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March 2014 articles

Blocking a range of IP Addresses

Posted: Wednesday 26th March, 2014 - 5:52pm
Author: James Griffiths

If you manage a website (or a number of websites) you will inevitably, at some point, experience unwanted form spamming. It's certainly not the highlight of anyone's day but sadly a persistent experience in today's connected world. If you are able to use and configure .htaccess files on your web server then you can implement IP blocking to help minimise unwanted form spam.

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Setting up SSH keys on Mac OS X for Bitbucket

Posted: Thursday 20th March, 2014 - 5:37pm
Author: James Griffiths

If you're using a Git based source control management (SCM) service you'll need to create and configure SSH keys to facilitate trusted communication between your computer and the remote SCM repository. If you're using Mac OS X (or similar unix based system) then this process turns out to be relatively simple.

In the following article we'll show you how to accomplish this so you can safely and securely connect to one such SCM service - Bitbucket.

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Adjusting transition speeds in jQuery Mobile

Posted: Wednesday 19th March, 2014 - 5:33pm
Author: James Griffiths

We've recently started developing with jQuery Mobile (jQM) and ran into an issue with the speed of page transitions taking place in our Adobe AIR application. Unlike previous complaints registered online from user's concerned about jQM running slowly we found the transitions were running too fast and needed to find a way to slow them down.

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Installing the Adobe AIR SDK on Mac OS X Mavericks

Posted: Wednesday 19th March, 2014 - 5:26pm
Author: James Griffiths

If you're looking to develop Applications for the Desktop and Mobile (iOS, Android & Blackberry) platforms then using and installing the Adobe AIR SDK (Software Development Kit) on Mac OS X is pretty straightforward.

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AngularJS errors with JSON parsing

Posted: Sunday 16th March, 2014 - 5:17pm
Author: James Griffiths

If you've been developing with MVVM (Model View - View Model) framework AngularJS chances are you'll have encountered errors with parsing JSON from an AJAX call. Like any good web developer when you inspect the browser console for more information on the nature of the error you'll probably get something along these lines:

Error: JSON Parse error: unterminated string

As far as browsers reporting back JavaScript errors this is probably one of the most helpful as we know exactly what the source of the problem is and where to look (unlike some of the more cryptic errors messages that can sometimes be returned). 

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