Archive for September, 2010

Check for Available Username with CakePHP, Ajax and jQuery

September 27th, 2010 Leave a comment 9 comments
Check for Available Username with CakePHP, Ajax and jQuery

When a user registers for your web site, it is usually a requirement that they have to select a unique username. It can be a pain when your usual usernames are taken. You keep submitting the form just to wait and then see an error message that the username is already taken. Using Ajax to check and see if a username is available before the user submits the form will make your registration page more friendly. Here is one method for doing it using CakePHP, Ajax and jQuery. First, we are going to create a very lighweight… View full post »

IPsec Site-to-Site VPN Best Practices

September 22nd, 2010 (Guest Blogger)Leave a comment
IPsec Site-to-Site VPN Best Practices

It has been a common case for enterprises to implement a site-to-site VPN solution to connect its central office to remote offices. In some cases when leased line is the primary path between the two locations, site-to-site VPN can serve as a backup solution if primary path is to fail. Obviously, if you have to select the right site-to-site VPN solution today, there are lots of options out there with companies like Cisco and Juniper dominating that market. In order to build the right and affordable solution – you should thoroughly analyze your requirements. Will you require a built-in redundancy and… View full post »

Google TV vs. Apple TV – Why Google is a Clear Winner

September 17th, 2010 Leave a comment
Google TV vs. Apple TV - Why Google is a Clear Winner

There is a war brewing on the horizon. Two technology giants will be fighting to own your living room. Apple recently announced a new Apple TV which will be available in September 2010. Google similarly announced their own television platform with the first devices being available sometime in the fall of 2010. Google TV and Apple TV differ in a number of ways and the two companies have different business models. However, it seems clear that if Google TV does what they’ve promised, it will easily beat Apple TV as the hottest new way to… View full post »

Google AdWords – Experiments with Multivariate Testing

September 16th, 2010 Leave a comment
Google AdWords - Experiments with Multivariate Testing

If you inquire about the best AdWords strategy with two different search marketers, you may end up with more options than you can possible handle. Google AdWords can be quite challenging to break into, especially for those new to the field of online ads and campaigns. The good news is there is a growing set of tools designed to help you test and identify top performing variants in your search campaigns from different keywords, bid levels, ad variations, and campaign settings. One of Google’s less utilized features (specifically, because of its perceived complexity) is performing split and multivariate tests… View full post »