Nov 6 2014

Building Highly Reliable Deployments

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By Vitorrio Brooks One of the advantages of running your application on a mature public cloud, such as Amazon Web Services, is the built-in redundancy and high-availability provided by its services. From the ability to deploy to multiple regions and data centers to the native redundancy of its services and virtual resources, AWS provides a [&hellip …

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Feb 9 2012

4 Non-Obvious Tips When Developing with Credit Card Gateways

Jamie Begin

I’ve been working with credit card payment gateways as a web developer since 1997, when I built an e-commerce website for a small computer store. It’s a complex industry with myriad fees intentionally obscured behind various jargon. I’ve picked up on some of it along the way, but didn’t really start to get a solid […] …

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Feb 4 2010

Adding a “disable” feature to the script.aculo.us Ajax.Autocompleter

Jamie Begin

Scriptalicious’s Ajax.Autocompleter control is pretty cool. It allows a developer to add a drop-down auto-completion feature to an input box with one line of Javascript and a single div tag in the HTML. However (surprisingly), it doesn’t provide a means to turn off the autocompletion feature once it’s attached it to the target tex …

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Feb 4 2010

Rebooted… again.

Jamie Begin

I’ve been half-heartily blogging for a few years now. Every so often I’ll get the urge, write something, and then leave it untouched for months. I’d be loath to come back to the blog because it felt that I somehow let the Internet down by not writing more frequently. As silly as that sounds, it […] …

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Mar 23 2008

Dead and archived

Jamie Begin

Well… it’s only been over a year since a last update. As you could probably guess, this is now yet another blog upon the Internet scrapheap. Truth be told, I am involved in considerably more admin-type work than I am development nowadays. I may change the direction of the blog in the future to reflect […] …

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Jan 30 2007

Google Password Generator Gadget

Jamie Begin

Today I needed a short break and decided to port over a Javascript password generator that I had previouly written to the XML format used by Google for their homepage “gadgets” (aka “widget”). I use it primarily for creating database passwords and figured at least a few of the people out there could find their […] …

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