Aug 01 16:00

Node.js developers will Need to at Least Try WebStorm from JetBrains

In my day job, I write a lot of Java code, and the cool kids where I work occasionally turn up with IntelliJ on their workstations. I've been aware of IntelliJ for along time, and know Java developers are really devoted to it.

Recently I've been doing some work with Node.js, and I thought I would give a real honest-to-goodness JavaScript IDE a try.

May 03 20:09

Node.js: Setting up a local Code Module

So I'm spending a bit of time working on a small node.js project. I've been really impressed with node.js and the node.js ecosystem.

Jan 24 23:26

Java Web Start and the Damage Done

So, I’m currently consulting on-site at a company that makes use of Java Web-Start techonology to run custom desktop applications.

Recently, supporting those applications has been a bit of a challenge for two reasons:

Mar 01 23:21

What about WordPress?

So I've touched on Drupal & Joomla. I've had great luck with Drupal, but I am also aware that WordPress is really popular, in particular for bloggers.

Sep 03 18:33

Drupal CMS: Onward and Upward

This post is a continuation of a tour of CMS (Content Managment Systems) I've known and loved,

Drupal was the runner-up contender in my PHP-based CMS research. I used it to quickly build my website--not particularly pretty, but but it works for what I need.

Aug 16 12:49

Joomla and the Neophyte

So in a prior post, I brought up the subject of Content Management Systems. I thought I'd go through some of the CMSes I've run across so far.

So there I was...I needed my own website. As is often the case, I was busy enough from the start that I didn't really have a need for a website initially.

Jun 02 12:19

What is this Thing Called...CMS?

I'm a software developer which means that I love to create programs and websites...from scratch. Need a web application with some dynamic pages, and moving parts? No problem, I can code it up for you from scratch--all it takes is a lot of time and that means a lot of expense. As a budding entrepreneur wrestling with the tradeoff of effort vs. reward, when it came time for me to set up a website, I went with a CMS--a Content Management System.

Mar 20 17:33

Going Rogue

After seventeen years working in corporate IT as a staffer, contractor & consultant, I decided to go rogue and hang out my own shingle. As part of the shift from enterprise IT to small and medium business IT, I have also changed focus from Java & Oracle to the standard open-source technology stack that is behind the majority of websites: Linux - Apache - MySql - PHP (LAMP).

These technologies are production ready and rock-solid. An added benefit is that developers can frequently get more done faster with a scripting language like PHP.