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Exception Handling With A Level of Abstraction

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One of the common topics you always see in programming articles is the one about proper use of exception handling and the try/catch mechanism (if supported by your language of choice). As you absorb the wisdom of the sacred text, looking for that nugget of information about how to do it properly, you almost always come across the idea of...
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Minimalism In Code

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You may have heard of minimalism before in all sorts of disciplines and philosophies of life. Some of you might have heard of it as living without many possessions or perhaps in computing to refer to using as least amount of hardware and software resources as possible. I would like to take a small spin on perspective of applying this philosophy of...
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Loading Gravity Forms From A Database

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If you are a developer that has been working with the Gravity Form plugin, you undoubtedly have run across the need to load a form based on a row from the database. Finding documentation on how exactly to go about doing this is very sparse. Unless you have reasoned it out well, you are probably pulling your hair right about now and are at a...
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Generating JSON Web Tokens (JWT) in Java or PHP

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JSON Web Tokens (JWTs) are a mechanism for authentication that is simple to setup and easy to use. However, most of the time when you encounter this topic in a project, you get the advice to just use a JWT package. I am not quite sure why given that creating a token is relatively straight forward if you know how they are built. You can also...
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Top 10 Tips for PHP Programmers

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I thought that it was time for me to give a few helpful tips to those PHP wizards out there on how to write better scripts. I wanted to provide some tips that are a bit different than what you may have read on other blogs or seen in other articles on the subject. While some of these tips are universal (and thus you may have seen already), I am...
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A Brief Overview of Honey Pot Form Fields

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What is a honey pot field?...
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Rolling Dice In Java, C# And PHP

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Some of the very first programs we are introduced to in programming is the idea of random numbers. This is often introduced using the idea of the die or dice. We have all seen them and have probably even thrown a set of dice at some point in our life. A die is pretty much a representation of a random number generator with a fixed range of values....
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Stubbing Out Functions, Do You Do It?

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If have ever taken a beginner programming class in school you were probably introduced to the idea of stubbing out functions. If not, let me quickly tell you what stubbing is. It is the process of identifying tasks in your design and setting up functions to handle those tasks. We define just the function signature (name, parameters and body)...

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