2012 Year in Review

Published on Dec 21, 2012 by Jamie Munro

Wow!  I can’t believe 2013 is coming.  It seriously feels just the other day when I sat down and wrote my 2011 year in review

Thinking back, 2012 is probably a more average year.  I don’t feel like anything new and major really happened in the industry that I was a part of.  However, in my personal life, I welcomed my third child in late October – hence the lack of website updates since I’ve been extremely busy with my growing family.

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Tags: AJAX | Theory | node

Node.js Versus Nginx: Bare Bones Test

Published on Dec 4, 2012 by Jamie Munro

This is a quick follow up to yesterday’s post on Node.js Versus Apache2: Bare Bones Test where I performed a straight HTML test of Node.js versus Apache.  With my recent switch to Nginx, I thought it prudent to perform this exact same test swapping out Apache for Nginx.  The results are much more interesting to yesterday’s since there is no total destruction (sorry for the spoiler if you didn’t read yesterday’s article).

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Tags: Optimization | speed comparison | nginx | Theory | JavaScript | node | apache

Node.js Versus Apache2: Bare Bones Test

Published on Dec 3, 2012 by Jamie Munro

I've written a few recent articles on Node.js, mostly to familiarize myself with the effort involved in creating basic applications with it.  I have yet to use it in production, mostly because I’m just not sure how ready I am to use it on a large project…

I have been quite curious with performance compared to the standard tools that I've used forever and ever.  In the following article, I’m going to do some basic comparisons between Node and Apache2 performance.

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Tags: Optimization | speed comparison | Theory | JavaScript | node | apache

Node.js – Ajax Pagination without the Pages

Published on Oct 15, 2012 by Jamie Munro

With my recent endeavours into Node, I thought that taking a fun article like this one - CakePHP 2-0 Ajax Pagination WITHOUT The Pages – would be a really fun experiment to see how difficult it would be to accomplish in Node.

At the end of the day, the logic is still the exact same, retrieve the items, determine the max length, calculate the number of pages, and then perform AJAX as well scroll down to fill in more content as-needed.

Leveraging the Express API and Jade templates, this is quite painless to implement into Node.

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Tags: AJAX | jquery | pagination | JavaScript | jQuery | node

Node using Jade Templates with Express

Published on Oct 8, 2012 by Jamie Munro

After my first article on Node - My First Node Application – I setup and installed the Node server as well as the Express add-on package.  In today's article, I'm going to expand on that by creating actual output.  In my research and comparison, Jade templates look quite nice.

Let's be honest, anything that can simplify the mundane typing of HTML code and let me output my content faster is a win-win in my books!

Let's get started.

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Tags: JavaScript | node | express | jade

My First Node Application

Published on Oct 4, 2012 by Jamie Munro