I was on a mini-vacation so it was about time to make some modifications to my first Google Chrome extension I’ve built on my own – App Instance Tags. Making this app more usable will eventually unlock it’s potential to help a lot of web app developers – and that’s the only goal here – as it’s already helping me in my daily work.
Education is getting more and more specific. Instead of simply teaching computer programming using general topics, some colleges in the U.S. are now actually pushing for curriculums that target a specific subject. One of the topics that caught my attention is casino software.
Apparently, fifteen community colleges in Massachusetts have added a casino syllabus in order to properly educate both programmers and non-programmers on how to handle the floor operations of a casino. The casino industry is cutthroat and ever-changing, which is why people who wish to work in this particular field need special training.
I don’t code much these days but I’m happy to share this useful function I’ve built for generating random strings with optional complexity. Feel free to include this in your projects to generate IDs, referral/promo codes or complex passwords.
I worked with SugarCRM a lot. Actually, my first “real” dev job started with building a robust software solution based on SugarCRM. And so I learned a lot about enterprise software and developed a bunch of solutions using the platform I started with.
Not long ago I started consulting businesses from the US on SugarCRM and enterprise software. I even took over some dev work. Then I found myself managing more than one instance of the same web app. I soon started messing things up by making changes to the wrong application because they all looked and behaved the same!
I just had to find a solution that would prevent me from creating a complete mess and possibly some international scandal by playing with a live application instead of my local app. Naturally, I built a Google Chrome extension.
Not long ago I was working on an integration between WooCommerce and some payment gateway. WooCommerce is an e-commerce solution in a form of a WordPress plugin. It extends your WP website to provide you with an online store, and it is a widely-known and recognized solution.
I needed to develop something very simple that required me to save some additional data about orders that used a certain payment gateway for checkout. I was surprised when I failed to find a functionality in WooCommerce core that would enable me to do this. Naturally, I wrote a plugin.