Using the Right Tool for the Job

The Brick Factory’s development team has been writing custom PHP applications for ourselves and clients since 1999, and PHP development has changed quite considerably since then. At that time, and for years after, there were few available frameworks with which we could build our applications on, so all of our applications were developed from the ground up,...

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How to Protect Your Code Against Injection Attacks

When I started working with PHP years ago, the first thing I did was go online and try to find tutorials. I worked with someone who also did PHP (and was the primary driver for wanting to learn the language), but finding out how to do things on my own fit better into my schedule....

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Five Things charity: water is Getting Right Online

As someone who spends more time online than is healthy, I’m constantly inspired by the great work done by others in the digital space.  Every day I come across something that excites me and makes me want to get better at my own job.

As a way to spread some love and provide some inspiration for those looking for ideas,...

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Splashify Update

At the end of January we launched Splashify, a module for Drupal 7 that allows developers to display a splash page on their website. Since the initial release I’ve had a lot of back and forth with the Drupal community, who identified some important improvements to the module that needed to be made....

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Living in a HTML5 World

Web development is sometimes like playing Whack-a-Mole. Since there are several different browsers (Internet Explorer, Chrome, Firefox, Safari, others) running on different operating systems, it is really frustrating to develop for all of them since each has their own quirks. Fortunately, the most recent versions of Chrome, Firefox, and Safari render sites enough alike that we rarely run into differences between them....

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