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Felipe Lavín Z.
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ElasticSearch offers an excellent alternative when you need to implement a better alternative to MySQL FULLTEXT search, with nice features such as related results, facets, “did-you-mean” and many, many options to control exactly what you need to get from…

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Setting up a mysql backup strategy it’s hardly an exciting task, so having a simple solution it’s key to actually get it out of your to-do list. Here’s a simple, automated and low cost alternative that I use to keep MySQL database backups of small to…

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When you’re developing a WordPress plugin, there are certain patterns and practices that are extremely useful to know and apply in order to get a better fit with the platform as a whole. One of these things it’s wha’ts the better way to initialize a class…

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Every now and then there’s still some people who can’t believe PHP can be used for a big, successful project, when actually there are several examples of huge sites using PHP. Here’s how some of them share their experience. Facebook With over 1.49 billion…

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Bloom filters and recommendation engines explains how it’s possible to use this clever data structure, able to store lots of information on a very compact way, to store a set of dismissed recommendations for a given entry (which can improve an existing…

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Design superhero John Maeda is now working at Automattic as Global Head, Computational Design and Inclusion because he believes in the open web… The fact that so many people are commenting about it on Facebook, just proves how hard his new mission is… And…

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…or “what you must know about designing for retina display and high-density screens”. Pixel density it’s an often misunderstood subject: some people think that the solution it’s just to design everything at twice the size that they used to, but actually…

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Is your new thing so fucking amazing that people are going to install your app and give it a chance? Statistically speaking, unless you are best friend with a famous celebrity or Apple decides to feature your app in one of their top categories or search…

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Conversational bots are one of those things that might seem “magical” at first glance, but on a deeper look you can discover that there’s nothing more than a clever new way of doing things. Matthew Honnibal proposes we call these kind of technology…

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The mobile app boom kicked off in July 2008, when Apple introduced the App Store. Now it is over. Even the very biggest app publishers are seeing their growth slow down or stop altogether. Most people have all the apps they want and/or need. They’re not…
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