RETS Retrieval with PHP and VieleRETS: Part 1

Over the last few weeks I have stuggled with a realestate website. All went well except for that one thing we all try to put off until last on any realestate based website, MLS. Well it turns out its not so bad with RETS after all thanks to VieleRETS. What …



How Do You Program On a Limited Budget?

Being a curious mind kills a developer with a timeline. This is half of my everyday battle. The other half is the financial situation to afford many tools we all love(Photoshop, ColdFusion, Apple). So we're stuck with a small budget but need to perform at our best. This is …



How Do You Program On a Limited Budget?

Being a curious mind kills a developer with a timeline. This is half of my everyday battle. The other half is the financial situation to afford many tools we all love(Photoshop, ColdFusion, Apple). So we're stuck with a small budget but need to perform at our best. This is …



Does Sun's Deal with MySQL Mean a Move to PostgreSQL?

With Sun's recent purchase of MySQL, is it to one's best interest to move to one of the other leaders of open source databases? It could be too early to tell. With so many people dependent on MySQL its hard to believe anything will change, after all Java still is …



SQLite Administration on Ubuntu

I rarely use sqlite, but I have to say it is a pretty handy database that in my opinion works very well. Last time I used it I was on windows, but this go 'round I was using Ubuntu. I was searching for a nice admin tool and none seemed …



Install Safari on Ubuntu

Installing Safari on Ubuntu is apparently pretty darn easy. A quick tutorial on doing so can be found here. It successfully installed for me on 64-bit as well. Now we have no reason not to test in every browser. I'm impressed more and more everyday of what the Open Source …



Ubuntu 8.04: A Smart Theme Could Propel

In viewing the latest designs for the new theme proposals for Ubuntu 8.04, I see a lot of designs which I think are headed in the wrong direction if Ubuntu has plans on moving into the mainstream of operating systems. Many are going towards a dark them, which is …



Introducing JsonSQL 0.1

After a bit of work it is now possible to use sql to parse json using javascript!. I introduce to you version 0.1 of JsonSQL. Given a javascript object you can write a simple select statement to filter, order and limit the object: jsonsql.query("select title,url from …



Are You Using Regular Expressions Within SQL?

Many may not know(I just recently learned) about using regular expressions within SQL statements. Instead of using substring functions and such, we can create a clean little regular expression(Oracle): SELECT zip FROM zipcode WHERE REGEXP_LIKE(zip, '[^[:digit:]]') Keep in mind however that just like SQL syntax varies for …



Nothing Better than a Good Dump!

For all of you ColdFusion programmers out there you know what I'm talking about,.. that cfdump. When in doubt this nice little function will dump out any variable in a readable layout. Well there is also such a tool for javascript thanks to Net Grow! Although it has been around …