Category Archives: Programming

Blog posts about programming in general or concerning languages that don’t fit in any other category.

I Am Studying NHibernate

I have not blogged about programming for a long time. That does not mean that I have not been improving my skills. I frequently come across something new and document it for my notes. For example, I recently discovered that … Continue reading

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Offline Database On iPhone Using SQLite

I like to take my iTouch with me on my trips to New York City so I can listen to music during the long bus trip. I also copy my compiled HTML notes on New York City to my iTouch … Continue reading

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New Drupal Services

I have not been blogging enough about my business. I have been blogging about my travels just to let clients know when I am unavailable. At least that is my justification for blogging about my trips. Recently I have been … Continue reading

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How To Appear To Be A Sophisticated Programmer

During the economic apocalypse it will be increasingly important to stand out from all the other programmers applying for the few remaining jobs. It would certainly help if you appear to be the most sophisticated programmer. There are many ways … Continue reading

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Elgg 1.6 – International Weather Widget

I have created a new Elgg widget to display your local weather on your profile page or the dashboard. In response to suggestions from Elgg users I have revised this widget to support International locations. You can download the plugin … Continue reading

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Elgg 1.6 Threaded Blog Comments

Elgg 1.6 has been released and I’ve created a new version of my threaded comment system to work with the current version. You can download the latest plugin at http://community.elgg.org/pg/plugins/rsrobbins/read/242714/threaded-blog-comments-elgg-16. I made a few improvements while working on the new … Continue reading

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Elgg 1.5 Widget – Amazon Wish List

Yesterday I upgraded my Amazon Wish List widget for Elgg 1.5. You can download it at http://community.elgg.org/pg/plugins/rsrobbins/read/230079/amazon-wish-list-widget Now that I’ve finally completed my work on the threaded comments for Elgg 1.2 it is time to move on to Elgg 1.5 … Continue reading

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Elgg Threaded Blog Comments

I have finally finished my work on a threaded comment system for Elgg 1.2. You can download the plugin at http://community.elgg.org/pg/plugins/rsrobbins/read/228544/threaded-blog-comments This must completely replace the existing blog plugin because the change from an annotation comment to an ElggObject comment … Continue reading

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Vista’s Virtual Store Bites Me In The Ass

I’ve been working on my blog comment threading modification of Elgg for the last few days. As I was copying my files to my iBook to test my instructions on how to implement the changes, I noticed something weird. When … Continue reading

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6 Ways To Work With Dates In JavaScript

Yesterday I added another AJAX demonstration to my web site using the Reddit API. http://www.williamsportwebdeveloper.com/reddit.html The reddit API provides dates in the UTC number format which forced me to spend some time figuring out how to convert it into other … Continue reading

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Elgg And Zen Cart

Pennsylvania still has not passed a budget so I continue to work on my web development skill set. Currently I plan to focus on Elgg and Zen Cart. Zen Cart is a new web application for me. I think it … Continue reading

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Brothel Locator Web Service In COBOL

My last article on How To Create A JSON Web Service in ASP.NET did not attract much interest so it is time to step it up a notch. To make this article more interesting I’m going to create a new … Continue reading

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How To Create A JSON Web Service In ASP.NET

ASP.NET makes it easy to create web services but they usually return XML. Like many web developers I now prefer JSON. This article and sample code will show you how to get your web service to return data in the … Continue reading

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Web Site Revamped

Tonight I revamped my web site. I have not updated my web site in a long time although I had a task on my To Do List to improve the wording. I have updated the content to reflect my current … Continue reading

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My Professional Development

I have not been putting as much time into my professional development as I used to but I still make incremental advances. ASP.NET technology has outpaced me since I managed to catch up with ASP.NET 2.0. I have not learned … Continue reading

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WordPress – Windows Live Writer Fix

I think I have finally solved the problem I have been having with WordPress and Windows Live Writer. Windows Live Writer is a free Microsoft program that allows you to write blog posts and submit them to your blog. It … Continue reading

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What I’ve Been Adding To My Notes

As a busy web developer, I learn something new every day and I take the time to document what I learn in my notes. The following is a list of material I’ve recently added to my notes: A tagged regular … Continue reading

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Book Review – ASP.NET 3.5 Social Networking

I recently finished reading the book ASP.NET 3.5 Social Networking by Andrew Siemer. I consider this book to be one of the more important books to read because I’m very interested in building social networking web sites and ASP.NET is … Continue reading

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Elgg Languages

Today I examined how Elgg supports foreign languages for web site internationalization. I discovered that Elgg does not check the browser’s language setting. Instead you have to set the language for the entire site. This means that you cannot create … Continue reading

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ASP.NET 2.0 Culture – Web Site Internationalization

Last night I watched the movie Paris, Je T’Aime, a collection of short films set in various arrondissements. This is undoubtedly one of the best recent films to see before you travel to Paris. I especially liked the short film … Continue reading

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