Monthly Archives: January 2016

Laravel vs. AngularJS

I have been spending some time keeping my PHP skills sharp, and have been dabbling with rewriting/updating a front end for my personal home-hosted websites. I started off with Laravel, and was pleasantly surprised with how quick and easy it

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Creating Word documents programmatically

I have spent much of this week creating software to generate electrical certification documents in word based on data filled in on a mobile application in the field. I must say that the Novacode DocX library has made the whole

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Marketing yourself as a developer

I was listening to this podcast last night on Software Engineering radio, and there were a couple of points that really hit home – particularly at this time of year where traditionally resolutions are made: Developers typically do not like to market

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Force a favicon onto a webpage – 2016 update

Back in 2011 I wrote this article about supporting multiple sites on shared hosting, and forcing each site to have it’s own favicon. Modern browsers require image files, and it is just older browsers (and IE) that require the .ico files: <link

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