New Enhancements to Website

We are excited to share what the Artemis team has been working on recently. is the official website for U.S.

Tags: technology, Software Development, Open Government, Legislative Branch

Presenting at the PHP[World] Conference about Achieving WCAG 2.0 AA Compliance for a Large Federal Government Client

A couple of days ago, I spoke at the php[world] conference. Artemis Senior Developer, Mike, spoke about his experience at this truly amazing broad-based conference last week. I wholeheartedly agree with Mike that it is worth attending this annual conference due to the variety of talks and speakers.

Tags: developers

Stop by and see our presentation at PHP World 2016

PHP World is the top forum for learning and collaboration for PHP developers. It brings together the PHP communities of Drupal, WordPress, Joomla!, Magento, Laravel, Zend Framework, and Symfony. This year, we are doing something different at PHP World. We will talk about working on and supporting a large Federal web application written in PHP, and how this brings its own challenges and constraints but also its own rewards and satisfaction. We will provide “our take”, what makes us keep going, and what frustrates us at the developer and architect level. We will answer questions from the audience. Come see me and Jay Muntz present at 11:30 AM on November 17th 2016.

Tags: developers, technology, project management

The “s” in HTTPS is About to Really Matter to Small Businesses and Blog Sites

Over the last few years, Google Chrome has taken over as the browser used by most users on the internet unseating Firefox and Internet Explorer and still being ahead of Apple’s Safari and Microsoft Edge. Google has been pushing websites to improve their point-to-point security by either stopping them from working altogether, or shaming them into using the secure HTTP (or HTTPS) protocol.

Tags: developers, security, IT security

Conclusion of PHP Frameworks Comparison- 2015/2016

Over the last many months, we have evaluated the major PHP frameworks that are in use in the industry. Read about how we launched our comparison in Launch of the PHP Frameworks 2015 Comparison and how we established our evaluation criteria in PHP Frameworks Comparison 2015 - Part 2.

Tags: technology, framework

PHP Frameworks Comparison 2015 - Part 2

In this blog, I go into the details of the criteria of our “bake off” for PHP frameworks comparison. You can find our initial blog launching this series at Launch of the PHP Frameworks 2015 Comparison. Our development team started out listing and weighing the criteria on which we would objectively compare the most widely used PHP frameworks for our needs. We then picked the most widely adopted 5 frameworks, and built the same web application with each framework.

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Launch of the PHP Frameworks 2015 Comparison Series

One of the most widely adopted languages that is part of the open-source LAMP stack is PHP.  PHP is a server-side scripting language designed for web development but also used as a general-purpose programming language. PHP code is interpreted by a web server to generate dynamic web pages. PHP code can interact with external storage mechanisms like relational or No-SQL databases and caching servers. PHP code can of course perform computations and implement business logic.

Tags: developers, framework