Angular - Basic app setup

On: Jan. 31, 2017

By: Alex Wilkinson

Angular has been around for a few years and I feel now that I am indeed a little bit behind the times, especially with Angular 2 development and Angular's generally stunted growth of late but I have only recently really gotten into web development...

Spring MVC and Boot what are they?

On: Jan. 25, 2017

By: Alex Wilkinson

After getting back into Spring and working with MVC I was confused as to why I kept hearing about Spring Boot, what was this version of Spring? and Why was it so popular? I for one found the whole ecosystem a little baffling to begin with and it o...

Spring - Putting the Spring back into my Code

On: Jan. 19, 2017

By: Alex Wilkinson

I started going over the basics of Spring and Java EE a good few months ago, at this stage it must be more like six months or so ago, it was ok and although I didn't really enjoy it I felt I was understanding it and pick up the basics. Due to othe...

A RESTful API with PHP and Slim3 Part4 - The API Requests

On: Jan. 14, 2017

By: Alex Wilkinson

Now that all the basics have been put down and the API skeleton is in place it is time to look at how to add the extra parts to get the user data which, of course is the main reason we want an API in the first place. With Slim this is also an easy...

Why Did I Write PHP Off!

On: Jan. 12, 2017

By: Alex Wilkinson

I've noted on here before that I started with Java and continue to spend a whole lot of time working in Java, I do like Java overall, but just because I liked Java didn't mean I shouldn't be more open to other technologies and for the most part I ...

Road map for 2017

On: Jan. 3, 2017

By: Alex Wilkinson

Last year was a very busy year which really push my programming knowledge and ability along rapidly as the year went on. I picked up so many useful skills in many areas from web to mobile and this year is going to be my big transitioning year as I...

My Year in code 2016

On: Dec. 24, 2016

By: Alex Wilkinson

This year has been an interesting one and when I look back on it I am sure this year will be my pivotal year as this is the year I started to get real about programming and actually pushing hard to learn all I could. **My Java Course** The ...

My Christmas Holiday Project

On: Dec. 20, 2016

By: Alex Wilkinson

With Christmas fast approaching I will have two weeks holiday, one of those will be spent in Thailand, however I aim to get some serious programming done on some more fun projects, or so is my hope. I have a few different ideas knocking around (so...

Creating a RESTful API with PHP and Slim3 Part3 - The API Basics

On: Dec. 9, 2016

By: Alex Wilkinson

For the API we will focus on creating just three core files for now which will be: - **index.php** - The core file that will route all the requests to the directed file - **dbconnect.php** - The database logic and all the database calls - ...

Creating a RESTful API with PHP and Slim3 Part2 - The Code Setup

On: Nov. 30, 2016

By: Alex Wilkinson

This is the continuation of my RESTful API series the previous one all about [boring setup is here][1] but if you have come from that one or don't need the setup information then this is the best place to be. As I mentioned before I am a novice to...