7 Advantages to using a standing up desk when working as a developer

Are you spending all your work day sitting writing code? Is your back feeling stiff or causing you some pain? Maybe it’s time to consider getting one of those new hip standing desks? Here’s 7 reasons that might help convince you a standing desk is worth it. You can always try one out with just […]

How do you sit and code for so damn long all day, every day?

How do you sit and code for so damn long? I feel like my wrists are going to snap off and my back/neck is deforming. Your day goes something like this, as it does for a lot of people… Wake up… SIT in your car and drive to work Or SIT maybe stand on public […]

List of free pomodoro apps to improve your productivity as a web developer

Looking for a pomodoro app, to help keep you on task and productive? Below is a list of different options for different OS’s Windows Tomighty is free and open source. Mac http://www.tomighty.org/ is free and open source. Android Pomodroido is a simple Android app to help you concentrate and be productive. Clockwork Tomato has a […]

Do you really need a custom e-commerce website developed for your small business?

The perfect custom e-commerce website for your business may be best left as a dream for now. Most small businesses don’t need a custom e-commerce website. When an off the shelf product will work. If your small business is tight on funds as most small businesses are. You don’t want to tie up your cash […]

Do you have enough time for a custom e-commerce website to be developed?

Time, money and patience is required for custom software development. Custom software development can really hurt, so do your research before committing to it. Developing a customer e-commerce website can be very time consuming. Do you really need to try and “re-invent the wheel”? The development process can also be annoying and irritating. More so […]

Pros and cons for switching to MariaDB from MySQL?

What are the advantages of switching to MariaDB from MySQL? And are there any disadvantages? If you like me, you may have only just heard about MariaDB. I came across it as a new option when adding a database to RackSpace Cloud hosting environment. After a quick read up about MariaDB and seeing that it […]

How to use CodeIgniter to prevent malicious SQL injections

Should you escape input when using CodeIgniters active record class? Do you need to worry about MySQL injection vulnerabilities when using CodeIgniter? Yes, yes you do. It is of course good security practice. To escape your data before submitting it into your database. CodeIgniter provides three helpful methods. Which are part of it’s database library […]

MySQL terminology guide for newbies

MySQL Terminology helpful guide If you are newbie to MySQL, this guide explains some terminology that is used when developing with MySQL and PHP. This is not meant to be a definitive guide, but will be updated. Did I miss something? Please let me know or leave a comment below. Aliases for column names Produces […]

How to use a local fallback in the event a CDN isn’t available for jQuery

Worried about using a CDN? Worried about a CDN being down? Concerned a CDN might slow your site down? Thinking there must be a down side to accessing files from a CDN? Fear not a CDN (Content Delivery Network) is a globally distributed network of servers deployed in many data centers. Giving you several advantages: […]