How to retrieve a usable date format from the Telligent REST API

April 23, 2013

Telligent’s Community Server has a REST API that allows developers to tap into almost every aspect of the database. While creating an importer for WordPress I was attempting to backfill posts with the correct publish date. Telligent provides the publish date through a field called PublishedDate, however in its default format the date is not

First Experiences with WebMatrix 2 and Windows Azure Website

February 16, 2013

WebMatrix is a free web development tool produced by Microsoft. WebMatrix is a complete development environment that not only provides a code editor, it also creates a new private instance of IIS Express to debug your project in, and downloads any dependencies your project may need, I.E. SQL Server Express, MySQL, PHP, etc. I was

Count lines of code in files recursively

January 26, 2013

If you are attempting to find a count of the total lines of code in files in a directory recursively from Linux or Mac OS X the following command will do what you want. This particular command prints out all lines contained in any file with a .php extension, then counts the number of lines

PHP: Find a file within a given path

December 12, 2012

If you need to locate a file somewhere within a given path this code snipped will do it for you. Please note that it only works on files systems that can handle the Linux style architecture. This means that the code will likely not work on a Windows Server. I created this snippet specifically to

Turn email ( SMTP ) back on in OS X Mountain Lion

November 8, 2012

I upgraded to Mountain Lion a few days ago and I have to say that I have had several major disappointments. Overall it is great. Still pretty, faster than Lion, and I have not experienced the battery drain issues that have plagued some users. What I have noticed is that most of my standard, every