As you may know, I have recently joined the ranks of the remote knowledge worker. When Quality Matters hired me, I made the decision to get an office outside of the house. Since QM does not reimburse for office space, my budget was limited. I decided that it made sense to aim for a solution …Continue reading "Coworking in Milwaukee"
So, I have been working on a little side-hustle and I figured that I would share the most recent chunk of it. I needed a way of allowing a person to uniquely select a movie. You don’t want to just give the user a free-form box because of the 52 different ways you could input …Continue reading "A responsive, AngularJS “movie picker”"
I have been intending to revisit Pocket Joe, in the near future. When I do so, I want to include my social media feeds. No matter how much I blog, I am always going to post to Twitter and Google+ more often. So, how do you include your public Google+ feed in your app?Continue reading "AngularJS: Exploring ng-bind-html, date formating, and filters"
For this post, I created an example app that I am calling “Notes Vault.” My primary goal was to check out ngStorage but in doing so I also explored ng-options and ng-model. Let us take a look at the end result.Continue reading "AngularJS: Exploring ng-options, ng-model, and the ngStorage module"
Slightly over two months ago, I attended the 2014 HackMKE Civic Hackathon. I had attended one other hackathon in the past and I figured that it was time to attend another one. I tried to put together a Starkmedia team but the majority of my coworkers are “9 to 5 programmers” and had no interest. I decided …Continue reading "Milwaukee I/O: A Project Postmortem"
In my first AngularJS post, I went through a very basic example of what Angular can do. We covered how to loop over an array. This time around, I would like to look at using ng-model to take input, how to create a basic Angular RSS reader (because that’s apparently “my thing“), and how to …Continue reading "AngularJS: Creating a simple RSS reader"
Previously, we looked at how to read data from a MySQL database, using PDO. So, how do you add records and update them? Let’s start with how to add a record …Continue reading "PHP: Using PDO to insert and update data"
PHP Data Objects (PDO) is a database abstraction layer that is available in PHP 5.1 and above. Before PDO, PHP developers used extensions like MySQL and MySQLi. So, why is PDO better than MySQLi? It supports more database systems than MySQL.Continue reading "PHP: Using PDO to query a database"