Category Archives: Programming

Bits and pieces of know how picked up over the years.

The Security Scan

Security scan. What does that mean? The phrase came out during a recent meeting. A few of us looked at one another – eyes betraying a look of bewilderment and amusement as we contemplated the possibilities. We’re in software so … Continue reading

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Implementing Agile

I started off this last week working with my development team and corralling everyone into adopting some semblance of the Agile development process. There have been some challenges but they don’t come from my team members as I am lucky … Continue reading

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Strange Shared Preferences Loss

Since recently deciding to try and avoid developing on the emulator I’ve come across a super annoying bug within Android which would basically lock you from being able to write to the shared preferences of your app. Examples are abound … Continue reading

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Working on Things

First a quick lesson in Java (for myself). This was a half day lesson that I feel sheepish to admit but I figure hey, let me share! Below I will create an ArrayList which will contain a bunch of like … Continue reading

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Undermining Agile

I have seen the Agile development process at a couple places now. If I had Ward Cunningham on my docket I’m sure my implementation would be a lot more sincere than if not. It has been a frustrating few months … Continue reading

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PHP, AJAX, and Race Conditions

We came across a pretty interesting race condition regarding AJAX requests and our PHP back end. A quick search will find a few articles about the problem; this one I think sums it up best. There are some comments there … Continue reading

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Flicka.mobi Goes Live

We’ve (Koa + me = MokaSocial, LLC) finally pushed out Flicka.mobi the official portal to Flicka, our Flickr application for the Android platform! It will bring all the free functionality of the Flickr website and add tons of integration into … Continue reading

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Rate Limiting in PHP

Recently I was having a discussion about putting together an API and some ideas about caching, rate limiting or flood protection, design patterns for rendering the output, scalability, and security came up. A while ago I came up with a … Continue reading

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Emmm, Easter Egg Function

While carousing the code base I’ve been alerted of the existence of an interesting function: public static function the_answer_to_life_the_universe_and_everything() { $calculation = sqrt(9) * 12; $calculation = pow($calculation, 2); $calculation = ($calculation / 4); $calculation = ($calculation – 4); $calculation … Continue reading

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Stored Procedure: Part I

I finally got my stored procedure to work. Its a dynamic select stement for MySQL. It also has an output so you can check the executed query. Since this is a relatively new feature for MySQL (introduced with version 5) … Continue reading

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