jQuery Plugin – DataTables

Jquery has many excellent plugins to make user experience more intuitive and engaging. DataTables is a plugin which converts a standard HTML table into a robust, functional interface object which allows the user to sort, search, and page the data within the table with ease. This runs on the client side so the functionality provided…

Dictionaries and Associative Arrays

Arrays are wonderful constructs in programming. Languages universally have arrays which use an integer based index. (0-N, where N is the number of elements – 1) This creates an “order” to the array which can be iterated without needing to know about the content of the array. Associative arrays are alittle different. An associative array…

PHP and Active Directory

PHP is a versatile language capable of many useful things. One of the more useful elements I’ve used in the past is Active Directory integration. It’s very useful to authenticate against an Active Directory Domain Controller (DC). This not only allows for easier user management, but it also enforces the security policies set in place…

PHP RESTful OAuth 2.0 Web API

PHP is an extremely versatile language. One of the recent avenues I’ve explored is creating RESTful Web API’s with PHP. For security reasons I wanted to use a tried and trusted process, and this led me to OAuth 2.0. If you aren’t familiar with OAuth 2.0 it is the process used when you those links…

The easiest way to protect database input

PHP is a versatile language, and it is full of many functions that can do just what is needed quick, fast and in a hurry. Two of the best functions I’ve come across are: addslashes(); and stripslashes(); You can find these within the PHP manual at: http://php.net/manual/en/function.addslashes.php http://php.net/manual/en/function.stripslashes.php These functions are a LIFE SAVER if…

PHP/MySQL and CSS

Everyone is familiar with the benefits of dynamic database driven content on a website. Users can enter data and this data can involve other users and the chain goes on and on. What I have yet to see done well is dynamic database driven styling. I can envision visitors creating their own look and feel…

TheCruiseIn Launches!

On Feb. 27th https://www.thecruisein.com Launched to the public.  This site is a social media site designed to get auto enthusiasts a place to meet, join groups, create events, and buy sell and trade online in a space setup specifically for them.  The site allows users to connect with friends and receive updates about their friends…