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How Software Can Help You Live a Better Life

The first thing that we should determine is what exactly is a better life? Does a better life mean you have more money? More family time? More time for exercise? Or does it mean more candy breaks? Of course...

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Understanding Software in 5 YouTube Videos

There are some people in this world who could sit down with you and discuss every aspect of software development from theory to practical uses with ease...

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If Programming Languages Were People

Like yourself, I have contemplated a lot about coding languages. Why are there so many? Which one is best? If coding languages were people, who would they be? Today, we are going to discuss the latter...

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How to Speed Up Your Webpages

What in the world has happened to websites? Gone are the days of just giving visitors information. Now, a full on digital experience is what designers and developers aim to create...

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Chrome Extensions for Web Developers

For you today, I have compiled this helpful selection of Chrome extensions that web developers like yourselves can use to make your job easier. That is what I love...

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Ingenious Uses of the Most Popular APIs Pt. 2

As you can see, there are many unique uses for APIs that can redefine how businesses interact with their customers. APIs are no longer just a means for multi-million dollar companies; smaller businesses are...

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Ingenious Uses of the Most Popular APIs Pt. 1

Whether you are a CIO or a small business owner, whether it is for a mobile app or your website, these APIs seem to be continuously appearing everywhere. Today, we are going to talk about...

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Software Integration Facts [INFOGRAPHIC]

The industry has changed dramatically and we created this infographic to show some of the most surprising and important stats about software integrations...

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What is the APPeal of APPs?

It APPears to me that there is an App for everything today. It is APParent that while the merits of these tools can be very APPetizing, they are not APPLicable for all situations. In this brief article, I will APPraise...

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Integrating Your Mobile Workforce

Integrating your mobile workforce means your systems and data are relayed to the smart phones or off-site systems of your employees. They receive real-time reporting, customer information, tracking codes...

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Best Resources for HTML Beginners

A basic understanding of HTML is expected in many careers that require very different skillsets. Whether it be the customary HTML developer, graphic designer or digital marketer, HTML is expected...

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The REAL Reason API's are the Greatest

I'm going present you with a simplified conversation about what API's are, what they can do for your organization & who should work your API implementation...

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The Benefits of Responsive Web Design

Responsive web design seeks to optimize web browsing for smartphone, tablet & desktop computer, providing the user with a seamless & fluid browsing experience...

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Why Websites Must Be Mobile-Friendly

The mobile web revolution is upon us & businesses need to optimize their websites to make them mobile-friendly. Doing so could increase your product visibility...

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Why We Choose HTTPS Over HTTP

At CoreSolutions Software, we use the HTTPS protocol on all web applications that we host on our servers. We choose HTTPS over its HTTP counterpart because...

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10 Tactics to Increase Quality of Websites

A website is one of the most important tools a business can have. It's the main point of access to your products, services, contact information and so much more. Now the question is, with so many websites...

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The Benefits of Web-based Applications

“In computing, a web application or web app is a client server application in which the client (or user interface) runs in a web browser." Users access the application from any computer connected to...

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The Top 5 Reasons Why Don't Support IE8

It’s that festive time of year here at CoreSolutions Software – our pumpkin is ready for the carvin’, the leaves are changing colors and everyone at the office is chatting about their planned costumes...

An Intro to SEO

Accessing RESTful API's

HTTP has been around for a long time and is universally used in many languages. This article will help you understand what a RESTful Web service is and how to leverage one from nearly any platform...

An Intro to SEO

An Intro to SEO

Search engines want to serve the most relevant content that each searcher is looking for. This is kind of like a popularity contest. The more popular your content/website, the more valuable the search engines...

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Why You Need a Web Design Company

Let’s face it, there are many options out there for any type of business needing a website. These options range from template-driven tools to full-blown web design companies like CoreSolutions. For some...

The Soft Launch – The Secret to Successful Launches

The Soft Launch

Simplifying your day - It’s a topic of great contention. Have you ever wished that some of your day-to-day tasks could be eliminated or at least automated? We all know that simply eliminating tasks is not...

6 Common Development Hurdles – And How to Get Over Them

6 Common Development Hurdles

Simplifying your day - It’s a topic of great contention. Have you ever wished that some of your day-to-day tasks could be eliminated or at least automated? We all know that simply eliminating tasks is not...

Device, Device, Device – An Age of Responsive Web Design

Device, Device, Device

Today while visiting a website on my smartphone, I noticed an issue that seems to be very common nowadays. When I visit a website on my smartphone and it is not optimized for mobile devices...

PhoneGap and Restrictions of Offline Storage

PhoneGap & Restrictions of Offline Storage

In an increasingly interconnected world, people have often forgotten an important use-case for a user, which is going offline. The question then becomes how does one handle...

Tips and Tricks For Making Your Website Accessible

Tips For Making Your Website Accessible

Web design has become and will continue to be one of the most dynamic branches of graphic design. There are thousands upon thousands of pages of information on the topic across...

The Problem with Google’s reCAPTCHA

The Problem with Google’s reCAPTCHA

Most people know that the main use of Google’s reCAPTCHA software is to stop bots from entering spam messages or brute forcing passwords. What a lot of people don’t know is that...

Non-Threadsafe Extension on Windows

Non-Threadsafe Extension on Windows

The WSO2 WSF extension for PHP is a web service extension for PHP and one of the only extensions that we have come across that can handle MTOM web services. Unfortunately, WSO2 no longer...

Sanitzing Your Data

Sanitizing Your Data

If you do any PHP programming that includes writing data to or reading data from a database, then it’s important to keep an eye on how you are entering data into your database; you don’t know...

AutoLoading Classes

Autoloading Classes

If you’ve done any object oriented programming in PHP, then you are used to creating class files and having to include them in your webpages. There are a couple of ways you can do this...

Preventing CSRF With a Session Variable

Preventing CSRF With a Session Variable

Cross Site Request Forgery (CSRF) is a growing concern for web developers as more and more viruses and malicious scripts are created in an attempt to surpass web based authentication systems.

Recognizing Odd Behaviour in FM's PHP API

Recognizing Odd Behaviour in FM’s PHP API

Recently, I’ve been working on a project that takes an existing FileMaker database, and adds a custom PHP front-end for access via the web. Fortunately, FileMaker offers a light-weight, easy to use...

Adding Autocomplete To Your Searches

Adding Autocomplete To Your Searches

Autocomplete is a feature that’s been around for a while. We’ve seen this in sites like Amazon, Google and Youtube – try entering the letters ‘st’ in Amazon’s search field, and you’ll get a list of...

Sending an HTTP Request in PHP Without cURL

Sending an HTTP Request in PHP Without cURL

Most people who want to send page requests from PHP use the cURL library, but making sure that the cURL library is installed on the server is not always possible. You don’t need cURL to make a page...