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On the AWS Developer Blog they've posted an announcement about the release of support for Amazon S3 Select in the AWS SDK for PHP. This "select" functionality allows for more powerful queries on the contents currently in your S3 buckets. We're excited to announce support for the Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) SelectObjectContent API with event streams in the AWS SDK for PHP in version 3.67.11. Using Amazon S3 Select, you can query for a subset of data from an S3 object by using simple SQL expressions. Amazon S3 streams the responses as a series of events, instead of returning the full API response all at once. This enables your applications to process the parts of the response as the application receives them. To support this new API behavior, the AWS SDK for PHP supports processing these events from the API response. The post goes on to give a few examples of the use of the "select" functionality, querying the contents of a CSV file using the familiar SQL format. Example code is also included using the SelectObjectContent and EventParsingIterator to select and retrieve the results.
On the QuickerWP blog there's a new post with some recommendations of plugins and techniques you can use to make your WordPress blog "fly" (increase the overall performance). WordPress sites are notorious for their poor loading times. The platform itself comes with very few optimizations, and once you start adding plugins, things will only go south from there. [...] Most of the performance penalties actually come from having too many plugins installed, a poorly optimized site configuration, and a theme that does not optimize loading speeds (most of them don't). [...] It's rare to see high marks [on Yellow Lab Tools] (a B or A result), but after applying the tweaks listed here, we've managed to get our own site to score an A (92/100) result, and surprisingly low loading times. Try it on your site to see how you fare. They have a list of seven recommendations: Autoptimize plugin WP Fastest Cache plugin PurifyCSS TinyPNG plugin Guetzli (for image optimization) CSS Sprites QuickerWP Each item in the list comes with a brief description of the enhancement it brings to the table and links to find out more information.
Before we can talk about how people interact, much less how to take advantage of that knowledge and design, it's important to understand a bit about the history, the technology, and what today counts as a mobile touchscreen device at all.
Around a year ago, while working at a digital agency, I was given the objective of streamlining our UX design process. Twelve months later, this article shares my thoughts and experiences on how lean thinking helped to instill efficiencies within our UX design process. When I arrived at the agency, wireframes were already being created and utilized across a variety of projects. Winning advocates for the production of wireframes was not the issue. All stakeholders (both internally and externally) understood the purpose of wireframes and appreciated their value in shaping and modeling digital experiences.The post How Creating A Design Language Can Streamline Your UX Design Process appeared first on Smashing Magazine.
Simply optimizing the design of your website can lead to over a 100% increase in the number of clicks you get as well as the volume of visitors. However, in most cases, webmasters emphasize a clutter-free layout for their website. Creating a website is not enough. You have to be aware of the common web design myths so you can sidestep them. The worst part is that these myths can end up hurting your business. Surely, you don't want your bottom-line to suffer because your website doesn't load quickly enough! You will find a lot (and we mean A LOT) … Continue reading →Visit us at InstantShift.com
Courtesy of our friends Freepik, we have a wonderful free icon set for you today. The Tropical Icon Set includes individual icons of palm trees, beach balls, cocktails, surfboards, waves,... The post The Free Tropical Icon Set (50 Icons, SVG & PNG) appeared first on Speckyboy Web Design Magazine.
Prototyping is essential to help your team create the best product possible. It's a chance to experiment with ideas and turn them into something tangible that you can test and build upon. When you fail with your prototype, you land softly — there's always the chance to iterate and improve. The team behind Adobe's new prototyping tool Experience Design (Adobe XD) uses prototyping as a method to test new features before they make it into the program. Being a product manager on the Adobe XD team, I'll share some insights into how the team uses prototyping to build and improve Adobe XD, and make prototyping more efficient for designers.The post How We Use Prototyping, And How It Made Us More Efficient appeared first on Smashing Magazine.
With the Internet of Things permeating the tech world, it's time for the telecommunications industry to pose the ever-important question - "What can IoT do for telecoms?" The post The Future IoT Holds for Telecoms appeared first on SCAND.
Is Basecamp the right project management software for your team's organizational needs? We will help you figure that out by discussing Basecamp's benefits, pricing, and integrations. We will also reveal several things you should consider before selecting PM software since there are plenty of options out there. What is Basecamp Project Management Software? Founded in […] The post Basecamp Project Management Software Review appeared first on Developer.com.
Today, we're bringing you a collection of the best Photoshop brushes for creating amazing designs like a pro without having to break the bank. We know for a fact that designers love to collect all kinds of brushes. That's why we made sure to include a mix of Photoshop brushes in this post that will […]
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