably created a whole industry of Search Engine Optimisation around it. Money talks.

But it's worth noting that SEO, like programming, isn't a tangible good that you can own - it's free as in experience. You can get far in SEO with common sense and understanding that the nature of hypertext.

Your content needs to be good, trusted and accessible.


Written by Jani Tarvainen on Friday July 17, 2015
Permalink - Tags: web, seo, google, bing, symfony, cms, drupal, wordpress, ezplatform, webdev



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