So, changing from a Windows development platform to a Mac OS X platform has been surprisingly smooth. While it has only been a few days, the only glitch I have encountered is when I started up Android Studio 1.0.1 for the first time. tl;dr Go and install this to fix it. Read on to…… Continue reading Getting Android Studio Working On Mac OS X Yosemite
A few months back, a client asked me to look at and improve the SMS messaging ability of their Java program. After seeing that they were using an email to SMS gateway (and associated throttling requirements) I researched the options, and came to the inevitable conclusion that the answer to making the SMS messaging capabilities…… Continue reading What I did with Twilio
I spent the better part of a day and a half beating the keyboard with my head over a very frustrating problem: “WTF! Where’s that cookie I set?!” in a PHP project that I was working on. See, the problem came from abstracting all the cookie related functions to a separate PHP file. Easier to…… Continue reading Included Bugs
So, after spending a fair amount of time building and debugging/testing a web service that I have built for a client I have come to the realization that not only is NuSOAP poorly supported, it is a great concept that has failed at a complete execution. I think the real problem is that one cannot Google…… Continue reading Cleaning a Web Service. . .
I normally love working with XML. XML is simple, clean, extremely flexible, and is generally fun to me, but trying to coordinate the SOAP messages between a PHP NuSOAP server and a client in a VB.NET desktop application has been one headache after another! From poor documentation for NuSOAP, to trouble with complex return types,…… Continue reading The joys of XML . . . blech!
I have come to the conclusion that NuSOAP is a rather good, but poorly documented SOAP solution (hehe). If I ever get the time I might collect my (somewhat extensive) collection of help posts, articles, DQs, and tutorials that have helped me through the process of building a web service that uses NuSOAP (something that…… Continue reading NuSOAP Sucks