4 Aug 2011
Your web-development resume should list web sites you've work on--your portfolio. Put links to sites and a description of what part you did yourself. Did you do the graphic design? Front end? Backend? Some specific feature?
Once you present a some good portfolio web sites, the next step is to show your general web presence. The following are great things to list on your resume:
2 Jun 2011
In CakePHP I needed a way to have an app at "/app" but be able to share session data with another app. The easiest way is to set the Session Cookie path to "/". The problem is that Cake sets the session cookie to the base path--in this case "/app". There is no setting to override this behavior. But I discovered that if you start the session yourself, you can specify "/". Here is the code.
10 May 2011
In the last year, I've been reviewing dozens of resumes for a PHP Programmer position. I only see the resumes of those who passed our technical recruiter's initial screening. It is appalling how many resumes are just BAD.
Here are some simple things that will tell me exactly what I want to know.
10 Nov 2010
jQuery is great. It is powerful and quick. But with any power comes abuse. Here are some common ways to jQuery is abused.
25 Sep 2010
13 Sep 2010
20 Aug 2010
These are results from browsers on my Windows Vista machine:
Feel free to leave your results in the comments.
30 Jul 2010
25 Apr 2010
FOSS. Free and Open Source Software.
Many argue against FOSS saying that Developers should get paid for their work. First of all, "Free" does not mean zero dollars. And second of all, you are short sighted if you think selling code is the only way programmers are paid.
12 Apr 2010
I have used a laptop for everyday web development most of my career. I am a keyboard snob. A huge keyboard snob.
My favorite keyboard of all time is the classic IBM keyboard:
But no laptop keyboards even come close. In fact, it has been a fad over the last few years to put a 10-key pad on the laptop! How mind-numbingly stupid! I decided to design my own "programmer" laptop. I found the following to be important.