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Web servers are very good at streaming files and currently Nginx holds the throne when it comes to serving static files. My blog used to go down every time I get a spike in traffic but now I serve all my static files with Nginx. However, there are times where you don't want to serve files directly. You want to add a layer of security before serving it. How do you serve the files efficiently with PHP?
I love games but I am not that good at making them. I do enjoy writing code that runs them but it hardly makes sense to the end user. When I saw a tweet from Thatgamecompany about a Game jam right here in Los Angeles at USC, I didn't hesitate a second to sign up. March 14th here I come!
I got very lucky. I dropped out of college before I got the idea of getting a loan.
Working as a programmer, I got asked this question so many times that I thought of making a shirt out of the answer. The famous question is, what is the difference between a programmer and a developer?
If you've used WordPress, then you know that it has a nice little folder called upload where all the pictures and videos you upload get stored. This is all fine and dandy, until people start accessing those assets.
There is a price to pay being a software developer. We will never be able to enjoy software as much as the non developers. Software is magic to most people. Every time I see some little thing that impress the majority of my friends on the web, I am tempted to say, well "all they're doing is searching through a database". But I stop myself and keep quiet.
Facebook allows people to purchase a Facebook plan. For small fee, you can access only Facebook from your device, not the internet, just Facebook.
I used to download new frameworks, new programming languages, new versions of anything. I always wanted to test them and see what they are all about, complete the hello world tutorial, install gems and what not. I am satisfied when I see something running smoothly on my machine. I would also upload them to my server and test them there too, in a real world environment so to speak. I loved this process. But lately, I am having a hard time going through that process; it doesn't feel the same.