PHP Programming With Leadership

Until recently, I thought leadership was a gift that you either had or did not have. I still believe it is something you can learn and get better at, but I’m now realizing that leadership is something we all have to some capacity. In fact, to be a successful PHP programmer, you have to be a good leader. Continue reading

10 Things I Wish I Knew as a Web Programmer 10 Years Ago

When I reflect on my past experience as a web programmer, there are many things that I know now that I didn’t know ten years ago. The learning process was valuable, but I could have been at a different spot today as a PHP web programmer if I knew these things earlier. Sometimes you don’t have the info when it would benefit you the most, but my hope is that this list will give you something to reflect on. Continue reading

Facebook API and the Future of Social Networking

It is very frustrating to work with a framework system where you cannot get the examples to work properly. It makes it a very time consuming process in getting things to work.

Over the last few weeks I’ve spent a lot of time working with the Facebook API for several different implementations. Logically, I first looked for documentation in how to work with the system to do what it needed to do. That is when I encountered the fact that there are many different ways in using the system, but there is not a lot of clear documentation. Continue reading

How to be an Effective Programmer – Organization

In my mind, what makes the best kind of programmer is their ability to organize.

I say this because when you simplify web programming in general, it basically comes down to solving problems. Taking a complicated (or what appears to be complicated) scenario and simplifying it into smaller pieces that you can understand. In my opinion, organization ends up becoming the most important aspect of web programming….even more important the being an uber programmer. Continue reading