Justin Carmony

Thoughts on Technology & Teams

PHP Design - Biggest Database Oversights

Empowering JavaScript Through jQuery

Once I discovered jQuery, my life as a web developer changed. There are few libraries, tools, etc. that I can honestly say have completely changed the way I code. In all honesty, jQuery makes the difficult aspects of JavaScript and turns them into a strength. I recommend it over any other JavaScript library I know. It is smaller, leaner, straight forwards, and more powerful than anything out there. Large companies like Google, Microsoft, and Dell use it. Microsoft is now including jQuery in Visual Studio, their powerful IDE for making websites. If anything, I have yet to meet a person who has used jQuery and has gone to anything else.

Is Apple Blinded by Style?

I have to add my voice to Jason D. O’Grady from ZDNet’s “The Apple Core” about the new MacBook & MacBook Pro. Jason complains:

EA - Lack of Quality & Out of Touch

An article posted on Slashdot just set me off today. Custom PC reports a quote from EA‘s CEO, John Riccitiello, about DRM & their recent games:

PHP Video Tutorial – Getting Started – Installing XAMPP

Local LAMP Developement & User Content

I’ve come up with a simple solution for handling user uploaded content when trying to work in a local development environment. I’ve installed XAMPP on my windows machine and at the beginning of every week I take a database snapshot and update my local database. I had a pretty smooth system going with one problem: user uploaded content.

Ubuntu Desktop Terminal - Su

This is just a quick reference for myself. When I want to “su to root” in Ubuntu’s terminal I need to do the follow: sudo su

Jing - Sharing Made Easy

I’ve found this really cool program, and it is awesome. I think Jing has stumbled upon a great idea. The concept is simple: instead of explaining things, you show things. In a nut shell, I can select any part of my monitor, take a screenshots and make notes on it, or make a video recording, and upload it to the web. I’ve been able to do this before, but Jing makes it 100% streamlined. It works for Windows and OS X.

Adeona - Open Source LoJack for Laptops

There is nothing worse than having your laptop or computer stolen. Recently, a close family member had his house robbed, losing his PC and Laptop. The biggest set back wasn’t the cost, but the hundreds of important files for work that were lost.

It's Time for Campaignin' - Elections Video

I couldn’t help resist posting this video I found over at John P‘s blog. The thing I like best is that it equally hammers all people involved.