Search engines care about page speed. Users care about page speed. It only makes sense that you try to make your pages load as quickly as possible, without losing anything important.
So, here's a few quick tips on how to do that. Let's get into it:
1. Reduce number of HTTP requests
Browsers have limitations how many parallel requests per server/proxy they do.
Firefox 2: 2 Firefox 3+: 6 Opera 9.26: 4 Opera 12: 6 Safari 3: 4 Safari 5: 6 IE 7: 2 IE 8: 6 IE 10: 8 Chrome: 6
So, what can we do about this? First thing that comes to mind is bundling. Bundling basically means that you combine all the different CSS or JS files into a single file which then browser downloads using only one HTTP request.Read More
If you haven't been programming in visual studio for long, chances are you haven't heard about code snippets.
Code snippet is actually code which you can quickly insert into the code editor. Typically snippets are common language constructs which you use often and a number of them come bundled with VIsual Studio. You probably noticed them in IntelliSense as you were typing code.
As the tooltip says, you can simply go to code snippet and then hit TAB key twice to insert it.
There are a lot of great developer resources out there on the Internets, so it occurred to me that it would be interesting to showcase some of them, especially ones that are jam-packed with great resources, such as a Developer code samples sub-site on MSDN.
The basic premise on this site is that everybody can upload a code sample, and then community votes on it, meaning that the best quality samples are really, really good and useful.Read More
Lately I have been playing a bit with F#, mainly out of curiosity. To be honest, functional programming looks a bit scary to me, especially the syntax. But the guys over at fsharp.org and fsharpforfunandprofit.com are pretty persuasive, so I did decide to invest a bit more time in playing with it. I will see where it will lead me. Hopefully, I'll blog something concrete about #fsharp in a little while.
As a part of my journey so far I stumbled upon this video where Jessica Kerr explains the basics of functional principles and how to apply them in our "main" languages, like Java or C#. I strongly suggest you invest a bit of time and at least take a look at what it's about and how you can apply functional principles already today.
I really, really think you can watch the video and take away something from it immediately. It might even inspire you to try a bit of functional programming yourself.