Articles by Scott Hebert

  1. Optimizing Website Performance: Benefits of Using Gzip with Nginx

    Posted on in system_administration

    In today's fast-paced digital landscape, website performance is paramount. Users demand speedy loading times, and search engines reward fast-loading websites with higher rankings. As a web server, Nginx is renowned for its performance and scalability, but to further enhance your web application's efficiency, it's vital to utilize techniques like Gzip …

  2. Demystifying Programming Jargon: Decision Structures, AKA Selection Structures

    Posted on in programming

    When you delve into the fascinating world of programming and software development, you may come across various terms and concepts that, at first, appear complex and mystifying. However, many of these seemingly intricate terms are often synonymous, and understanding their true meaning can simplify your journey as a coder. One …

  3. Exploring the Best Alternatives to Gradle for Build Automation

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    Build automation is a fundamental aspect of modern software development, ensuring that projects are efficiently compiled, tested, and deployed. Gradle is a widely used build automation tool, particularly in the Java and Android ecosystems. However, it's not the only option available. In this blog post, we'll explore some of the …

  4. Testing Network Performance with "Tclsh iperf" on Cisco

    Posted on in networking

    Network performance testing is a critical aspect of maintaining and optimizing a network, ensuring it meets the demands of modern applications and services. If you're using Cisco networking equipment, you have a powerful tool at your disposal: "Tclsh iperf." In this comprehensive guide, we'll walk you through how to utilize …

  5. What is a Build Automation Tool?

    Posted on in programming

    A build automation tool is a software tool or framework that automates the process of building, compiling, and packaging software applications. It streamlines and simplifies the often complex and repetitive tasks involved in transforming source code into executable software or deployable artifacts. Build automation tools are widely used in software …

  6. Demystifying Makefiles: A Simple Example for C++

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    Makefiles are powerful tools for automating the build process of C++ projects. While they can seem intimidating at first, creating a basic Makefile doesn't have to be a daunting task. In this blog post, we'll walk through a straightforward example of a Makefile for a C++ project. By the end …

  7. Structuring a C++ Project Effectively

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    Structuring a C++ project effectively is crucial for code maintainability, collaboration, and scalability. A well-organized project enhances productivity and makes it easier to maintain code over time. In this article, we'll explore best practices and guidelines for structuring a C++ project, helping you create a solid foundation for your software …

  8. Comprehensive Guide for Using GNU Make with C++

    Posted on in programming

    GNU Make is a powerful build automation tool widely used in software development. When combined with C++, it becomes an essential tool for compiling, linking, and managing C++ projects. This comprehensive guide will walk you through the fundamentals of using GNU Make with C++, enabling you to efficiently manage your …

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