PHP 7 vs HHVM

- PHP 7

Why PHP 7 is better than HHVM

Below, we match PHP 7 with its closest competitor HHVM (HipHop Virtual Machine). The first one is a programming language created by Rasmus Lerdorf for web development and general purposes, the second one is a virtual machine created by Facebook developers for executing PHP applications. Today, HHVM outperforms all available PHP versions, but everything should be changed with the first stable release of PHP 7 and its further updates. Continue Reading

Node.js vs PHP

- Node.js

What is better: Node.js or PHP?

Today, we are going to talk about world famous platforms such Node.js and PHP. We’ll try to find out which one is better by comparing their characteristics and outstanding features. However, before we get down to it, there are still some things we would like to shed light upon. Continue Reading

Improved PHP Engines and PHP-Based Tools

- Fire development

 Advanced PHP-Based Tools and Improved PHP Engines

PHP has been always considered the core of web development, and we should not underestimate its power. However, we should also admit that for the last decade the language started suffering from a sufficient lack of speed and general quality of performance due to fast-growing needs of global Internet community. Eventually, those who experienced the greatest consequences of this change came up with various ideas on how to improve the work of native PHP functionality by introducing the language based alternative implementations. We propose you to look at the most promising PHP based alternatives that will give your web apps a powerful boost and reduce overall server load at least twofold. Continue Reading

Magento 1.X API Wrappers

- Fire development

 API Wrapper for Magento

The default Magento REST API system is very powerful, the same is about SOAP. If you are not familiar with both standards, check the following Magento API documentation: Magento REST API; Magento SOAP API. Although the system provides wide opportunities, you can always improve your current productivity with the aid of proper tools. Therefore, we propose you to check this article, since it describes the most reliable open source Magento API wrappers. Continue Reading

Node.js vs GO Language

- Node.js

Node.js or GO?

Node.js is an open-source platform which is considered to be extremely popular among diverse enterprises due to its development speed, language homogeneity, modern features, simplicity and an enormous community. What I personally like about Node is its “universal approach”, by saying so I imply that the code can be read by both front and backend developers. Besides, it’s relatively easy to find a person who is good at JavaScript. Certainly, there is a great number of people who prefer using it because of its NPM availability, providing a well-devised infrastructure. However, taking into consideration all the characteristics mentioned above, obviously we wonder why some companies come to use GO rather than Node.js. What’s the matter? Continue Reading

Node.js and The Internet of Things

- Fire development, Node.js

Node.js as the best tool for The Internet of Things development

Smart companies never stands still trying to determine new technologies and leverage them. Therefore, as tech enthusiasts, we always try to dig something interesting; and this time our attention is focused on two modern trends: The Internet of Things and Node.js. Each one provides tons of new opportunities when used separately, but both can be combined within a single system as well. Below, we explain how these phenomenons are used together, demonstrate why Node.js is ideal for the creation of the  Internet of Things ecosystems, and talk about some Node-based services related to the IoT development. Continue Reading