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This article is going to explain the process of setting up virtual hosts with node.js, using the Express framework. For this to work, you'll need to have node.js and express.js installed. You can quickly get node setup, by going to their main site - ...
jon | June 23, 2013 | Comments (1)
You’re probably wondering what I mean by a ‘Tin Can Approach’. Well, the major concept of the new Tin Can standard, is direct communication to an API; removing the dependancy of JavaScript. I'm going to be focusing more on the API aspect, and not so much the way the data is packaged....
jon | May 30, 2013 | Comments (0)
This is just a compilation of the commands that I use most when using Symfony 2, and I’ll continue to add to it as I find more interesting commands.

1. curl -s https://getcomposer.org/installer...
jon | March 10, 2013 | Comments (1)

I’ve been contracting now for roughly 7 years, and in that time I’ve seen a lot - good and bad. This specific career choice is not for everyone, but if you’re interested in a challenge, it’ll live up to it.

What are some of the major pit falls of contracting? No stability? Well, that’s questionable. High expectations from the business? This is true, as a lot of clients will expect you to hit the ground running. You’re the expert, and you need to act like one - know your stuff. Getting the cold shoulder from full-time employees? This will happen a lot of the time, but it really depends on the person and what you’re doing exactly. And the worse thing - you might not get paid! These are the risks we take.

jon | March 03, 2013 | Comments (0)

I’m moving away from my usual topics, and thought I’d mention my latest project.

This is the first site I developed using the latest Symfony 2 framework, and the goal is to play around with some keyword phrases and see what kind of traffic I can muster up.

jon | December 02, 2012 | Comments (1)

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