Bootstrap

Bootstrap is a tool that helps you in making websites. It was developed at Twitter by some of their employees and is a popular framework for rapid web development. Bootstrap is a front end framework, that makes a front end developer’s life much easier. It helps with creating beautiful responsive layouts with its grid system. ...

Ubuntu Server – Users / SSH

Previously, we have talked about how to set up an Ubuntu Server on Amazon EC2. We have also shown how to set up a web server on this. Today we will cover a couple more advanced techniques like how to add SSH users. I will be working of an Ubuntu 12.10 install on EC2 for ...

jQuery Form Validation

Programming for the web involves creating a lot of forms. Creating forms could be regarded as one of the key things a backend programmer does. Forms can often be the method in which data is also stored into a database. This WYSIWYG editor in which I’m writing this content is a form. When you update ...

Sending Email with PHP 2

In our last post, we saw how to create the front end form (with some HTML5 spice) that will help us send emails to anyone! What we will be creating is the ability to send emails to anyone from anyone. This could be also known as “email spoofing“. Even though it is really easy to ...

HTML5 Forms 1

HTML5 Forms
Today we will be going over how to incorporate some HTML5 elements into our plain old boring forms. We will be creating the form for sending someone an email and will be implementing the actual email code in the next post. We will be adding some style to our form as well, so it doesn’t ...

Using XML with PHP 2

Often times, developers will come to a point where they have to use PHP to generate XML. Using PHP to generate XML isn’t exactly the funnest job, but it is a lot better than “hand generating” XML by string concatenation. Note you should never generate XML by string concatenation. It is buggy, prone to mistakes, less maintainable, ...

Google Keep

There are tons of note taking apps out on the web right now. If you want you could take notes on Apple’s native app, Evernote, Google Drive, in a text file in Dropbox,  on Microsoft’s OneNote. My favorite “app” to take notes is the old fashion “pen and paper”, but my preferred virtual app is ...

Connecting to the Flickr API with PHP 15

Today, we will be covering how to connect to the Flickr API with PHP. This will a quick tutorial and we will show you the full code. First we need to sign up for a Flickr API key…I know it’s annoying but that’s just how they roll. To sign up follow this link Once you ...

Installing a Web Server on Ubuntu 5

In the previous blog post we saw how to install Ubuntu on AWS EC2. Today we will see how to install a web server on this Ubuntu instance. Here is a video of me installing all the necessary “stuff” on the Ubuntu instance. Below I’ll cover the install in more detail. Once you have SSH’ed ...

Setting up an Ubuntu Server on Amazon EC2

Setting up an Ubuntu Server on Amazon EC2
Today we will cover how to set up an Ubuntu server on Amazon Web Services (AWS) EC2 (Elastic Compute Cloud) instance. First, we need to sign up for an AWS account. Go to the AWS site and in the top utility bar click “Sign Up”. Note that you will have to enter a credit card number, ...