Setting up gulp.js to compile Sass - CodeHive Gulp is a build system that allows you to manage various tasks such as compiling Sass to CSS, minifying your files or many numerous other tasks that a front-end developer might face. In this Board, I'll be showing you how to setup gulp so that it compiles your Sass files to a single style.css file. I assume that you've already got npm installed. If you're not sure if you've got npm installed, open up a terminal window and type npm -v. Package.json dependencies done rightblog This is part one of a three part post on npm Dependency management. Need I say more? Entire developer ecosystems live and die by how dependency management works. Ask a Ruby developer what they would do without RubyGems, or ask (most) Java developers how to get things done without Maven.
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Getting started with Gulp and Sass - Ryan Christiani – Front-End Developer A few years ago I wrote an article on Getting started with Grunt and Sass. I wanted to write one about using Gulp and gulp-sass since gulp is starting to become more widely used. Lets get started!
Benchmarking Node.js - basic performance tests against Apache + PHP Several days ago I have done few very basic performance tests to see how node.js server behaves compared to Apache when serving very simple pages. All tests were executed on dual-core Intel T4200 2 GHZ machine with 4 GB RAM running Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid (with X). For comparison I have used node.js 0.1.103 on one side, and Apache 2.2.14 with prefork MPM and PHP 5.2.10 on the other, hitting them with ApacheBench 2.3 and total of 100,000 request with 1,000 concurrent requests during first test:
25 jQuery Plugins to help with Responsive Layouts The most popular topic of discussion at the moment is undoubtedly responsive layouts in web design. Without going into it too much, a responsive layout allows you to offer a specific and optimised screen size based on whatever device (mobile, tablet…) the visitor uses. You would typically use Media Queries to resize the overall layout, but what about all of those individual elements and features that make your page unique? Navigation, forms, images, sliders, carousels… they all need to be optimised as well. That is were this post comes in, by highlighting 25 jQuery plugins that will help you optimise and resize those trickier web elements.
Node.js and MongoDB Static Version This was the sixth in a series of posts leading up to Node.js Knockout on how to use node.js. This post was written by 10gen and is cross-posted from their blog.