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The Most Important Software Engineering Skills

Posted by John, 24 January 2011 - - - - - - · 742 views

I was recently asked by an freshman computer science student several questions about the software engineering industry. The one I would like to highlight is What are some of the most important software engineering skills? I immediately wanted to start naming off technologies and paradigms that I see used daily. Things like object oriented...


Illogical PHP Logic

Posted by John, 17 July 2009 - - - - - - · 685 views

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PHP6 - ifsetor() :?

Posted by John, 16 February 2009 - - - - - - · 1134 views

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1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-0

Posted by John, 13 February 2009 - - - - - - · 467 views

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D Link DNS 323 NAS

Posted by John, 16 January 2009 - - - - - - · 605 views

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Tidy up your HTML

Posted by John, 17 December 2008 - - - - - - · 587 views

If you are a php programmer, you should be aware of the annoyances brought upon by html. I am not saying html is annoying, but when you combine php and html in the same document, it becomes a head ach.  Even if you separate your presentation logic from your business logic and data, your html source code will most likely look like crap. Sure you might...


Joomla! And Incompetent Programmers

Posted by John, 28 November 2008 - - - - - - · 377 views

Over the past few days I have been attempting to migrate my Joomla 1.0 & SMF website to Joomla 1.5 along with Fireboard. I decided to upgrade Joomla for the obvious reason - it is outdated, and I decided to migrate away from SMF due to the licensing issues between Joomla and SMF. These issues cause any extensions connecting the two pieces of software,...


Google Web Toolkit

Posted by John, 25 October 2008 - - - - - - · 281 views

Ever since the web has ventured into its newest phase known as Web 2.0, one of the attributes web developers have started to focus on is the interface in which users interact. Gone are the days of static web pages built in html, table based layouts, and infamous page refresh. Developers have made every attempt to drift away from the old look and feel and...


Passwords

Posted by John, 17 August 2008 - - - - - - · 418 views

Passwords are our digital fingerprints. Shouldn't they be as secure as we want them? Apparently some websites don't think so.


How are our passwords stored?
Most websites store users passwords as an md5 (message digest 5) hash. Essentially, your plain text password is passed through a function that hashes your password. That hash is stored in the websites...


PHP Nowdocs

Posted by John, 16 August 2008 - - - - - - · 352 views

A few weeks ago Jordan blogged about the heredoc syntax. The point I want to raise in this blog, is the heredoc syntax parses PHP code, similar to double quotes around a string. For example
$name = "John";
$john = <<<EOD
Hello World!<br />
EOD;
 
$world = <<<EOD
Hi $name!<br /><br >
EOD; Would...






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