Here at VG we have loadbalancers and proxies in front of most of our webservers. This is key to being able to handle the big amounts of traffic we get. One problem that arise when traffic is being terminated this way is that the backend webserver, namely Apache will get
Ever had to request multiple HTTP-resources in your web application? Often, you need data from one request to be able to request the second – in this case there is little you can do but wait for the first to return. However, if the requests are not dependent on each
As of PHP-5.4.0 the CLI SAPI provides a built-in web server. The web server is designed for development purposes, and serves requests sequentially. This web server can come in really handy when the need for an httpd arises during (integration) tests. In this post I’ll use PHPUnit as the testing
3D modeling is pretty fun. I’m nowhere near an expert – in fact, I’ve only really used Sketchup. There was a time when I was really into it, making 3D-models for all sorts of PC components. The other day, I was looking at a WebGL demo made in three.js, and
Synergy is a really cool application which lets you easily share your mouse and keyboard between multiple computers. I’ve been using it both at work and at home – having both a Linux and a Windows computer available in this manner is a pretty powerful setup. It does have a
When we develop code at VG we have started to use Selenium tests for continuous integration. This allows us to easy write tests that programmatically checks that last commit didn’t break anything.
With an increasing number of users on tablets and smartphones, the need to take touch friendliness into consideration is greater than ever. Even though both the browsers and hardware are approaching desktop speed, there are still some issues with implementing web sites and web apps for these devices.
A short time ago we released Capture The Flag; a set of web developer themed puzzles. There are ten levels for you to play with during easter. The toplist show the time of the ten fastest to solve the (at the time of writing) ten levels of the CTF. Maybe
We recently released an Android application for Vektklubb.no – a product that helps you lose weight, stay in shape and become healthier. The app is a simple WebView-based wrapper, but we hope this can help new and existing users discover the mobile version of the product. You can download the
If you are a user of XBMC (a free and open source media player / media center solution), you might be interested in the recently released VGTV plugin for the platform.