Dec 27 2006

Recursively checking for missing alt attributes on img tags with 38 lines of Python code.

Jamie Begin

Today I was the first time I’ve used my new found Python skills in a professional capacity. As part of a larger project, the client wanted me to check each HTML document for image tags missing their “alt” attributes. Knowing how tedious and impercise it would be to do this manually, writing a script was […] …

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Dec 23 2006

A PHP Developer Spends a Week with Python

Jamie Begin

Last week, I wrote about my discontent with PHP and why I chose to give Python a shot at becoming my new tool of choice. Since then, Python and I have spent a lot of time together getting acquainted. I’m finally becoming accustomed to the lack of semicolons and curly braces and have accepted Python’s […] …

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Dec 20 2006

From PHP to Python

Jamie Begin

Before I wrote my “Dear John” letter to PHP the other day, I had largely decided to move to Python as my primary tool. I had been on the fence for months about choosing to pursue Ruby or to follow the Python path. I purchased a book about each and did quite a bit of […] …

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Dec 18 2006

Dear PHP, I think it’s time we broke up.

Jamie Begin

Dear PHP, We’ve been together for about five years now. I’ve had a lot of good times and I’ve really enjoyed being with you. However, the more we work together, the more concerned I get about our future. I’m sorry, but you don’t have the elegance that inspires me to want marry you. I think […] …

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Dec 11 2006

Using Linux to Get Internet Access on your Verizon Phone for Free

Jamie Begin

I recently dumped Sprint for Verizon because Sprint provides such shoddy reception in my area. When researching phones online, I came across a few mentions on how to get free Internet access on some of the models. However, because the suggestions included routing through public proxies, I opted not to do it. However, finally purchasing […] …

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Dec 2 2006

How to Develop A Web Portfolio When You’re a Newbie

Jamie Begin

It’s been some time since I last checked in since I’ve been so busy juggling projects. However, I wanted to make a quick update this weekend. I thought this would be a good topic. Most of my readers I suspect are experienced web developers, but not everyone. Unless you have a formal education in software […] …

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