Category: LAMP

End of the Week

Although I failed to make a post yesterday, that doesn’t mean I stopped my code work. I was up late into the evening on Wednesday and deep into Thursday morning, like Tuesday/Wednesday. Unlike the previous day, I got a lot more accomplished, hitting seven easy and one moderate challenge. In addition, I also tried out […]

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Spinning Wheels

What I should have done last night was a hard coding challenge. Instead, I spent way too many hours trying to clean up an easy challenge to get a full score. The challenge itself wasn’t hard, but getting it to not suck up time and memory was difficult. What’s worse, figuring out how to test […]

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Code Cubs Code

Today I finished the Laravel tutorial. I had to scramble to make some changes, as I was using Laravel 5.1 and the tutorial was 5.0, which caused a couple issues. Nevertheless, it’s a pretty straightforward looking system. For a CRUD heavy application, I can see some obvious advantages over ZF2. While pretty much everything you […]

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A Brand New Week

For schools, banks, and post offices today may have been an off day, but not for me and my continued journey back into the world of code. Today I knocked out another four easy challenges (2 in PHP, 1 in Ruby, and 1 in Python) and two moderate challenges (both in PHP). The challenges were […]

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Branching Out and Up

I really pushed it today, as I completed nine challenges on CodeEval. Although most of the challenges were easy, I did two moderate challenges (one in Ruby), and one hard challenge. In addition, one of the easy challenges I completed in both Python 2 and Python 3, bringing it to four languages that I’ve worked […]

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Getting back In the Swing

After a busy morning and afternoon on Monday, I took a break on Tuesday to spend some time with my sister (up from St. Louis for the afternoon) and see The Martian (I highly recommend it). Today I returned to it, knocking out four easy and one moderate challenge on CodeEval. The moderate challenge (finding […]

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Getting back in (Programming) Shape

After a spring and summer of hiking, it’s time for me to get back to the business of programming. Unfortunately, this involves having to find a new job. This wasn’t the understanding I had when I attempted hiking the Appalachian Trail back in March, but a series of events happened that left me in this […]

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Why Coding Standards Matter

Sometimes it can be a bit of a chore to adhere to coding standards. After all, who really cares if braces after method declarations are on the next line, while control structure braces start on the same line? In the larger scheme, perhaps sticking to the agreed upon standards don’t matter. But when you’re working […]

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Upgrading to Zend Framework 2: One Week (or so) Review

After a little more than a week since I started the upgrade to ZF, I have to say I am enjoying working with it, although it certainly gave me headaches. Admittedly, most of those headaches were a result of my own questionable coding decisions from the existing ZF1 application. Still, it was a bit frustrating […]

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Upgrading to Zend Framework 2.0

While working on a project* recently, I made the decision to move it from its current Zend Framework 1.12 base into Zend Framework 2.0. Although there certainly are similarities in much of the code between the two versions, there certainly are differences, primarily in how the overall structure of the framework operates. After having futzed […]

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