Blog Tag: How to

Thoughts, insights all hot off the virtual press.

Blog | 27 May 2020

How to speed up your WordPress site, fast!

After years of working with WordPress we're experts in speeding it up - find out how!
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Presentation | 15 April 2020

Making a multiplayer web game with Socket IO

Before the lockdown, David presented to the team how he has used WebSockets for his multiplayer web game. Find out how.
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Blog | 26 February 2020

Issues to consider when localising software

Have you ever landed on a website where the target audience isn’t people from your country or culture? And how long did it take you to realise this? In all likelihood, you will probably have noticed it almost instantaneously because each region has its own ways of doing things.
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Presentation | 12 February 2020

The near-duplicates problem and novelty detection by fruit flies

Learn from a fruit fly how to spot near-duplicates in your database. Our CTO, Cristiano, explains how. If you are interested, have a look at the original fly Bloom filter paper by Dasgupta, Sheehan, Stevens and Navlakha.
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Presentation | 27 November 2019

An intro to TypeScript

Watch our own David Y introduce the team to TypeScript, an open source programming language maintained by Microsoft that is a typed superset of JavaScript and compiles to plain JavaScript.
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Presentation | 20 November 2019

An introduction to Netlify

Watch Bradley give the team an introduction to Netlify, Netlify CMS, and 11ty, some new web technologies that are gaining in popularity.
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Presentation | 23 October 2019

Networking – tips for developers

Our co-founder, John, was asked to provide some tips for the team to improve their networking skills and abilities. So he presented what he has learned over time.
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Tutorial | 31 July 2019

Google Analytics for developers

If you are developing software for external users, you are highly likely to need to take account of Google Analytics. If so, Bradley may have some tips for you.
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Blog | 01 May 2019

Back to Basics

Someone: “Hey, check out this juicy programming problem!” Dan Cowan: “I can think of at least three ways of solving it.” Does that mean Dan’s a genius? Perhaps (if you ask him, he’ll say yes). Another possibility is that whilst learning his craft he developed the habit of thinking of alternative ways of solving the same problems. In fact, I would argue that the extent of his (coding) skills is a direct consequence of this habit.
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Blog | 27 March 2019

Mastering WordPress rewrite rules

At BrightMinded, we spend a lot of time working with WordPress. We really do know it inside out! However, we often find ourselves needing to go above and beyond the out-of-the-box capabilities that WordPress core provides us with. A frequent complaint we hear, both from members of our team and the wider development community, is that WordPress lacks a proper routing system, of the sort provided by modern web frameworks like Laravel, Express.js or Django. However, with a little knowledge of how the WordPress routing (rewrite) system works, there is no reason for it to limit the development possibilities available.
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Blog | 20 March 2019

How to set up BitBucket Pipelines

BitBucket Pipelines is a service that allows you to easily set up automated deployment on a remote server. In this post, we will detail the steps involved and explain how everything works.
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Blog | 06 March 2019

Redirects validator and exporter

If only there were a tool to turn redirect mappings from clients into something Apache understands, validating and error-reporting along the way….
Redirects Validator & Exporter
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