The number one obstacle preventing people from switching their websites from HTTP to HTTPS is obtaining and managing certificates. With the introduction of Let’s Encrypt, this obstacle has been removed. Let’s Encrypt is a free, automated, and open Certificate Authority. Their mission is to get everyone running websites on HTTPS. Continue reading to find out how to get free, browser trusted SSL/TLS certificates. Why do we need HTTPS? Websites that use HTTP send data entered in form fields from your browser across the internet to the destination website in plain text.
Becoming a software developer can, at times, seem like an overwhelming and daunting task. In a fast-growing forest of emerging technologies, it’s easy to lose sight of where to focus your efforts to become a better developer. In this article I’ll attempt to distil some of what I believe to be the most important skills and the steps you can take to make the journey easier. #1 Learn to focus It goes without saying that as a developer you will be spending long periods of time sitting behind a desk.
In this article, we’ll explore the considerations needed when choosing between a static or dynamic website. For the purpose of this article I’ll define website as a small collection of informational web pages that are designed to be read, as opposed to a large business web application with complex rules and logic. The difference between a static and dynamic website Many years ago, during the early era of the internet, most websites were static websites.