What is a web Application?

In this article I will explain what a web application is, what are the advantages and disadvantages and what is required to build and run a browser based application. I will also cover who creates the browser based application. What is a Web Application? A web application runs in a web browser. It is just like a program… Read More »

The Gig Economy for the PHP Programmer

The gig economy is still emerging. It is really this silent phenomena that no one is aware of and is hard to track or measure. It is a shift from skilled labor being employed to being self employed. Think of this as skilled labor from film makers to accountants, to programmers and all the skills in between. Skilled… Read More »

How To PHP AWS SDK S3 Upload Script

In this article I show you how to create an Amazon Web Services (AWS) Simple Storage Service (S3) script using the AWS PHP software developer’s kit (SDK). You can create a backup script based on this script to backup and protect your website. 70% of small businesses that have a major data loss go out of business within… Read More »

How To Check Laptop Battery Using Upower

Checking your laptop battery from the command line is rather easy using the upower command. This article is an introduction to the Linux upower command and an example from my Linux laptop which is used as a PHP Programming test server. Background I have 2 laptops that I use as test servers. They were cheap so I bought… Read More »

Why You Should Backup Your Website

If you are a website owner and value your website or blog, backing up your website content and data is important. 70% of small businesses fail after a data loss. All the more reason to backup your data. I use Amazon Web Services S3 for storage of my website data. S3 stands for Amazon Simple Storage Service. Why… Read More »

Blogging for the PHP Programmer

If you are an inspiring PHP Programmer or an old hat PHP Developer you should have a blog. A blog can help you stand out. In this article I will offer some guidance on blogging, why you should blog, types of blogs, doing research, how to rank, and much more. Why You Should Blog If you are trying… Read More »

Coding Boot Camp for the PHP Programmer

Is attending a coding boot camp worth the time, effort and money? In this article I will try to answer these questions and I will give you my opinion. I will cover what skills you need develop to become a PHP Programmer. You can acquire these skills in many ways. I will talk about self study, junior college,… Read More »

Becoming an Entry Level PHP Programmer

This article gives some guidance on how to become a PHP / MySql developer and what you will need to know. I assume you have some programming and database familiarity because we will start at that level. You will need a simple development and testing environment. I go over that in this article. I give a laundry list… Read More »

System Analysis and Design for the PHP Programmer

This article covers system analysis and design from the PHP developer’s perspective. Not only should programmers be aware of system analysis and design, site owners should be aware of this as well. If a developer fails to perform an adequate system analysis and design they are setting themselves up for working harder and longer than they should have.… Read More »

11 Things You Can do to Improve Your Website SEO Ranking

Here is 11 things you can do to improve your website SEO ranking. All of these factors are important. I suggest you start by blogging while applying the other 9 ranking factors. If you do so your website should rank well within your niche. Google has as many as 200 ranking factors. Everyone of them matter. I’ve selected… Read More »