Letsencrypt on AWS with Nginx

2/20/2016

I'll try not get on a soapbox here, but personally I think it's a good idea to encrypt all of your websites, domains, intra-network cloud traffic, etc. I don't like the idea of people sniffing my traffic and there is something undeniably nice about having a "green padlock" on my...

Prefix Free? Maybe not for Now

5/15/2013

UPDATE 2/20/16: This site has been redesigned since the original posting of this article. References to elements of the old design are no longer relevant, but the general idea is consistent. I came across Lea Verou's outstanding -prefix-free(such a delighfully clever, ironic name) a while...

PL/SQL Flexible Parameter Passing

4/7/2013

With PL/SQL and mod_plsql you'll need to specify and IN parameter for each request parameter. The parameters you pass to a procedure can either be appended to the end of the URL, included in a POST (or PUT, etc.) request payload, or some combination thereof. Keep in mind that these IN...

Improve PL/SQL HTTP Verb Support

3/21/2013

The PL/SQL, mod_plsql web stack offers HEAD, GET, and POST out of the box. But let's face it, these three verbs aren't enough to work with. Is it possible to perform standard CRUD ops and write a rich web application with just GET and POST? Yes, but doing so does not capitalize on the...

JavaScript Event Throttling & Debouncing

11/10/2012

A number of built-in JavaScript events fire frequently. This behavior provides benefits to general applications, but can hinder the performance or aesthetic of a page. The default sampling behavior can be easily modified by event throttling or event debouncing. THROTTLING To illustrate...