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Cordova and Session Cookies

As of Cordova 5.2.0 on Android 5.1 cookies are working.
I will be investigating other platforms, like iOS, soon.

I’ve talked many times about my love of Cordova. I like how I can use my existing knowledge and code to build a mobile application with additional abilities than a web application. While I know how to a write native Android application, I still prefer to do my initial prototyping and launch in Cordova.

I honestly like everything about Cordova aside from the fact that you can’t use cookie based sessions.

In this post I will show you how to do so in Express 4 using jQuery AJAX calls and some simple code.

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Writing to a Future Artificial Intelligence

Several months ago I posted on my Twitter account that “Several future tweets will be directed to a future A.I. that will most likely be created after my death.”

Several future tweets will be directed to a future A.I. that will most likely be created after my death.

When you first think about this statement it may seem odd, but after finishing this article it may seem normal.

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Theme PhoneGap and Cordova for Android Lolipop

I have posted about theming Cordova / PhoneGap to look like native Android before but at the time Android Lolipop and the Material design were not out.

Since then the world of Android has changed a lot. Google has created a new UI design which developers are using to design their applications. It’s nice looking, elegant, and simple.

But I’m not a great mobile developer. I can make Android do pretty much whatever I want, but it takes me substantially longer to write an Android application than it does for me to write a web application. Because of that I like to rapidly prototype my applications in Cordova first and sometimes keep them in Cordova because of the ability to have one codebase that covers multiple platforms.

But web applications always tend to look like web applications and not native.

That is what Materialize is trying to change, and doing a damn good job at.

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How to Survive a Month with 3 Jobs

Money is obviously a factor but the lack of sleep quickly outweighs that.

Several friends and people online asked why I haven’t posted any articles in over two months, when I was going to be, and why I haven’t returned their calls or Facebook invites to dinner.

The reason: in December I had three jobs.

And not just three part time, burger flipping jobs, three full time, complex, and time consuming programming jobs.

I was teaching client side and server side JavaScript at Full Sail University, working as a lead architect on a multimillion dollar medical records project for the government, and consulting with a very fun and successful startup called NeoReach.

Here is what I learned.

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Why Carl Sagan is the Best Scientist

I’m going to divert from my normal discussions of programming to talk about something I think is very important and still somewhat related to programming.

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A Break Up Letter to PHP

Dear PHP,

I’m sure you noticed that I have been a bit distant lately. Our relationship hasn’t been functioning as well as it used to and I don’t know which one of us is to blame.

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HTML5 Is Recommended!!!

It’s time to break out the Champagne and celebrate because today the WC3 has released the fifth major version of the HTML specification and with this specification comes the recommendation from the WC3 to start using HTML5.

While HTML5 has been a specification for years it wasn’t until today that the WC3 has officially told developers to start using it.

By this point most developers and browsers are already supporting HTML5 with minor exceptions when it comes to video and audio support.

I’m honestly very happy that HTML5 is official. Now I just need to wait a bit longer until ECMAScript 6 gets released and all my front end problems will be solved.

Node.js Best Practices

I’ve recently been working on a lot of Node.js projects, for myself, with my students, and for national organizations. Because I’m a University instructor I’ve been getting a lot of questions about what the best practices for Node.js are from every project I’m involved with. I’ve worked with Node.js for years and know all the best practices myself, but I had never seen a list that explained the best practices to my satisfaction. So, I have put one together taking all the best practices agreed on by the community and explaining why each practice is the best way to write Node.js code.

If you want to improve these best practices in any way please don’t hesitate to create a pull request to the GitHub repo.

Here we go.

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Collaborative Coding with Git Branching

You may not see it from my GitHub account but I commit and push code to various projects a lot. When you are using Git in a collaborative manner like this several problems can crop up. Let me explain how I minimize or even eliminate these problems and explain my general outlook on collaborative programming.

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Socket.IO Driven, Mongoose like Models with Marilyn

Recently, I have been working a lot with WebSockets, specifically with Socket.IO. As a former ActionScript developer I love being able to return to using events to send and receive data as well as having my application get real time updates from the server. It feels so natural and fits really well into the types of applications I like to build. However, I wanted some more organization. I wanted a library that was designed around CRUD and WebSockets. Something like Mongoose, but on the frontend. I looked all around GitHub and found some libraries that were close, but nothing that was perfect, so I decided to make one myself.

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