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Movin' to the country, gonna eat a lot of peaches



At the beginning of 2015 my family realised that living in Sydney, even out in Western Sydney as we were, wasn’t working for us. Too much stress, too much traffic & not enough space. I had been working from home for over a year at that point. My wife & I had talked about getting out of Dodge for years, and we decided that if we didn’t want to regret never trying it we had to do it now.

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PageSpeed Insight scores vs real world performance



One of the current go-to tools for people when trying to make their sites fast is Google’s PageSpeed Insights.

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Turning Off 100,000+ CDN POPs



What does it look like to turn off 100,000+ CDN PoPs?

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How caching fails



A highly effective website cache is optimised to store and share every possible response that only contains information relevant to all users, whilst ensuring that responses containing user-specific data are only ever served to the correct user.

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Moving an Australian tech company to the US



Nearly 12 months ago our company started the journey to move our company’s head office to the US. This post is to provide a quick outline on some of the key items we have tackled along the way. I hope it helps other Aussie companies find their way to a broader market if it makes as much sense for them as it has for section.io.

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Techstars - Was it Worth It?



We are 24 hours away from the end of 13 weeks, on the 10th birthday, of Boulder’s Techstars program. Demo day is tomorrow. Demo day is the culmination of 13 weeks of company acceleration on the Techstars program.

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A little help improving your website's transport security



Ivan Ristic of Qualys blogged last year about a TLS Maturity Model, citing that “over time, … deploying TLS securely is getting more complicated, rather than less”.

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Integrating Magento with section.io's CDN for Performance Metrics



Magento loves Varnish Cache, and Magento 2 especially loves Varnish Cache.

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May the Fourth



May the Fourth be with you!

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