Category Archives: Tips & Tricks

Header bidding and page load speed

Ad TechAlthough improving page load time is the second biggest reason to use header bidding vs. daisy chaining (after the increased revenue), it has its own problems when it comes to site speed. Due to the single-threaded nature of browser JavaScript runtime and the limited number browser / OS resources, header bidding is likely to add seconds to your average page load time.

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Floating (and coding) on Cloud9

Cloud9 logoI was always a bit skeptical of the whole Cloud IDE thing, that was until recently when I gave Cloud9 a shot. I must admit, I was surprised when I read the Engineering Orientation wiki page for one of our clients, Vroom.com, as it suggested I create a Cloud9 IDE account as part of my project setup. What??

I figured I’d give it a try…

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Drupal 8: Views scrollTop behavior

Drupal 8 logoIt’s a weird piece of Drupal 8 out-of-the-box behavior: each time after you AJAX-load a views block with exposed filter, you are scrolled to the top of the block!¬†It’s especially tiresome for mobile device users… Is there a way that we can¬†fix it??

Removing this behavior entirely is a massive improvement.¬†Here¬†is a recipe to circumvent the issue for Drupal 7¬†– but¬†it won’t work for Drupal 8! But search no more.¬†Here for you is the exact solution:

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TechTalk Wrap Up: Stacy

Lev Gimelfarb discusses StacyThis past Wednesday evening,¬†at our¬†HQ in New York, Boyle Software’s VP of R&D Lev Gimelfarb gave an excellent TechTalk¬†on his latest development effort: Stacy. It was a fantastic¬†way to reinvigorate¬†our TechTalk series after a long hiatus! We had a good turn out of Boyle Software employees as well as several colleagues, clients, and friends. Pizza was consumed, beverages were imbibed, and we all learned some new things…

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Kicking the tires: Mulesoft

Mulesoft logoIn the past couple of ¬†years I’ve seen lots of companies and products moving from monolithic applications to microservices world. As large, heavy web services are being replaced, I’ve started looking into products for REST services integration.

Mulesoft seems to be a good place to go for REST services integration and implementation. RAML is racing¬†Swagger¬†to become #1 solution¬†for API design. Their Anypoint platform is making the integration of third party API’s simple and efficient. Using the ability to connect to SAP or ServiceNow platforms makes this solution perfect¬†for wide variety for consumers. Mapping and transforming data capabilities are great bonuses as well.

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Minecraft: programming for modders!

Minecraft Add-ons - E3 2016Whenever I walk into a hands-off meeting during E3, I never know what to expect. Especially when running late and having completely missed the overall introduction to the meeting. When I walked into an E3 demo with the Mojang developers, I was excited to see an opened text editor. This meant that we might be diving into some code and that honestly made me really happy!

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