Archive for June, 2012

Mechanics of the Cloud: Utilizing Cloud Platforms

June 27th, 2012 Leave a comment
Mechanics of the Cloud: Utilizing Cloud Platforms

Previously, I have written about cloud applications and how the distributed environment works. In this article I want to get a little more in-depth with how these multi-computer or multicore environments work from a development point of view. I will look at some of the mechanics that help with scalability, reliability and load balancing. Through better knowledge of the platform, you will be able to develop applications, have a better understanding of the environment, how it works and how you can write your cloud-based applications to take advantage of it. In a previous article, I discussed the four… View full post »

10 Useful PHP Code Snippets

June 14th, 2012 Leave a comment
10 Useful PHP Code Snippets

Whether you are just learning how to write PHP or you are a veteran developer, you soon learn that there are things you do or situations that you encounter often. These 10 snippets provide a broad range of useful elements that you will often need to use as you write PHP applications. I hope you will find them useful and, if kept as a cheat-sheet, you can refer back to it at any time without having to do a lot of internet searching for the answer. 1. Getting a Remote IP Address A quick and easy way to get the… View full post »

Announcing Google Chrome for Android

June 13th, 2012 Leave a comment
Announcing Google Chrome for Android

On February 7th, 2012, Google announced the release of Chrome Beta for Android devices running Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4.0). This download is available in the Android market and was originally intended to be part of the ICS release that unfortunately didn’t make it in time. Since many people already use Chrome as their primary browser, it is exciting that it is now available for your favorite devices. In this article, I will talk about some of the new features that Chrome for Android offers. To start, you can currently get Chrome for Android in the following countries: US,… View full post »

Tutorial: PHP Form Handling

June 8th, 2012 Leave a comment
Tutorial: PHP Form Handling

One of the key things to learn if you are just starting to learn PHP is how to handle forms. This process seems to stump new developers to PHP but this shouldn’t be a big obstacle. PHP has many features that allow for simple data gathering and easy form processing. In this tutorial, I will discuss how to use the action method of the form and show you how to create a simple form that you can use on your site that will allow your visitors to contact you via email. This will require the… View full post »