I periodically write articles about coding techniques I've created for customers in Cleveland, Ohio USA. I do this for 2 reasons. The first is for offsite SEO (search engine optimization). I publish them to websites with decent Google PageRank that will allow me to insert "Google do follow" back links into the articles. After the search engine web crawlers index them, it will help to strengthen my page rankings in the search results. The second reason is to contribute to the online programming community. This is "give and take" atmosphere. Hopefully, I can help someone with their problem and perhaps one day they can help me with mine.
Below are the best programming articles I have published on IT websites. The topics are varied in scope. Some are relatively simple, while others can be complex. Please select the article you would like to view:
In "Borland C++ List Sorting Algorithm", I used a very in depth explanation of how the programming code was designed to sort a list of up to 16,000 items. The technique I conjured for this was pretty deep and theoretical in nature, so I tried to explain it as best I could. I even used an analogy with the American Transcontsinental Railroad construction from the 19th century to hopefully make it easier for readers to understand. It's a radical programming technique, so some people may be threatened by it while others will think its the best thing since sliced bread.
In another article, "My Automated PHP Scripts For Creating Ftp Connections To A Remote Server", I talked about 2 PHP scripts I created for the purpose of connecting to a web server of a mutual fund company. These scripts ran consecutively at predetermined times on a web server crontab manager. After the connection was made and the database had been opened, a predefined .csv file was opened and the contents were streamed back to the customer's website. This data was then processed to show how closing securities prices reflected changes in multiple investment client's accounts on a daily, weekly, monthly and quarterly basis. This was some of the most intense PHP work I've done except for the next one I will describe.
Like "My Automated PHP Scripts For Creating Ftp Connections To A Remote Server", the article titled "PHP to Construct cURL Script to Facilitate Data Streaming" performed the same task, but with a different twist. This described how I used cURL script to retreive a transaction id from DST Systems, Inc. in Kansas City, Missouri USA. The purpose was to download financial transaction data files, but from multiple companies, not just one as discussed in the previous paragraph. The retreived transaction id was then sent back to the DST Fan Mail web server to get a "xml" file of available financial transaction data files that were available for download. Next, I used each file name in the received "xml" file to construct cURL script directives from proprietary PHP coding I created. Each "constructed cURL script directive" was sent back to the DST Systems, Inc. web server in Kansas City to stream back the financial data files for further processing with PHP scripts on the financial company website's crontab manager. This fully automated application showcased some of the best programming in PHP I've ever done. The long code readout is narrated with commentary to describe the PHP coding and cURL script used. Interesting reading - if you can handle it!