Tomcat 8 on Java 8 Behind Apache on CentOS

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I was recently asked by an associate of mine to deploy a Spring application to a CentOS server running cPanel/WHM and Apache. As this build requirement is not entirely obvious I thought I’d share the experience as a simple how-to guide. Note, this is simply a how-to… not a best-practices guide so if you require … […]

Getting a Primitive Data Types Wrapper Class in Java

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Like many working developers, I find myself scouring threads on StackOverflow to find solutions for problems at many levels. While searching through posts a few days ago I found an interesting question asking how one could get the wrapper class for a primitive data type in Java. At first this question seemed a bit… stupid. If you defined the variable … […]

Converting Numbers to Different Bases in Java

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I recently saw a question on StackOverflow on how to convert a decimal number into a different base radix in Java. Java natively handles this using Integer.parseInt(String, int). Internally, this operation works by first doing some input validation and then converts each character (Unicode code point) of the string’s value to the desired radix. The conversion happens on … […]

Featured Image Thumbnails for Thesis 185

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Here’s a quick tip for those who are still using WordPress Thesis 1.8.5. I wanted to add featured thumbnails to the main blog’s post page but wasn’t too interested in have the same thumbnail show up on the destination page… I just wanted to spruce up the presentation of the main posts page. I figured … […]

The Successful Web Developer

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First off let me start by saying that I don’t consider myself a ‘Successful Web Developer.’ Though on occasion I’ve had the privilege of finding some level of success, I can’t recall ever feeling satisfied with my level of career achievement either personally or professionally. Yet, success is subjective – what may be a major … […]

Learning Linux One Mistake at a Time

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A couple months ago I decided to take the leap into actually installing and running a Linux machine. After a couple of failed installs, I managed to format a disk and install my new favorite distro … Debian installed. Coming from a Windoze environment there were a lot of hurdles to overcome just to figure … […]

ColdFish Code Block Update

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Normally I pay quite a bit of attention to my site after I do any major updates or changes but I’ve been quite a slacker lately and I seemed to have missed a few issues that happened after I updated my blog core … Bad me. Something interesting that I truly thought would be an … […]

How to Get Thousands of Quality Links in One Minute

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The first thing you need to know about getting top rankings in Google is that you need to have quality content – so when you get Google's traffic you can actually generate business from it – then you need Inbound Links to get you to the first position. So, for those of you that just … […]

Link Building Articles for Link Builders

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The title, Link Building Articles for Link Builders, pretty much says exactly what it should. Over the past few years I’ve collected some of the most influential articles available  you feel that you can contribute to the list leave me a comment and I’ll check it out … A Linking Campaign Primer Backlinks: The Beginner’s … […]

Does Quality Content Really Matter?

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Understanding Your Websites' Audience is Critical to Marketing Your Website One of the most common beliefs held by many SEO experts is that content is king. I also hold this belief. However, as popular as the view is, I'm surprised at the amount of people involved in search marketing initiatives that discount website content as … […]

Creating a Custom Thesis Sitemap

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The Thesis Theme for WordPress – One Powerful WordPress Framework Lately I’ve been learning all I can on leveraging the functionality of the Thesis theme for WordPress. When I first heard about the versatility and power of Thesis in a blog post by Rae Hoffman, I was immediately interested in what benefits I could offer … […]

Your Hosting Company Is Your Business

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Over the years I’ve been lucky enough to have relatively few major incidents with my sites – Knock Knock. But, I can’t same the same for some of my clients. I’ve had a handful of clients that didn’t do much research about their web hosting company and found out later why they really should have … […]

GOD Must Love Gold

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Here's some awesome shots I took on Fort Lauderdale Beach around 7-ish September 1st 09' …. Nice …

Google Cracks Down on AdWords Scams

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Have you seen the “Make Money on Google” advertisements in Google? If not, your’e really not missing out … Most of the ads you’ll find for “Make Money” are worthless, nevertheless … many people are taken in by the lure of easy money, and apperently Google, is not too happy about people being ripped off … […]

Batch Scripting ColdFusion Services

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Does ColdFusion Need So Many StartUp Steps? Some time last year I realized the need to manage the application development services running simultaneously on my dev box. On my main box I’m running ColdFusion 8 on IIS 7, MySQL, MSSQL, and a WAMP setup as well. So when the need arose to manage which services … […]

5 Great Examples of SEO Friendly JavaScript & CSS Menus

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Florida SEO Says, “Dear JavaScript … Will You Ever Forgive Me? “ In my last post … I attempted to explain how pure JavaScript menus were not good for SEO. However, after reading how the message came across to some of my readers, I feel it’s probably best if I add some clarification. Thanks to … […]

RESTful Ajax in ColdFusion

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While I was hacking and cursing my way through a routine to convert RSS feeds in to HTML … I had an idea. I thought, “Wow, maybe there’s another way to do this …” Converting RSS can be messy so I opted for a much easier and cleaner solution … JSON. For those Ajax pros … […]

Mastering SEO Rankings with Analytics Data

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After reading this post you won’t be able to “Master Search Engine Rankings” … However, with some simple guidelines, you can create an effective plan to put your analytics data to work for you. Before I jump on my soapbox and start preaching the gospel of SEO, I want to state for the record that … […]

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