Technical

Science Fiction to Science Fact

Science Fiction to Science Fact, this article looks at some of the amazing developments from creative minds, to something you can pick up and use today. So what science fiction can you use today and potentially extend yourself? Merriam-Webster defines etymology as “Etymon means “origin of a word” in Latin, and comes from the Greek word etymon, meaning “literal meaning …

iFrames, the power and pain of a good idea

iFrames or “inline Frames” were first introduced in 1997. In over 20 years of use the technology industry used, praised, shunned and ignored iFrames. This article explores this wonderful technology and how it can be used in a very positive sense.   iFrames or multiple screens? Space is a premium for everyone.  From the macro to the micro.  However when …

Languageizer using a browser’s SpeechSynthesis

Languageizer is a tool available on the WhereWeLearn platform. https://wherewelearn.com/forfun/languageizer-options.php Languageizer uses modern browser technology to help in the learning of languages by combining basic word lists with a browser’s SpeechSynthesis. It uses the fundamentals of speaking a language and modern browser technology to provide a free language learning tool.   Current Languageizer and Language Projects on WhereWeLearn N.B. These …

Building FOTS solutions for your business

Building FOTS solutions which integrate with operations has direct influence on your profits. If you need a quick reminder of what FOTS or Feet on the Street is, you can start here. What solution works best for your business and where to start?   Approaching a build can be challenging but having built numerous solutions here are the major considerations …

Parent-child, one to many and foreign keys in databases

Parent-child relationships, one to many relationships and foreign keys are the basics of databases.  What are they and how are they useful? Technically those names all represent the same thing yet why so many names?   This article looks from a business perspective at the power of this concept and how it can be harnessed. Whilst a very early concept …

Standard measures and the problems they pose

Standard measures are internationally approved amounts and counts to help countries inter-operate.  Yet for programmers they pose massive challenges. This article looks at some of the most common measures and how they pose challenges when internationally used. Based on over a decade of writing systems for international use here are some of the primary challenges I’ve encountered and how I …

Autopostbacks and the challenges of saving in real time

Autopostbacks are a great idea for ensuring information saves in real time until you get poor Internet connectivity.  How, why and where should they be used? The Internet is a blessing and a curse for programmers.  Autopostbacks address an operational challenge faced by web developers. However the reality of poor global connectivity and mobile connectivity introduces further challenges. This article …

IP addresses, white listing, blacklisting, locking and blocking

IP addresses are your phone number on the Internet.  Like phone calls you get good calls and bad calls.  So how do you manage your number online? This backbone concept of the Internet of having unique phone numbers has been around since the dawn of the Internet. Security management relies a lot on these numbers and this article looks at …