Tags: PHP

Apparently my PC-VORP* was too Low For Them-An Introduction

Recently I received word via a recruiter that a prospective employer* would not be offering me a job for which I had interviewed. The reason wasn’t because they didn’t like my skills or personality. No that would be easy to understand. Instead, their reason was that they didn’t “feel” I had the passion or commitment […]

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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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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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Counting values in an array

While interviewing for a job a couple weeks ago, I was asked to write code in my language of choice (PHP for me, of course) code that would count the number of values in an array, and then display the counts in a list. The first way I did it was a bit over complicated, […]

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Getting SSL to work with cURL

If you’ve ever had issues with working with SSL and cURL in PHP, perhaps this will help you out. It certainly helped me out, as I had no clue it wasn’t going to work as is. The more you know, I suppose.

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