Every entrepreneur and business owner is familiar with the term ROI. However, when it comes to their business websites they have little or nothing to say when talking about ROI. The overwhelming amount of information in the digital world can trick even the sharpest mind. There seems to be one to many online marketing strategies…

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PHP is Server Side Programming’s Rocky!

I’ve been writing code since 1994, and have used many programming languages over the years to build commercial apps. Thought PHP was NOT my favorite language, years ago, I came to respect the pragmatic and effective nature of the PHP universe. From day one, with PHP, you just got things done fast. PHP sucks! PHP…

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The Critical Job of Testing … in App Development

Hi! We are about to lock-down an app’s code base, before moving to a total rewrite from scratch. But before we move on, it is important that the current version be pretty much bug free, and fully functional. … Just in case the new version of the app doesn’t hit deadlines on time. At least…

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Tips in Starting a Web Development Business in 2017

Hi! Every now and then I blog about questions put to me by aspiring web developers and other tech professionals in training. Here you go: Web development is a moving target as technology changes. So what are the skills you need to start a web development business in 2017? It comes down to a few…

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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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