Year: 2013

Test Credit Card Numbers

A while back now I had to write a system to process credit cards. Since the software was capturing the card number itself it could perform some initial checking on the number to ensure that the user hadn’t made a trivial typing error.

Joomla and PageSpeed

A while back I installed the PageSpeed module for Apache in an effort to improve my sites performance. How much of an affect it has is debatable but the site scores more highly on the Google PageSpeed score which is a good thing since now it won’t suffer a listing penalty for being slow.

JavaFX 2 with JPA 2 and Drag and Drop – Part 3

This article will cover a method that can be used to include more than one entity type in a tree (the same system will work for other widgets such as lists and tables) by using a proxy holder. The previous articles in this series covered setting up the demo application and getting started with JPA.

Installing mod_pagespeed on Ubuntu

The mod_pagespeed extension is designed to reduce the load time of pages on a web site by performing certain optimizations such as  optimizing images and minifying CSS and JavaScript. This guide covers installing mod_pagespeed on an Apache server running under Ubuntu 12.04. The process should be the same for later versions of Ubuntu as well.

SampleFX Mini-Demos

I’ve taken a short break from the JavaFX and JPA series of articles because I wanted to start a new project that demonstrates common day to day tasks in JavaFX. I’ve called this project SampleFX5 and you can download it here.