Jon Cavanaugh

Jon is the Principle Cloud/VPS Solution Engineer and most times you'll find him presenting solutions to new and existing clients. He also blogs, helps with growth strategy and works with the support team to make customers happy.

Use Mura CMS? Attend MuraCon!

The Mura CMS Conference This year BlueRiver will host their annual MURACON in Sacramento. The official dates are February 18-19th 2016 (<- You can register right here). Incase you didn’t know Mura CMS is a Content Management System built with ColdFusion (CFML – the language). Mura CMS is used by organizations all over the globe like Scientific American, NATO and CSX to mention a few. Where is this hosted? Sacramento California, at The Sheraton Grand Sacramento Hotel. Did you know Sacramento is among the US cities with the highest number of independent coffee shops per capita. That’s enough reason to attend for most developers! What’s the schedule like?...
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Improving Website Speed [video]

We’ve blogged about CDN here, and optimizing web pages for improving website speed. Today we’re sharing a keynote from Maciej Ceglowski. He writes about web related topics and runs a site called Pinboard. In his video he talks about the ever increasing size of websites – “The Website Obesity Crisis” Click here or the image to watch.. Reducing Size & Improving Website Speed His video in part describes problems customers often ask us about. They have a website built, or in the process of reviewing their performance on a third party site like Y-Slow or Pingdom Speed Test or Google’s Pagespeed Insights. They get a failing grade...
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2016 Clean Code Kickoff

On the day before Christmas we should be celebrating. Enjoying the company of our family and friends. There’s always just a few minutes do some minor cleanup before the new year. Can you believe it’s 2016 already? If the only cleanup around is your websites, consider these few tools that can help get your Google Page Insights score WAY up. 2016 The Year For Maximizing There’s a little known internal Facebook campaign to spur consideration for slower internet speeds. They call it 2G Tuesdays. Every Tuesday the team at Facebook uses slower internet speeds. Their reasoning is to get developers to...
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2016 Best Hosting & Dev Workflow Tips For Beginners

It’s the time of year to reflect and imagine what could be. In your planning for 2016 consider how your work gets done.  With a bit of pause & reflect you might uncover areas where you get stuck. But what if you could change how you do things, in a way that would boost your productivity?  The Positive Impact Of Progress In a study published as “The Power Of Small Wins” 238 knowledge workers were surveyed daily for four months to determine factors for positive output. The report that summarized findings from 12,000 journal entries concluded that PROGRESS is the #1 factor...
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