Programming

That’s Some Next Level $@#%^!

I started programming computers when I was about 10 years old.  My dad had an old 286 computer with an 8 color screen that he’d let me play around with.  He brought home a BASIC programming book from work one day and showed me how to start programming.  I was hooked.  From there I learned Delphi (basically visual Pascal) while I worked in the QA department for Medisoft (my dad’s software company) during high school.  In high school I learned…

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What is an API?

There are so many acronyms when it comes to computers (HTML, CSS, PHP, API, SDK, JSON, blah blah blah blah) that it can sometimes (always) be confusing.  Often times people are told that in order to do thing X with system Y – they’ll need to use the API.  For example – my sister in law uses Mindbody Online for scheduling classes for her gym.  Mindbody’s user experience is horrible. So we want to build our own to replace it.…

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What is AJAX and how can I use it?

If you’ve ever spent time looking for stuff on the Internet you know that there are a million and a half acronyms out there – PHP, HTML, SQL, etc.  AJAX is an acronym that gets used a lot, but do you actually know what it is?  AJAX stands for Asynchronous JavaScript And XML – that’s an uber-geek definition that really means “I can dynamically change content on a web page based on data I get from somewhere else without having…

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