I’ve been fortunate enough in my career to have never been terminated or laid-off, but for many Americans (and many of my fellow coworkers), especially those working in early to mid-stage startups, that is often not the case.
Changes in the economy, a shift in company strategy or a change of leadership can often trigger feelings of insecurity and uncertainty in the workplace that can be difficult to sit with.
So you want to automate a table-to-table import in QuickBase. Well, here’s a nifty little command-line script that uses the QuickBase PHP SDK to do just that.Continue Reading
I’ve been doing some Chrome extension development in the past week and as you may or may not know, chrome extensions are allowed to make cross-domain ajax calls. This is allowed because of the Chrome extension permission model which requires a user installing an extension to agree to that the installed application may access your data on the domain in question.Continue Reading
Here’s a quick little tutorial to show you how you can create a dynamic robots.txt file with the Zend Framework.Continue Reading
Below you will find a class for using the Vtrenz Web Services API with PHP. This class abstracts a few of the individual methods available via the soap-based api and takes care of writing all of the XML in your request for you (ala SimpleXML).
I’ve been using @font-face more and more over the past couple of months as a way to use custom fonts on websites I manage, but the issue I keep running into is that the contents of the page (including background sprites) will flicker a second after the content has loaded. It’s really ugly.Continue Reading
Over the past few weeks, spammers have been inundating the QuickBase Contact Us form with automated spam. This has been quite a nuisance for the folks at QuickBase who read and respond to these contact form submissions.
In response to the complaints of spam, it was suggested that we add a captcha to the for – so today, I added the captcha using Zend_Captcha_ReCaptcha, a plugin that is included in the Zend Framework. Here’s how it’s done:Continue Reading
I can’t tell you how annoyed I’ve been that I have to carry around *teen different customer rewards cards on my keychain. It’s ugly, bulky, and just a waste in many respects. Today, I saw an article on Mashable about a free application that completely takes care of managing these for me.Continue Reading
Below is a A/B testing Zend Framework View Helper that will allow you to easily create a custom A/B test in the event you either don’t want to pay for a tool, don’t want to share your data with Google or some other need that other tools can’t fulfill.Continue Reading
The Google Visualization API has a lot of really useful charts and graphs that, when combined with a web-based database like QuickBase, can really be powerful.