Archive for the ‘Web Development’ Category

The magic that is SQLite

Friday, September 1st, 2017

Back in 2010, I was sitting at a client and using SQLite to do reconciliation between systems when we were doing a migration. Back then I thought: I must do a feature on SQLite as an “App of the week” because, honestly, it’s a beautiful thing.

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My *next* project: Softgui.de

Monday, August 28th, 2017

So I have been busy the last while with my latest website: Softgui.de. The tagline is “The Good Software Guide”. That’s nice, because it’s ambiguous: is the software nice or the guide? You decide.

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Getting started with SAPUI5

Monday, November 18th, 2013

A while back I had the opportunity to investigate SAPUI5 as an option for user interfaces on our current project. Here is a quick little getting started guide that I wrote back then, partly for my own benefit in case I ever need to get started on it again.

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JSON to ABAP data structure program

Monday, April 2nd, 2012

On my current project, I had to write some ABAP code to convert a (deep) ABAP structure to JSON. I have seen at least two projects out there that do the same thing, but nothing that converts JSON to ABAP. So I set out to produce an ABAP program to do this.

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Improved ABAP Source Code Search

Friday, June 19th, 2009

In my last post I showed you how to create your own searchable index of ABAP source code using Ruby in conjunction with the Ferret and saprfc extensions. Today I am going to show you a hugely improved version that will reduce the indexing time and give you a nicer search interface. (Amazingly, this whole thing came in rather handy for me in the last week!)
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PuzzleSurfer is live!

Wednesday, July 16th, 2008

Huzzah! PuzzleSurfer is online and available for your enjoyment. To take part in the fun, head over to PuzzleSurfer right away! The site represents the culmination of weeks of late nights at the computer and heated debates over some of the functionality (which I guess you could consider bonding).

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Hobo is the future of Rails

Friday, April 25th, 2008

I’m probably much too new at both Rails or Hobo to make this kind of comment, but just from what I’ve seen so far, I think that Hobo is where it’s at.

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Netbeans 6.0 M9 – now with Ruby + Rails support!

Tuesday, May 15th, 2007

Oh boy, it seems everyone is jumping on the bandwagon! I’ve just been over to Netbeans, where I saw that there is a preview release (M9) of Netbeans 6.0, and lo and behold – Ruby and Rails support! Mind you, I never bothered to check whether someone had created Ruby/Rails plugins for Netbeans, so I’m not sure whether this is the culmination of long-term work from another project. It sure comes as a surprise to me! (more…)

The pain of PHP debugging

Wednesday, March 14th, 2007

You would have thought by now that I am up and running with a good PHP development environment and coding away furiously. Nothing could be further from the truth. I got stuck on debugging PHP. The main problem is this: I am too thrifty (some would say cheap) to invest in a proper PHP IDE. Instead, I have spent much time looking around for open source alternatives, or failing that, anything that is free. (more…)

Understanding MVC

Sunday, February 18th, 2007

I am in the process of creating a website from scratch, which is proving to be my first real encounter with PHP. For a while, I was looking at several PHP frameworks out there, but decided that I would rather get to know the language first than attempt to learn a framework.

One of the things I got hung up on was how I could redirect to a particular page depending on the logic of the currently executing page (by doing a redirect on the server). An example would be if you access a particular page for which you need to be logged in. At this point, you would want to redirect the user to a logon page. I searched all over and found people asking the same question, even someone asking how to redirect in PHP the way one does in Struts, which I realize now is not a very sensible question, as Struts is a framework, and PHP is a language. (more…)