Real time PHP applications

I admit it, I've started writing all of my new projects in Node.js. Why? Because most of them are lightweight and I want them to be real time. PHP can be a real pain when it comes to doing anything remotely real time. First off, it's designed to execute as quickly as possible and send a response to the client, which is of course good. However, what is bad about that is that it doesn't stay alive - it does its stuff and then dies. Node.js on the other hand runs in a single process, which stays running all the time. This is perfect for real time applications because you can fire off an event to Node.js continue...

The problems with not developing for mobile

Mobile means a small device which therefore has a small screen. On these small screens, websites designed for larger devices can look unpleasing to the eye and are completely inappropriate for the device and by extension, the user. Some websites have brilliant mobile versions of their sites, but some don’t. If you go to these websites that aren’t designed for mobile on your phone then you will probably find it difficult to use the site. This is a big problem as it deters users from using the site and therefore potential revenue will be lost! It is incredibly easy to forget about making a mobile version of a website because you develop websites whilst using computers (mostly), not continue...