Ahhh! Javascript!

I had recently made a point to start exploring HTML5 (even though it is due not to be officially finalized for a couple of years now, its use is already becoming quickly widespread). During that exploration I have confirmed my realization that Javascript, although it has been around a long time, is more important now than ever. With Javascript much better user experiences can be provided. It is lightweight, powerful, flexible, and can be very confusing to someone that is basically starting out... Read More

jQuery and Canvas Context

I just wanted to share a quick lesson that I just learned about jQuery and the html 5 canvas object. I was attempting to use jQuery to access a canvas object and get its context so that I could do some drawing on it. The code I was attempting to use was like: $(document).ready(function ()     dbCanvas = $('#dartboard');    var context = dbCanvas.getContext('2d');     context.fillStyle = "rgb(200, 0, 0)";    context.fillRect(10, 10, 55, 50);); But in Chrome I kept getting the error "Object... Read More

What a Week!

This week has been a week filled with highs and extreme lows. For all of those who don't know, I live in Colorado Springs, Colorado (for many people that watch the news already know what I mean by extreme low for this week, but I will expand on that in a bit). Last Saturday afternoon I was heading to the banquet for our Winter/Fall dart leagues. On the drive was when I first noticed what would be the start of the worst part of the week. There was a very tall plume of dark smoke coming from just ... Read More

Installing SSL with Arvixe Hosting - What I Learned

I recently took my first venture into installing SSL with this ASP.NET mojoPortal site. This entry covers my experience with working with Arvixe Windows Hosting to get the SSL certificate installed. Hopefully it will help explain the basic process and maybe point out a few gotchas to be aware of to limit problems. First, I decided to get a free SSL certificate from StartSSL. I will not explain the details of getting a certificate from them in this entry (but if I have some more time soon I... Read More

First Data Payment Gateway Connect Test URL

Just started working with integration of First Data Payment Gateway for a client. I am trying what I hope is the simplest way of integrating with them and that is with their Gateway Connect 1.0. I set up my test account with them and then tried a test to their post URL to make sure it seemed like everything was ok. Well, come to find out, that when I use the URL they sent me in their Welcome email I get a 404 error. So I did some research and found mentions of other URLs in some of their... Read More

Script Library in SoapUI Free

It has been a long time since I have added an entry about SoapUI. So I figure it is definately about time that I do just that. With this entry I would like to discuss how I have identified and structured a way to have a library of scripts in SoapUI (Free Version) that I can access from scripts anywhere else within SoapUI. They state that only within SoapUI Pro can you have a Script Library, but where there is a will there is a way. It all is based on being able to utilize the 'context' object. ... Read More

mojoPortal ContentDeleteHandler

While I was finishing up development of my latest custom feature for mojoPortal I was implementing a ContentDeleteHandler. I struggled for a while to get it working. It turned out to be quite a simple reason for why it was not working. The process of creating a ContentDeleteHandler is not totally documented on the mojoPortal site, hence why it took me a little bit to get it totally working. It actually is a very simple process, so I will provide steps here for implementing it. I will assume... Read More

New mojoPortal Custom Feature

I just posted the page for a new mojoPortal custom feature that I created. It is called Absence Submission. It is a simple but powerful feature that allows organizations to provide their members a way to report absences on their website. It also provides notification emails when Absences are submitted, the ability to purge/clean up old outdated absence submissions, and a filterable grid view of all reported absences. Check out the rest of the details Read More

StyleSheetCombiner Control - Answer to many common mojoPortal skin questions

I have been creating a few skins for mojoPortal lately. During that process I use other existing skins that come with mojoPortal as reference and inspiration. With that I have found a couple of scenarios where it has taken me a while to figure out how something was accomplished with one of those skins. And I have found that most of the time it comes down to changing a setting on the StyleSheetCombiner control on the master.layout file. If you know what you are searching for on the mojoPortal... Read More

SoapUI Security Tests

New in SoapUI 4.0 is the concept of Security Tests. I just recently started playing with them, but I think they will be a great addition. The Security Tests provide the capability to run Web Service requests through a number of different scenarios that hackers may try to compromise your system. The types of tests include Boundary Scan, Cross Site Scripting, Malformed XML, and SQL Injection to name just a few. This is great because within SoapUI they have pre-build scenarios that can be... Read More
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