How To Profile PHP Applications with Xdebug, Laragon, and Q Cache Grind

7 minute read When trying to speed up your PHP web applications, it sure helps to know where the bottle necks are. That’s where Xdebug and Q Cache Grind can help: they can tell you which functions and class methods are taking up the most time and memory, how many times they’re called, and who called them. With this information, it’s far easier to speed up your code than “shooting in the dark” by just trying to optimize everything.

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Is Blogging in Conflict with Privacy? (Or, How to Effectively Use Password-Protected Posts)

4 minute read I enjoy blogging but I’ve had mixed feelings about sharing details about others that they might not want to be so publicly accessible. In this post I’ll describe my thoughts on blogging vs privacy, and how I balance the two. What Is The Purpose of a Blog Anyway? I’ve written an entire post on this, […]

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