Disrupting Your Web Development Workflow

I had a chance to speak at the Iowa Javascript meetup about Web Development Workflow tools. There are three things which have really made me reconsider and revise the process by which I organize and deploy code to servers: The need to make ideas and concepts available for consumption as quickly as possible. I work…

Bootstrap Icons in Sitefinity Hack

The Bootstrap framework includes a bunch of awesome icons, which you include in your markup using a custom <i> tag. But some tools (ahem, Sitefinity CMS) like to autocorrect your HTML, so it doesn’t play nicely with the <i> tag. But you can use a DIV instead. So instead of: <i class=”icon-remove” /> use: <div class=”icon-remove” />

Bash Shell One Liner: Find and compress files

Mostly wanted to write this down so I can find it later… This bash shell snippet will search a directory tree for files matching a number of regular expression criteria, and then add them all to tar/gzipped file. I was using the Mac OS X terminal…this took me a long time to figure out because…

Why use NoSQL instead of mySQL?

I’ve been watching/reading all the hub-bub about NoSQL databases.  This is the part of the blog post where I briefly recap the NoSQL movement: schema-less, key/value stores, document stores, yadda yadda yadda. But you have Google too.  (Although this one is my current favorite). I’ve got a couple applications brewing, both for work and personally.…