The Magic of CodeIgniter

January 25, 2012

Learning a framework for the first time can be described as almost "magical". It greatly limits the amount of code needed to be written, and puts some powerful tools right at your fingertips. Working with a framework is definitely a learning curve, but can be worth getting your hand on for larger... Read More

MVC - The Art of Model, View and Controller

September 2, 2011, 6:49 pm

After a productive 7 weeks, I successfully completed my internship and can now proudly add around 4-5 new technologies to my resume. One incredible coding practice I learned - and one I didn't even hear about prior to my internship - is coding using the MVC method. When researching MVC, m... Read More

SEO - The Experiment

June 20, 2011, 12:16 am

Countless ‘professionals’ have written thousands of books and articles about this strange acronym which now seems to be floating around everywhere on the web. SEO, or Search Engine Optimization has become the new essential service needed when building a website – but why is it so important? B... Read More

SQL injections – is it really so easy?

April 15, 2011, 2:02 pm

For an assignment in my Security and Quality Assurance class, we had to build a form in PHP and hack it. I built my form, and tried injecting it in the many ways my profesor described, but I just couldn’t break my program. My query was looping through the database, and it would grab the... Read More

A proper database solution

April 6, 2011, 2:02 pm

A database driven website needs to have a well structured database – the one I am building has many tables, each connecting to each other in a different way. Figuring out the schema this week was a challenge. Where should I set up the foreign keys? What are the columns? What table namin... Read More

Folksonomy – social classification

March 11, 2011, 2:01 pm

A folksonomy is a form of online classification which organizes web content so a specific item can be easily located. Social networking has become huge in the web industry and folksonomy uses that to its advantage. It categorizes items such as a photo or song by collecting the users input when th... Read More