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LaSalle Software Version Two Development Commences: It Begins From The End

Jan 19, 2017

After going through a ton of prep, staring at my version one code, endless research, going down way too many rabbit holes, I am starting with my Version Two development...

First Paid LaSalle Software Web App Now Live

Dec 14, 2016

My first paid LaSalle Software web application went live Halloween 2016.

What I Learned From My Own Meet-up Talk: Stop Looking In The Rear View Mirror

Nov 17, 2016

After my YRPHP talk on design patterns, I thought that it would be much better to do presentations about "CONTINUOUS" technologies. Because, it is these technologies that are trending. That will change our professional lives forever.

True North PHP Conference 2016

Nov 10, 2016

The final annual True North PHP Conference was very good. Excellent talks, lots of choice with three concurrent tracks to choose from, deep dive tutorials on the Thursday...

Launched The York Region PHP User Group

Sep 8, 2016

I am thrilled to announce the launch of the York Region PHP User Group. The website is atMeetup.c...

Amazon Web Services Awsome Day Toronto

Sep 7, 2016

On Wednesday, August 24, 2016, I attended the first Amazon Web Services "Awsome Day" held in Canada, at the Sheraton Centre in downtown Toronto.

Keyword Search And Google

Aug 10, 2016

I assume everyone understands keyword marketing because everyone does keyword searches. I am reminded again that I am wrong. So here's a little missive on that, with my opinions.

Akeeba Backup For Laravel And WordPress

Jul 14, 2016

I use, and recommend Akeeba Backup Professional for WordPress and Laravel web application backups.

Announcing LaSalle Software Version 1.2

Jul 13, 2016

I am thrilled to announce the version 1.2 release of my LaSalle Software.

Season For A New Web Host

Jul 13, 2016

Rochen webhosting is my preferred web host.

Billion Dollar Investments Just To Make Web App Dev Accessible To You

Jul 13, 2016

Companies borrowed heavily in recent years, but often bought back stock rather than investing in the...

Email List Management Package Finished

Jul 12, 2016

I am thrilled that my latest round of development of my Email List Management package is now done

Inbound Email Handling And Token Based Login -- Getting Close!

May 4, 2016

It's been an intense couple of weeks getting into a whole new area for LaSalle Software. Oh, I've always wanted LaSalle Software to have email handling; but, it's one of those things where so much has had to come before it. Then, my first paid LaSalle Software gig changed my priorities.

LaSalle Software Detailed Features

Mar 15, 2016

A detailed list of LaSalle Software features.

The Major Content Systems Are Trying To Tell You Something: Web Apps!

Mar 15, 2016

The Big Three traditional PHP self-enclosed, shared server hosted, are becoming/have become web application frameworks/platforms. You should be doing the same!

Amazon Web Services Now My Cloud Provider Of Choice

Feb 28, 2016

Amazon Web Services is now my cloud provider of choice.

Why MailChimp Removing Free Tiers Has Me Looking Elsewhere

Feb 26, 2016

MailChimp is suddenly getting out of the "free" business. They suggest Amazon's Simple Email Service. Good idea!

Inaugural PHP Group North Meet-up

Feb 23, 2016

This evening was the inaugural meet-up of a group that I hope finalizes itself as the "GTA 'North' PHP User Group".

Second LaSalle Software Client Is A Volunteer Site

Feb 11, 2016

My next LaSalle Software client is a proof-of-concept volunteer web app...

Announcing A Version Policy Change

Feb 11, 2016

LaSalle Software packages will be tagged individually until the next major version 1.2.0 release...

LaSalleMart Application Programming Interface Development

Feb 11, 2016

LaSalleMart ecommerce API to be a true API, not an internal API. Will use RAML and MuleSoft Tools...

LaSalle Software Post V1.01 Development

Feb 11, 2016

Development on deck now that LaSalle Software Version 1.01 is out...

Announcing LaSalle Software Version 1.01

Feb 11, 2016

I am thrilled to announce the release of LaSalle Software version 1.01 "client-ready" today....

LaSalle Software Will Be Client Ready At Month-end

Jan 19, 2016

LaSalle Software version 1.01 will be released by January 31, 2016, in a client-ready state.

Chamber Of Commerce Breakfast

Dec 22, 2015

This morning I attended my first ever Richmond Hill Chamber of Commerce event -- a breakfast networking shmoozing event at the Richmond Hill Main Library. With LaSalle Software Version 1.0 a month old, and with the polisihing up well in progress, should I reach out to local owner-managed businesses? If so, would my local Chamber of Commerce be an ideal way of reaching out?

True North PHP Conference 2015

Dec 3, 2015

The True North PHP Conference was November 5th to 7th, 2015, in Toronto. It was the first TNPHP that I attended. I had a great time, learned lots, and met lots of people. I especially got a lot out of the Tutorial Day.

How I Used LaSalle Software To Build My Podcast Site Screencast

Dec 2, 2015

Screencast about using my LaSalle Software to build my podcast site.

Introductory Screencast Of LaSalle Software

Dec 2, 2015

Introductory screencast of LaSalle Software.

Welcome To LaSalle Software And My Own Six Web Applications

Nov 18, 2015

Welcome to my LaSalle Software Version 1.0 release; and, to my six web applications based on my Software.


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