Re-discovering Windows & Linux cross platform Development IDE Lazarus 2

Re-discovering Windows & Linux cross platform Development IDE Lazarus
If you’re a developer of a certain age (say north of 35) you will likely have worked with or heard of Visual Basic and to a lesser known extent Delphi IDE (Integrated Development Environment) development platforms. These development IDE’s, were very popular in the mid to late 90’s and ushered in an era or rapid Windows applications ...

Bootstrap Bootgrid with PHP json server side script 37

Bootstrap Bootgrid with PHP json server side script
I recently came across Jquery Bootgrid, which is Twitter Bootstrap (aka bootstrap)  friendly table grid, that is very similar in function to Datatables.While not as feature rich as datatables (yet), it provides a very tiny 4Kb (minified and gzipped) footprint and allows you to leverage all the typography and layout control elements that are present in bootstrap. ...

Cross platform mobile development (android / ios) , consider Intel XDK 3

Cross platform mobile development  (android / ios) , consider Intel XDK
These days a common idiom is that there’s an app for that (coined by Apple marketing) ,and for the two major platforms Android and iOS and too a lesser extent Windows Phone, there generally is a wide range of mobile applications that do all sorts of stuff, from complicated software suites similar to Excel and Word to simple sound ...

html5 – javascript game frameworks? – Game Development

html5 - javascript game frameworks? - Game Development
HTML5 Gaming I’m beginning to look into various html5 javascript game and graphics frameworks.  The toughest part is always choosing a good framework in the beginning, since its such a time investment to learn a new API , plus hope that the framework is popular enough so bugs are fixed quickly and it matures rapidly.   This ...

Code Samples – Preventing simultaneous web updates 3

Code Samples - Preventing simultaneous web updates
Below are some interesting problems and solutions that I have come accross. Problem: In a web based system how to you prevent simultaneous web updates (aka overwrites) to the same record by different users seeing potentially different data. This is a play on the old airline reservation problem you find in older computer science text books. If ...

Sample Code: Quick and Dirty PHP Cache 4

Sample Code: Quick and Dirty PHP Cache
Here’s a variation of a PHP caching script. One of the things I frequently find myself doing for page(s) that take a long time to render, especially if they are a long running process, is to generally save a recent cached page (or more specifically) cached content and serving that up, when I need to have an immediate page ...

Sample Code: prevent web page overwrites

Below are some interesting problems and solutions that I have come accross. Problem: In a web based system how to you prevent multiple updates to the same record by different users seeing potentially different data. This is a play on the old airline reservation problem you find in older computer science text books. If  there is one ...