Together with Commerce Collective,1 we have built a WordPress plugin to allow Activities & Attractions Association of Hawaii (A3H) to quickly and easily integrate activity bookings and sales into their WordPress websites.
Recently I wrote a tutorial with Word Lions for CenturyLink Cloud that teaches how to build and deploy a Node.js application to CenturyLink AppFog. The tutorial and application were really fun to build and write. It was my first Node.js project, and my first experience with CloudFoundry. The tutorial uses the following CenturyLink Cloud products:
AppFog is CenturyLink Cloud’s CloudFoundry system. It is really powerful, and it appears to be more flexible than Google App Engine.
Read the Tutorial
The tutorial walks you through building a document storage system with a built-in PDF reader and comment storage. It also includes user authentication and some other neat Node.js tricks. You can follow the tutorial from the following links, which will include all of the information needed to get you up and running on AppFog with Node.js. Enjoy!
Version 1.3.0 of the OpenPGP Form Encryption for WordPress plugin is now available. It’s important to upgrade. It includes the following changes.
- Updates OpenPGP.js to version 1.0.1
- Tests the plugin against WordPress 4.2.2
- Ensures that the browser can support OpenPGP.js
There are a few new features planned for this plugin. Expect a major version release in the next few months.
Check out the plugin page on the WordPress Plugin Repository.
- A private administrative interface
- Seamless jQuery-backed test interface with few pageloads
- Custom PDF reports, generated on the fly
- A customer database with contact information
- API endpoints for test generation
- Integration with 3rd party e-commerce system
Pansopie PC isn’t currently doing business.
Cedexis Radar is a real user monitoring (RUM) system that collects millions of metrics every day. It’s used to measure the health of networks in order for Cedexis Openmix to make intelligent routing decisions for web service users.
I put together a simple plugin to add Cedexis Radar tracking codes to a WordPress website. I’m not yet sure how much of an overlap there is between WordPress users and Cedexis Openmix users, but if you’re using both, check out my new plugin.
I began working on the Philalethes E-Bulletin in the Fall of 2013, and published the first issue in January of 2014. The E-Bulletin is published quarterly in EPUB and MOBI formats.
It’s been a great learning experience. Not only have I learned a lot about editing, but I’ve really had to dive into how electronic publishing works. The intricacies of electronic book formats have become well-known to me.
The Philalethes Society isn’t entirely comfortable with modern technology, however. Most complaints about the E-Bulletin came from those who didn’t have e-book readers and weren’t comfortable installing software on their PC to handle a new file format. Because of this, I built an online e-book reader specifically for the E-Bulletin.
The online e-book reader is based around the excellent EPUB.js library, with additional backend code written in PHP.
Very handy edit:
You can download version 1.0.4 of libbucket and an OpenPGP signature here: