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The Paradox of Plugins: How to eXtend Your WordPress Site Safely & Sanely

The Paradox of Plugins: How to eXtend Your WordPress Site Safely & Sanely Is it better to use a pre-made WordPress plugin or hire a developer to create a custom one? As many a WordPress user has lamented, plugins can be a great asset — and huge liability — at the same time. Built right, plugins add crucial functionality to your WordPress site. What is a plugin? A plugin is a modularized section of code added to your website to do specific things. Plugins utilize the PHP scripting langu

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Developer Busts Through Stalemate to Create Chess Engine Using FileMaker Pro

[FMP Tip-n-Trick] FileMaker Developer Busts Through Stalemate to Create Chess Engine FileMaker Database App Reigns in Gaming Platform by Joe Cellino, eXcelisys FileMaker Developer There are two things that bring me joy in this world — chess and FileMaker. I never thought that these two passions would cross paths in my lifetime, but now, that day has come. Having spent the past several years immersed in the tech industry, I’ve seen how rapidly machine learning has progressed. From autonomou

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I Got Quicker at Debugging and So Can You

I Got Quicker at Debugging and So Can You Eradicate those Annoying Little Code Demons with these Tools and a Few Lines of Custom Code I Developed by Michael Suhrbier, eXcelisys Web App Developer You’ve probably heard of these PHP / MySQL debugging techniques: Xdebug — Great if you can get it working. BackTrace(), print_r(), var_dump(), etc. — Very useful but usually very ugly and not easy for humans to read and understand. PHP / MySQL logs — Fine for the average user, but let’s e

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To Be … Or Not to Be – A FileMaker Certified Developer

To Be … Or Not to Be – A FileMaker Certified Developer Should You Hire Only FileMaker Certified Developers? How Do Developers Earn Certification and What Does it Mean? We asked a bunch of developers about the certification process and its impact on their work. As a consumer, you want to know what you’re paying for when you hire a developer with the FileMaker Inc. seal of approval. How do developers get certified — and what, eXactly, does it mean? “I do think the certificate process

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Out with the Old, In with the New — Updating PHP is Essential for You!

Out with the Old & In with the New, Updating PHP is Essential for You! Why PHP & WordPress Updates Should Top Your New Year’s “To Do” List By Michael Suhrbier, eXcelisys Web App Developer What is PHP? Hypertext Preprocessor (PHP) is an amazing and popular server-side programming language used in web development. How prominent is it? Well, it’s powerful enough to run the biggest blogging system on the web (WordPress) and the largest social network platform in the world (Facebook)!

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Holiday Light Maker Finds Peace on Earth with Sales Quoting & Fulfillment App

Holiday Light Maker Finds Peace on Earth with Sales Quoting & Fulfillment App FileMaker Platform Brings Bright Sparkle to Global Operations at Christmas Northeast / Nicolas Holiday Just as Santa relies on the elves to keep his North Pole toy shop churning, holiday light manufacturer Christmas Northeast / Nicolas Holiday depends on the FileMaker Platform to manage sales and distribution of its bulbous bling. As the sole manufacturer of all GE-branded holiday lighting products, the compa

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Survival Guide (7 of 7): Find, Hire & Work with a Software Developer, Successfully!

Survival Guide (7 of 7): Find, Hire & Work with a Software Developer, Successfully! Bringing Your Vision to Life: Development, Testing & Deployment Development styles — What to eXpect Broadly speaking, there are three common approaches to development: agile, waterfall and prototyping. All are intended to get to the finished product in an efficient manner, but each takes a different approach. The agile development style practices discovery as development unfolds and requires

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<p>Is your site running an older version of PHP...

Is your site running an older version of PHP? Chances are … yes. According to W3Tech, 76.6% of websites are running a version of 5X.  This December, support ends for versions 5.6 to 7.0, pushing them to end of life.  This means no more security updates! What does this mean for you if your site is still running an older version of PHP? It means that if a new security issue is found it will not be fixed going forward. So, if you get hacked there may not be a simple fix. You can always roll back, b

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PHP Support ending in December – Woo Commerce patched

Is your site running an older version of PHP? Chances are … yes. According to W3Tech, 76.6% of websites are running a version of 5X.  This December, support ends for versions 5.6 to 7.0, pushing them to end of life.  This means no more security updates! What does this mean for you if your site is still running an older version of PHP? It means that if a new security issue is found it will not be fixed going forward. So, if you get hacked there may not be a simple fix. You can always roll back, b

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WordPress Website Redesign Boosts Placement Firm’s Candidate & Recruiter Traffic

WordPress Website Redesign Boosts Placement Firm’s Candidate & Recruiter Traffic Responsive Design & Custom Plugins Optimize Century Group’s eXternal & Internal User eXperiences When businesses in Southern California, the Bay Area or Denver need a new CFO, controller, accountant or payroll coordinator, they turn to Century Group for help in recruiting the right candidate. Likewise, job-seeking finance and accounting professionals rely on Century Group when they’re on the h

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Custom Web App Keeps ASAP Aquatics from Drowning in Paperwork

Pond Care Company Uses FileMaker Pro with Field-Synced iPads to Deliver Photos & Service Records to Office Staff & Clientele; System Eliminates Paperwork & Improves Customer Communications ASAP Aquatics is located in Indianapolis. Lakes and ponds are lovely … when they are lovely. But not so much when frothy slicks of fluorescent algae bloom all over the surface. To fix this problem, the people of Central Indiana rely on ASAP Aquatics. Founded in 1996, ASAP Aquatics offers algae

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Penny Newman Grain Co.

Penny Newman Grain Co. CLIENT Penny Newman Grain Co. DATE 2012 TAGS Agriculture, Consulting, Database, Design-Development, FileMaker Go, FileMaker Pro, Mobile Applications, Synchronization About Penny Newman Grain Co. Penny Newman Grain Inc. is a grain/feed supplier to the cattle and livestock industry. Challenge: Penny Newman had an idea to try and convert their dealers from paper-based reportin

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Survival Guide (6 of 7): Find, Hire & Work with a Software Developer, Successfully!

The Discovery Phase: Taking the Final Leap: Define the Scope & Approve the Plan When it’s time to actually begin development the tendency is to want to just get started. A lot of time and effort has gone into getting to this point, so there can be a lot of eXcitement about finally making things happen. However, there is one last step to take before your developer puts fingers to keyboard. The “discovery” phase is where the requirements gathering is done. It is the all important planning

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FileMaker Pro Brings Light to the End of Repair Shop’s Dark Data Tunnel

FileMaker Pro Brings Light to the End of Repair Shop’s Dark Data Tunnel Solution Optimizes Workflow & Allows ERS to Analyze Data to Reduce Customers’ Repair Costs When an endoscope fails or performs poorly, it’s a big, costly deal.  Broken scopes lead to downtime and downtime costs money. So how do hospitals, surgery centers and clinics keep their endoscopy suites in full working order? They rely on businesses like Endoscopy Repair Specialist Inc. (ERS) to provide preventive mainten

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Survival Guide (Part 5 of 7): Find, Hire and Work with a Software Developer, Successfully!

Part 5: Rassling with the R’s — Roles and Responsibilities in Software Development Knowing the Software Development Roles… It’s important to get the right people in the right place at the right time. Once the development project launches, everyone involved will have an opinion, eXpertise and investment in the outcome. To get the best results, it’s important to use each person in the right way. Quality in, quality out. In this installment, we’ll walk you through client and developer d

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[FMP Tip-n-Trick] FileMaker Pro Audit Trail “Revisited”

FileMaker Pro Audit Trail “Revisited” By Doug West Nearly four years have passed since our last Easy-Bake FileMaker Pro Audit Trail made its Internet debut. The same principles are still going strong, and now we’ve added some bells and whistles based on user feedback. The steps to implement this revised FileMaker Pro audit trail technique in your own solution is as easy as: Copy the four custom functions from this demo file and paste them into each file of your app. Copy the _audit field a

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Survival Guide: Find, Hire and Work with a Software Developer, Successfully! (Part 4 of 7)

Part 4: Making the Plan for Planning Your Plan of the Project Plan – What Do We Need to Get This Software Development Party Started! You’ve decided that custom app development is for you. You’ve vetted software firms, sorted out your contract and hired a developer. You’re ready to start creating the ideal solution for your business. Now what? As you start a custom software development project, it is important to gather as much of the necessary information up front as you can to be cer

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Survival Guide: Find, Hire and Work with a Software Developer, Successfully! (Part 3 of 7)

Part 3: Quotes, Estimates and Change Orders, Oh My! — Understanding Pricing & Billing Models Creating the perfect vision of your business and even how a software solution enhances that vision is the fun part of dreaming about growing a business. Brainstorming ideas and building a mental picture of how business could be done more efficiently, or eXpanded, really gets the juices flowing. Creativity is unleashed. Evaluating the costs associated with business development, however, tends

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Survival Guide: Find, Hire and Work with a Software Developer, Successfully! (Part 2 of 7)

Part 2: What Should You Consider When Selecting a Development Partner? What Questions Might You Ask a Potential Developer?   Hiring a developer is about creating a working relationship. You want someone who gets your business and gets you. Having a good working relationship often determines the success or failure of a development project. Hire someone you are comfortable with who also has the skills necessary to make your project successful. Beyond the quality of the working relationsh

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Survival Guide: Find, Hire and Work with a Software Developer, Successfully! (Part 1 of 7)

Part 1: Embracing the Development Mind-Set Software development isn’t magic. There isn’t a black box where you can throw a bunch of ideas and requirements and out pops a smoothly working app that perfectly meets all of your business needs. Once you see that in print, it seems perfectly logical, but because the process is often hard to understand it feels like there is at least a little magic involved. Collaboration Development is a partnership between the client and the developer. You br

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[FMP Tip-n-Trick] Hierarchical JSON Viewer / Editor

Hierarchical JSON Viewer / Editor By Andy Persons & Doug West One of the standout new features of FileMaker Pro 16 is native support for the JSON data-interchange format. In addition to providing easy integration with a host of online services, it also provides developers with the tools to create robust hierarchical structures for use entirely within FileMaker. This hierarchical JSON viewer / editor file provides some tools for visualizing, manipulating, and leveraging JSON text. Features

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FileMaker Developers Wanted

: FileMaker Developers Wanted : We’re Looking For a Few Good FileMaker Developers eXcelisys is eXpanding! Demand has grown for our FileMaker Pro development and consulting services. FT, PT, subcontractor positions available. We are seeking motivated self–starters to join our expanding team of professional FileMaker Pro Developers If you like setting your own hours, working from a hammock on the beach, or from a cabin overlooking a snow–capped mountain, or whatever idealistic work–from–

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eXcelisys Congratulates MosquitoMate on EPA Approval!

Government Approves Bio-Engineered Mosquitoes to Combat Disease Roses are red. Violets are blue. Mosquitoes suck blood. From me and from you. There’s a groovy new way to bid them adieu. eXcelisys would like to offer a huge “Hip, Hip, Hurrah!” to our client MosquitoMate for passing the EPA hurdle of approval. A few days ago, the U.S. government approved MosquitoMate’s ZAP Males® for use in 20 states. New Assassin Mosquitoes EPA approves method designed by MosquitoMate to combat

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FileMaker Pro Coaching / Consulting … Because 2 Heads Are Better Than 1

FileMaker Pro Coaching / Consulting … Because 2 Heads Are Better Than 1 Citizen developers and seasoned developers alike can benefit from a little technical & tactical FileMaker Pro advice to keep them moving in the right direction Coaching. We all know what that is. Flip on a college or pro football game any weekend and you’ll see the coach pacing the sideline, barking instructions and yelping words of encouragement. When we hear “coach” we think sports, but the word’s origin points

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Reviews Display

Google Rating:5 out 5 based on 37 reviews FaceBook Rating:5 out 5 based on 23 reviews BBB Rating:A+ based on 38 reviews eXcelisys Survey:5 out 5 based on 92 reviews The post Reviews Display appeared first on eXcelisys. View the full article

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