Exploring PHP IDEs: PhpStorm
May 21, 2013
These days, I’m not much of a coder. I never was an uber-coder (as John will attest), but I managed to dabble fairly frequently. However, in the last couple of weeks I’ve been doing a fair bit of PHP. Most of it revolves around a couple projects for work using the AWS SDK for PHP 2. At first I was using my standard go-to-development environment… nano. However, as my project grows, having an good solid IDE seems more and more useful, so I started looking about. In the end, I’ve spent some time evaluating Sublime Text and PhpStorm
How to successfully launch a mobile app – for newbies
April 19, 2012
The other day a family member emailed me and essentially asked me “How do you make a mobile app?". I could have written back “Write code, publish it”, but that would have been the smart ass remark. It’s not that I don’t love to be a smart ass, but I presumed they wanted a real answer and I refined the question a bit. It’s not “How do you make a mobile app?", but “How do you successfully launch a mobile app?". Other than writing some code, there are a few more steps to successfully launch an app. The app might not be wildly popular (If you want to know how to make a wildly successful mobile app, please go talk to Rovio), but it will have a solid foundation on which you can build. I’m not even sure if my family member wanted to make money from this mobile app, but if I were to sit down and write a serious app — these are the steps I would follow.