Web Development

Using Base 64 Encoded Images

To be honest when I first heard about Base64 encoded images I cringed. I thought this won’t end well. However, after some quick reads I found it to be the exact opposite and took less effort than I could ever have imagined. The syntax is as follows using just a regular image tag: Obviously, you need to know the image…

Creating Web Applications In Windows

What Do You Mean Web Applications? As you read this article right now more than likely you are using what we like to call a desktop application or possibly a mobile application. These forms of applications are based on code that is installed on a device like your laptop or smart phone. Now these applications are wonderful treasures and can…

Yii vs Symfony: A Battle of the PHP Frameworks

In the ongoing battle between PHP frameworks I’ve found two that seem to be widely adopted and simple to use. The concept of a framework is to eliminate the spaghetti code that we developers get ourselves into. Very complex projects can become a nightmare to manage and to document many times if we decide to go at it ourselves. Granted,…

Retrieving What A User Has Listened to on Facebook

One of the coolest things to hit Facebook in the past 6 months is the emergence of a user’s music listening habits being added to the news feed. If you haven’t noticed already whenever you or your friends listen to music on say Spotify or Rdio the listening history is sent to Facebook (if enabled). This then shows up in…

Updates to Facebook Javascript SDK for OAuth 2.0

If you’ve recently realized that maybe your current Facebook application is no longer working I have a few areas of your code to check. Like me if you failed to realize that December 13th, 2011 was the deadline for Facebook supporting OAuth 1.0 in it’s Javascript SDK then the following are likely the root causes: “perms” is now to be…