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WebSockets in Java

WebSockets in Java

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WebSockets have been around for a little while now, but haven't quite reached the point of being mainstream; to some of us old-timers, something like Socket.io seems like the fevered dream of a madman, real-time communication between a web server and a client? What!?! Fear not, gentle readers. It will all be clear soon. A Little [...]
Do It Yourself

Do It Yourself

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Let me alone cause no one wants to be Hanging around with someone messing up like me I guess my way isn't good enough When I try I just keep on wrecking stuff Bouncing Souls, "Argyle" Everyone carries different baggage with them into their chosen field. I don't mean "baggage" in the strictly negative sense; [...]
SASS and Transitional Technologies

SASS and Transitional Technologies

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I was first introduced to SASS early last year. The agency I was working with at the time (Evolution Bureau) began having a series of tech talks amongst the developers where we would introduce each other to different technologies we were excited about; my friend Josh gave a little presentation about his favorite CSS preprocessor. For those who [...]
Schema Versioning in CodaServer

Schema Versioning in CodaServer

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This is a repost of an article from my old blog about CodaServer. It's being published here for posterity. Databases have always been a little awkward in the versioning department. A database server is an environment all its own.  Different databases can have identical schemas but much different data in them.  Some of this data [...]