What is Appcelerator Titanium?

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What is Appcelerator Titanium?

Appcelerator is a powerful mobile development platform designed for enterprises looking to make cross-platform apps using a single code base. It focuses on streamlining development whilst using powerful native components from JavaScript code.

Appcelerator’s Titanium is an open source product available for everyone to try for free. While working with Titanium is free, it costs a minimum of $39 per month for an Indie Seat to publish to an app store. There are also Team and Enterprise pricing plans, offering a range of enhanced support for analytics and bug testing.Read More »

Why you and your clients ARE at risk from web attacks …

Cyber-Attacks-Ahead

Apologies to those who feel that we are being alarmist, however this is a topic that is highly relevant to most of the companies that we deal with and it really is worth a minute of your time.

We talk to many creative agencies that are responsible for their clients’ websites and I feel that there is a degree of complacency in regard to website security. This is based on the notion that most websites that they deal with are too small to appear on hackers’ radar and can’t imagine what why a hacker would bother to target their sites.Read More »

Ecommerce Platform Comparisons

woocommerce jigoshop nopcommerce magento

Choosing the right eCommerce platform comes down to many factors, including where you host your website and your budget. When going with an open source option, you get design freedom, but you also need to be prepared to take a more active role on the tech side of eCommerce management. Open source platforms like WooCommerce, JigoShop, NopCommerce and Magento are some of the most popular options, but how do you determine which one will work best for your business?Read More »

What is Laravel? The world of PHP

The need for structure
The biggest problem with PHP is that it lacks any structure straight out of the box. Most amateur PHP programmers start out by writing raw PHP with no type of structure which is usually a pretty bad idea, the main reasons being security, organization of the code and wasted time. In order to deal with this you can provide your projects with a strong initial structure in the form of a framework.Read More »

PHP CMS Comparison: Drupal, Joomla, WordPress, Concrete5

WordPress – https://wordpress.org/      Drupal – http://www.drupal.org.uk/

Joomla – http://www.joomla.org/           Concrete5 – http://www.concrete5.org/

When it comes to choosing which CMS software to use for powering your new website there is a lot of choice; what you choose will depend on exactly what you intend to use your website for and perhaps your budget. It’s difficult to know which content management system (CMS) platform is the best for you, so we’re covering the four most popular website building software platforms to help you navigate through what can sometimes seem like techy overload.Read More »

Are your clients missing out on web driven business?

If your clients websites aren’t mobile responsive they may well be. After a lot of speculation and rumours, Google has now stated that from April 21st being ‘mobile friendly’ will improve a website’s rankings.

“Starting April 21, we will be expanding our use of mobile-friendliness as a ranking signal. This change will affect mobile searches in all languages worldwide and will have a significant impact in our search results”. Source: Google Webmaster Central – http://bit.ly/1MdOqbO

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Using .Net 4 Parallel programming to speed up ForEach loops.

Background

Multi core processors started to become common place in consumer pc’s in 2006 with the introduction of Core Duo processors. These days its commonplace for even budget pc systems to have 4 or more cores with an i5 processor or up to 8 with an i7 processor.   In a server environment such as those hosting websites it’s possible to increase this even more with companies such as Dell offering 64 core servers.

A computer with multiple cores is capable of running several tasks in parallel, as opposed to waiting for a task to complete before running the next task. The problem is that traditional programming methods in languages such as c# don’t take advantage of these multiple cores and tend to run tasks in turn on one core while leaving the other cores idle.

This post will show the advantages, and potential disadvantages of one simple method to speed up a common programming loop.

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Life as an apprentice at Performance Web

My Story

Technology is essential in most people’s lives and yet its complexity is so often overlooked. The fact that technology continues to expand and develop is what fascinates me. This rapid expansion allows people to communicate in ways that would have amazed, even those within the industry, only a few years ago. My personal ambition is to aid people to communicate with others via software, whether that be through a business website, native app or even through
more personal technology. Take Snapchat for instance, such a simple idea enhanced with software, enables people to connect with each other around the world. The ever changing and improving nature of technology is what primarily captivates me.

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Happy Holidays from Team Performance Web

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We’ve had a spectacular 2014 with continued expansion in our development team, client retention is at 100% and we have gained new clients and created new partnerships.

As we look back, we would like to acknowledge those who have helped us shape our business into what it is today and what it will become in 2015. Thanks for a great year, and we wish you all the best as you embark on 2015. For new customers and partners we are thoroughly looking forward to a continued strengthening relationship as we head into 2015.

Team Performance Web