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The Weak Case Against Strong Encryption

I used to think that the idea of banning encryption was too absurd for discussion. Whenever a politician or government official suggested it, I figured it to be a ploy covering the real desire, which was not to ban encryption, but to require backdoors that would allow encrypted content to be accessed by government agencies. So it goes in the ...

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8 Steps to Migrating from JavaScript to TypeScript

Solve App Problems 10x Faster with AppDynamics – Monitor production apps at code-level depth with minimal overhead. Start a FREE Trial! Recently, we’ve been moving our Browser RUM agent from JavaScript to TypeScript. Though it’s been a challenge, we enjoyed seeing how the change will benefit us and it’s been fun learning a new language in the process. Let me ...

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PHP Xmlencoder & Xmldecoder Example

In this example we are going to learn how to encode and decode XML (Extensible Markup Language) with PHP. For this example we will use: A computer with PHP >= 5.5 installed notepad++ 1. What Is XML XML (Extensible Markup Language) is a markup language like html. It is a syntax for creating data representation languages. XML was designed to ...

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Quick Start: End-to-End Testing With Protractor

As AngularJS applications become more complex, manual testing becomes unreliable and repetitive. Unit Testing is a great start for testing the code, but eventually End-to-End testing is needed for better coverage. A great tool to use for this is Protractor, which is an end-to-end test framework for AngularJS applications. In this blog, we’ll introduce the benefits of Protractor and give ...

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AngularJs 2 Series: Build Your Own Component

Introduction AngularJs 2 is a popular JavaScript framework to create Single Page Application (SPA). In a Single Page Application, upon client making the request the data fetched from the server or locally is rendered in the browser instantly without the page refresh. Only the area or part of the DOM, that needs to display the data, is changed. AngularJs 2 ...

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Refactoring Legacy Rails Controllers

Ruby on Rails controllers are like the bouncers of a nightclub. No identification at a club? You aren’t getting in. Without the proper clothes, you can expect to be turned away. Oh, you wanna say something slick? You’re definitely not getting in, and you might be getting a beatdown on your way out. Controllers are the bouncers of the Rails ...

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Writing a very simple JS editor

There are nice web editors out there which are ready to be used: you just download them and plug them in your page. I have used myself both CodeMirror and ACE in the past. For example I wrote a plugin for CodeMirror to support PlantUML. However there is an issue with these editors: they are difficult to extend and difficult ...

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PHP Uppercase And Lowercase Example

In this example we will show you how to manipulate strings from uppercase to lowercase and from lowercase to uppercase with PHP. This is neccesary when you need to format text. For this example we will use: A computer with PHP >= 5.5 installed notepad++ 1. Getting Started Changing text from uppercase to lowercase or from lowercase to uppercase can become necessary ...

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PHP Qr Code Generator Example

QR codes is an abbreviation for quick response code. It was first designed for the automotive industry in Japan. A QR code consists of black squares arranged in a square grid on a white background. QR codes is used to store information or data. Data stored with QR codes can be read with a smart mobile device. In this example ...

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PHP Number Format Example

Sometimes it can be neccessary to display a nicely formatted number on a webpage, instead of an ugly and hard to understand number. For example 234,654.49 is way more beautiful and easier to comprehend than 234654.49876. This is where number formating comes in. In this example we shall discuss number formatting in PHP. For this example we will use: A ...

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