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Articles by Salman Ravoof

Salman Ravoof is a Technical Editor at Kinsta. He's a self-taught web developer, writer, creator, and a huge admirer of Free and Open Source Software (FOSS). Besides tech, he's excited by science, philosophy, photography, arts, cats, and food. Learn more about him on his website, and connect with Salman on Twitter.

Python vs Java: Pick What’s Best for Your Project

Searching for the right programming language for your next application? This look at Python vs Java might help you pick one.
Reading time
8 min read
Publish date
January 26, 2023
Topic
Web Development Languages

Vagrant vs Docker: Which Is Right for You? (Could Be Both)

Vagrant and Docker help DevOps teams automate application development. We'll help you pick a winner in the "Vagrant vs Docker" debate.
Reading time
8 min read
Publish date
January 25, 2023
Topic
Web Development Tools

Cloud Computing Trends (What’s Hot for 2023 — And Beyond)

The cloud has been hot for a while, but all signs indicate it's just getting hotter. You need to stay on top of these cloud computing trends.
Reading time
7 min read
Publish date
January 20, 2023
Topic
Cloud Computing Platforms

Understanding CSRF Attacks and Locking Down CSRF Vulnerabilities

Learn the basics of CSRF attacks and how to prevent them from tricking authenticated users into making harmful requests unintentionally.
Reading time
10 min read
Publish date
November 21, 2022
Topic
Security Tips
Topic
WordPress Security

The Best Firebase Alternatives (7 Options)

Check out our recommendations for some of the best Firebase alternatives that are open source and give you more control.
Reading time
11 min read
Publish date
November 16, 2022
Topic
Web Development Tools

How To Create a MongoDB Database: 6 Critical Aspects To Know

To gain a better understanding of MongoDB, you need to know how to create databases in MongoDB, starting with the MongoDB Create Database command.
Reading time
32 min read
Publish date
November 7, 2022
Topic
Web Development Tools

A Primer To Understanding Database Sharding

Understanding database sharding is key to scaling large web apps and websites. You'll also learn the different types of database sharding.
Reading time
7 min read
Publish date
November 4, 2022
Topic
Tech Tips

Understanding Database Technology: SQLite vs MySQL

Let's explore the differences between SQLite vs MySQL databases. They're both filled with unique advantages, disadvantages, and use cases.
Reading time
7 min read
Publish date
November 2, 2022
Topic
MySQL Database

Should You Use an In-Memory Database?

Reduce the latency of reading and writing data by using an in-memory database, which uses RAM instead of hard disk drives or solid-state drives.
Reading time
8 min read
Publish date
October 28, 2022
Topic
Tech Tips

Contain Your Data: Run MariaDB with Docker

Learn how to install MariaDB and Docker. You'll also explore how to connect a WordPress site with your containerized MariaDB database.
Reading time
7 min read
Publish date
October 24, 2022
Topic
Web Development Tools
Topic
WordPress Development

How To List MySQL Databases (Step-by-Step Code Tutorial)

Skill up your server administration by learning the ins and outs of how to list MySQL databases using commands in the terminal.
Reading time
7 min read
Publish date
October 21, 2022
Topic
Adminer
Topic
DevKinsta
Topic
MySQL Database

Polish Your Python Chops by Connecting Your App with WordPress

Learn how Python apps and WordPress can team up and talk to each other using WordPress REST API and Python's HTTP client libraries.
Reading time
14 min read
Publish date
October 17, 2022
Topic
DevKinsta
Topic
Web Development Languages
Topic
Web Development Tools
Topic
WordPress Development