GDPR is coming and many organizations are changing their ways – you must have noticed getting emailed from your favorite websites about their new policies. One of the most sensitive data pipes in every big organization is the CRM (Customer Relationship Management), which contains all of the private information of both the company and their […]
Let’s face it — it’s difficult to keep up with the pace (and price) of new technologies. Business owners face a barrage of new technologies, all promising revolutionary results. Wading through the hype can be time-consuming, but the right investments will reap dividends that more than make up for their cost. Technological advancements offer the […]
Congratulations on registering your new business! Or if you’re still contemplating forming your business, and just trying to better understand the steps required for having a bank account under the company name, you’re in the right place. Be sure you have seen our Lloyd & Mousilli guide on incorporation here for a step by step analysis. […]
Are you looking for some easy and effective growth hacks to boost your budding business? This is a fast-paced environment especially due to the rise of the internet. Hence the proverb, “Slow and steady wins the race,” does not fit the slot much in today’s world. You need to be smart enough to implement different growth […]
Every year, predictions about how consumers will spend their money crop up. Covering the most popular toys and the most wanted tech gadgets, these lists tend to push people toward a herd mentality rather than a thoughtful examination of their values at a crucial time of year. PricewaterhouseCoopers predicts that consumers will spend $1,250 each […]
Running your own Web server is the ultimate mark of online independence—and it only need cost you $35.
Trust no one and build a server that encrypts your Web data from prying eyes.
Photo thieves, beware! Here are the best app options to protect your creative work.
Cortes has visual guide on how he created it starting with simple pixels to be used as sprites and then animated with 3D vectors.
APIs make the modern Web what it is today. Here’s a simple guide to what they are, how they work and why we care.
If you have ever pulled your hair out over maintaining SQL statements intermingled with your PHP project code you might not be alone. Perhaps you considered abstraction or wished your database had an API. You might have even heard of an Object Relational Mapper (ORM).
Let’s take a quick look at ORM for your next PHP project.
You’ve probably heard of Markdown. Maybe you’ve heard the name for years. Perhaps you just encountered it, since it’s enjoyed a renaissance lately.
But do you know what it is? Are you using it? You should be. Here are three good reasons to use Markdown. There are no good reasons not to.
Jelastic.com, the Java PaaS similar to Heroku, has compiled an interesting market share analysis of their more than 1,000 developers. Since their service is built on standard application servers and databases, their developers can choose which of four major open source databases they want to use: MySQL, Postgres, MariaDB and MongoDB. Granted…
It’s a computer so simple, anyone can tinker with it. Here’s proof.
You build the app, it does the rest.
Never underestimate the power of human ingenuity paired with a machine that can print almost anything.
Make fun of your tweet-obsessed friends—or yourself.
You built a functional VPN server! Now what?
According to a report by First Orion, phone scam calls jumped by over 25% in the year 2018 alone. The menace of phone scams is growing at a rapid pace. In many cases, people fall for such scams because they are not aware of them. Ignorance of these scams can make you susceptible to them. […]
These tech skills are no longer in demand. Show recruiters that you can adapt and learn.
We’ve all been there. You want to isolate an issue with a server running on a port but want something quick and easy to verify if it is a host firewall problem or something else. Perhaps you are dealing with someone on the other end of the network that says it is a firewall problem. How you prove otherwise?
One of the most common suggestions to bloggers who use shared hosting is that they will be much better off with a VPS or a dedicated server. I agree in principle; however, this doesn’t mean the server will run smoothly without a bit of tweaking.
I’m currently in the process of moving several WordPress blogs from a dedicated server to a VPS. After…
Today is a slight departure from the usual Hack of the Day, as we recommend a site that’s bursting with Linux goodness. Bumper Link of the Day, if you will.
If you’re an avid user of the Linux command line, this one’s for you. A growing collection of handy hints, commandlinefu, makes light work of tricky commands. You can quickly find the top…
If you haven’t played with YQL before, put down that Hot Pocket and head over the Yahoo Developer Network. At the YQL console you’ll find a collection of resources to quickly attack problems with cut- and-paste simplicity instead of having to digest several pages of API documentation. You’ll also find examples with source code for putting your…
CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) is used for styling your site. It gives a wide variety of options, allowing you to change the size and style of fonts, colors, images and the positioning of elements on the page.
Identifying an element in CSS can be done in a number of ways. You can affect all instances of a tag, such as paragraphs, headers or links…
Twig is a must-have tool for any PHP developer. It’s a powerful templating engine that allows you to leave the HTML out of your back-end code, and put it where it belongs – in the template files. It’s particularly handy if you’re working alongside a front-end developer, as you can work in parallel. Caching helps to keep everything running…
Move it to the left. Move it to the right. Move it higher. No, move it lower. Make it Webbish – but not too Webbish.
Have you ever wanted to provide your clients with a visualization of audience browser window sizes that is based in something outside of opinion?
It’s one thing to have an opinion on where something should appear in a user…
JanRain Engage provides a convenient way to enable social logins on a site via a single API. This includes support for Facebook, Google, Twitter, LinkedIn and over a dozen additional services.
Implementing JanRain Engage on your site is a lot less work than implementing each login provider one by one. Also, as any changes to each login will be…
In these economic times it can be hard to justify spending thousands on airfare, hotels, and party-life travel destinations. So save your money and let geolocation services do the work for you.
If you want to visit an exotic location, then Facebook Places and a few browser tweaks are all you’ll need.