Will Ai Kill Coding?

February 26, 2017
Posted in Editorial, PHP Jobs

With all the talk about Ai (artificial intelligence,) people are wondering if Ai will rush in, making human coders obsolete. Short answer: maybe in 25-50 yrs! Ai is slowly being developed, but there is a way to go! Though true Ai will take a while before it is realized. As it develops, you will start…

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Google Chrome blocking Flash ads

September 2, 2015

Yo! Flash was dead a few years back when Steve Jobs put the hit on it, by not allowing Flash on iOS. Then Firefox slapped Flash off the side its’ head, by blocking it. Then Facebook’s security chief ripped into Flash, calling for it to be trashed. … But wait, there’s more! Now Google is…

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Bitcoin and Litecoin from a Programmers Perspective

November 27, 2013
Posted in Editorial

Hi! I’ve been programming for about 18yrs … give or take a few months. I’ve been self employed or running businesses for over 20yrs and so when it comes to code and business, I know at least a little bit. Speaking of ‘bits’, let’s quickly talk about the latest ‘investment’ vehicle: bitcoin. What is Bitcoin?…

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Denial-of-service attack … in an image.

May 20, 2013

Hi, Not strictly PHP but something that any web programmer might have to deal with from time to time: denial-of-service attack (DoS attack). What is a DOS attack? Some dirty nerd (or group of dirty rat bastard nerds) decide they want to make your site or your servers unusable or at least, much less usable….

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Why I will NEVER touch Java again.

February 22, 2013
Posted in Editorial

Hi, Some of you know that once upon a time, I was a big Java programmer … I loved Java! But that was a long time ago and I will never go back. I left Java because it became a big bloated monster, as the effects of corporate design-by-committee took hold. … When that happens,…

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Web Programming for 2013 … and Beyond!

February 5, 2013
Posted in Editorial, News

Web programmers have to keep on their toes – you can’t let yourself fall behind using old technology that nobody is interested in. Flash anyone? … I didn’t think so! Ok, let’s start: 1. PHP is STILL King of the Server Side! PHP was not the first language I learned (it was JavaScript) and PHP…

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PHP, Zend Framework, Ruby and Web App Frameworks.

I recently had a conversation with a good friend of mine who has his finger on the pulse of the web app developer community – whether it be PHP, Ruby and even .Net. So I asked: Last we spoke, you mentioned that the Zend Framework was in a do or die situation? Can you elaborate…

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Why did I Drop Java for PHP?

April 25, 2012
Posted in Editorial

Hi, I got a pretty good question today, something I may have never talked about before: why did I drop Java? Short answer: Speed. … It is just so much faster to develop in PHP vs Java. Same can be said for Ruby, and in fact, many of those in the Ruby ranks, are disaffected…

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HTML5 and the Rise of Pragmatism

April 21, 2012

Hey, Anyone who has read anything I’ve written (or watched my video blogs,) knows I can’t stand academics. I was particularly vocal against the early 2000’s Web Standards movement’s zealotry, wherein reality was pushed aside in favor of code purity. These nerds would ignore reality – for example: They would ignore how the most popular…

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The Trend is Zend … in PHP

February 9, 2010

Hi, People ask me from time to time, what PHP framework is the best one to learn? Well, I always look at technology choices with two things in mind: How capable is the technology? How accepted is the technology? If you look around, it becomes pretty clear, that if you want to learn an effective…

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