February 2, 2012
PhoneGap Beginner's Guide is the most informative source of information I've seen/read about PhoneGap. It is a great resource for learning all the nuances that go into making native PhoneGap applications on mobile devices. If you are looking to use PhoneGap, it would be a good idea to start with this book. It really is a comprehensive yet easy-to-read book on using PhoneGap.
June 19, 2011
Android and iPhone apps built with PhoneGap are (because of PhoneGap's nature) compiled code, and because this compiled code is not a browser, you can execute cross-domain requests. In this short tutorial, I'll provide some sample code for sending a POST request to a remote server.
March 25, 2011
I recently started looking at PhoneGap as a way to build native smartphone applications without having to learn another programming language. The process, so far, has been going very well. I've been able to build a basic application with very little trouble. I did, however, hit a big hiccup in development when I decided to try and upload a file from a phone to a remote location. In this post, I want to explain how I was able to upload a photo from a phone, using PhoneGap (and PHP on the remote server), to a remote server.
October 19, 2010
There is a simple way to resolve your site URLs to include the www in each address. Or drop the www from each address. Why is this important? "Redirecting requests from a non-preferred hostname is important because search engines consider URLs with and without "www" as two different websites" (woorank.com). So, if you don't resolve your www, you are harming your SEO performance.
October 19, 2010
Getting Apache to recognize .htaccess files is a pretty easy task. All you need to do is look for where your root web directory is defined in your Apache configuration files. On Ubuntu, this location is /etc/apache/sites-enabled. Once you have located the file, just add the line "AllowOverride All" (instead of AllowOverride None) to the root directory configuration detectives.
July 6, 2010
Recently I had a problem that, in spite of many "support leads" on other sites, was hard to figure out. All I wanted to do was reference as GET parameter in a URL as a variable in Typoscript. After many failed attempts, I found a solution to my problem. So, for future reference, and for all others who may be struggling with this problem, here is a solution.
May 12, 2010
Sometimes it is helpful, mainly to avoid broken links, to make sure your html files (with a .htm or .html extension) can parse PHP. On GoDaddy hosting, this threw me for a loop.
March 30, 2010
I'm very happy to see my post "Organizing a Higher-Ed Online Media Stream" on .eduGuru. Thank you to Kyle James for letting me guest write for one of the best .edu blogs on the internet!
December 19, 2009
Getting a payment form that works can be tricky. But once you figure it out, you have the form as a reference forever. I'd like to show you how to build a basic Authorize.net payment form using HTML and PHP. Luckily, Authorize.net does a very good job providing documentation to web developers, making this form creation process very easy.
September 26, 2009
I spent my entire morning today trying to discover why I couldn't get a pause function to work properly on an actionscript 3.0 mp3 player. I came to find out that a very significant bug exists in actionscript that keeps channel.position (part of SoundChannel) from reporting the correct position location of a stopped mp3.