Which Programming Languages Are Most Popular Right Now?

By Posted in Nerd Culture, Tech Topics, Top Post 18 August 2014

When developers start exploring the world, they often encounter people speaking languages they don’t know. We’re not talking about a trip to Europe, of course, we’re talking about the world of startups, agencies, and enterprise IT, where one shop might speak Python while another is fluent in Java. It’s a veritable Babel out there. Assuming…

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WordPress Performance Optimization

By Posted in New Relic News, Tech Topics, Top Post 7 February 2013

This is a guest post by Frederick Townes. Frederick was previously the Founding Chief Technical Officer of Mashable, one of the top independent media sites worldwide and is currently the organization’s Senior Technical Advisor. As a search / social media marketer and WordPress consultant, Frederick’s projects typically include WordPress as a core element. One of his largest…

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Browser Wars: A New Installment of our Ongoing Series on Browser Speed

By Posted in New Relic News, Top Post, Using Our Products 6 November 2012

It’s time for another installment of our “Browser Wars” blog series. Thanks to our Real User Monitoring (RUM) feature, we are able to periodically report on average browser speed experienced by the end users of the nearly 700,000 application instances monitored by New Relic. For the curious, New Relic monitors just over 1 million pageviews…

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New Relic and the State of the Stacks – A New Report on Usage of Java, PHP, Python and Ruby

By Posted in New Relic News, Tech Topics 13 June 2012

The following is a guest post from Stephen O’Grady, an analyst with RedMonk, the developer-focused analyst firm. He helped found RedMonk in 2002, and his job is to help companies understand developers better, and to help developers, period. Previously, Stephen worked for Keane, Dialogos (now defunct), Blue Hammock, and Illuminata. The full text of this…

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