by justin carlson on 08/28/2012
I've set up the Titanium packages a few times recently, and found the entire process to be rather cumbersome in both Win7 and OSX while on a network that uses a proxy, or products such as websense, etc. Let me help you out. There are 4 different proxy settings in 4 different places.
by justin carlson on 04/24/2012
Here's a quick post to explain the issue (which the Highcharts folks know about and may already be fixing), and how to remedy it.
by justin carlson on 02/01/2012
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by justin carlson on 08/16/2011
It should be obvious, but there are forum comments discussing the possibility of file_put_contents caching the file handle and/or not closing it until the script ends. This is not the case. If you need make successive writes to a file, use fopen and fwrite instead. I've included a benchmark below so you can see the difference.
by justin carlson on 06/30/2011
I've recently changed development machines. When I migrated my databases I decided to try out MySQL Workbench. I received the error "Column count of mysql.proc is wrong. Expected 20, found 16" because I imported old databases into a much newer version of MySQL Server. The fix was very simple.
by justin carlson on 02/16/2011
Twitter shrinks urls to t.co versions to protect users from clicking shady links. This is all fine until you encounter a shrunk url in say, the search API, and you need to know what page on your site it references.
by justin carlson on 01/11/2011
Some commonly used regex examples.
by justin carlson on 11/08/2010
I thought I had this somewhere but since I'm re-instaling from scratch on top of Windows 7 I thought I would post it again. I will send this link to coworkers and friends that need their environment setup.
by justin carlson on 11/07/2010
This is a quickie guide I put together to help you get Apache installed and running with SSL support. (https).
by justin carlson on 10/21/2010
I noticed the missing dll today when I went to work on an older project that uses ldap. It seems it was left out of the package, possibly due to a bug fix. The ldap extension seems to only be available using the VC9 builds (ts and nts builds).
by justin carlson on 09/23/2010
Promoting your business or product on Twitter can be fun and rewarding for both you and your customers, but how do you create a Twitter contest or giveaway? It turns out it's pretty easy because there are websites like http://www.tweetsw.in/ out there that handle everything for you. All you have to do is decide what you want to give away and how you can relate it to your business.
by justin carlson on 09/22/2010
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by justin carlson on 07/20/2010
While writing a PHP ePayment client for USBank's service, I noticed strings that were blowfish encrypted with PHP's mCrypt in ecb mode were not matching the encrypted values from Java and .NET. This was frustrating as the Java client was not using any specific settings for block size or pad type, and, sorry guys, Java documentation seems lacking. Luckily the solution was very simple.
by justin carlson on 07/14/2010
There isn't one. Just a reminder, mcrypt is built in for PHP 5.3.x on windows, you don't need to do anything with a dll anymore.
by justin carlson on 07/09/2010
I finally have a working development environment to test out Appcelerator's products. I'll step you through some of the gotchas I come across and do a bit of a review of the whole process as I work with Titanium Mobile.
by justin carlson on 04/08/2010
Check out this little gem in the Apple iPhone SDK 4.0 terms: