Quick start guide for using CDN in your application

CDN (Content Delivery Network) are distribuited servers across the internet that server your site not only with redundancy, but througth the nearest way to your end client. This service is used for large websites and companies. But we can use part of these services for free and speed up our sites and apps. Let’s learn why. Some thougths and rules about performance There is a lot of useful “rules” to follow on our HTML page for speed up, but let’s start with a basic one: stylesheets on top, javascript at the bottom. The reason is: javascript will block subsequents downloads. […]

Tools for Markdown and restructuredText

On my quest to find a way to render my Markdown and restructuredText docs on the fly, I’d found a lot of useful tools. Markdown is my favorite lightweigth markup language. This blog is writen mostly in Markdown, thanks to Markdown on Save Worpress Plugin. I use it also for writtting simple tutorials, or step-by-step installation notes, or just to keep some tips for RegEx, for example. And restructuredText can be used for the same uses, and thanks to some powerful options, is great to write long documentation, or even a book (Symfony2 docs and books are writen in restructuredText). But… it’s […]