Create a Web Service using SOAP

This week one of the requirements for our client was to have a force.com application communicate with an external web service running on PHP to generate a barcode sequence. I’ll teach how I was able to setup the web service using NuSOAP and a document/literal as rcp/encoded is not supported by force.com. My goal was […]

Create rewrite rules for friendly url for WordPress plugin custom queries

I have this personal web application that was built from scratch last year and has already been considerably indexed by google. I used some Apache mod rewrite to make the urls friendly. Last week I decided it would be faster/easier to jumpstart the project again if I just focus on my application and just use […]

Installing GoDaddy SSL on an EC2 Ubuntu Instance in AWS

If you have sensitive data on your site, you may want to install an SSL Certificate to make it more secure. Here is a brief tutorial being on AWS EC2 Ubuntu instance on how to set it up. My server settings are Apache2 and Ubuntu 9.x Aug 24, 2011lopau

Amazon RDS instance time zone workarounds

If you have an EC2 instance to run your application and an RDS instance for your database. On your EC2 instance you are in luck as you can easily change the time zone of the machine. Like set it to GST or by location like below # ln -sf ../usr/share/zoneinfo/Asia/Dubai /etc/localtime Aug 22, 2011lopau

Protection from SQL Injection and XSS Attack on CKEditor

Lazy coding got the better of me as one of the sites I built got hacked. The site is running on a custom php framework I built. Security wise it was still too infant and alot of security needs to be patched. Through SQL Injection via the URL the hacker was able to get into […]

Safari Bug on Lion: The application Safari canceled restart

Noticed a bug on my Safari after upgrading to Lion. Haven’t been able to recreate it is as it appears to be random, when using Safari and you close some tabs. When you try to quit the Safari, the option is greyed out from the Safari Menu and Command+Q does not work. If you try […]

Install Subversion on Bluehost, configuring subversion client on Windows and Mac OS X

Been using Version Control System on our company projects for a couple of years now. I’ve installed Subversion before on a dedicated Linux hosting(Known Host) and everything is straightforward since I have root access. Recently my personal hosting account with bluehost got renewed and I’m not really utilizing the server that much I figured to […]

Installing Mac OS X Lion and making an installer backup

Finally decided to upgrade to OS X Lion and check what all the fuzz is all about, Lion no longer support PowerPC apps which is the one thing so far that I dont like but could live with it. Jul 22, 2011lopau

Java SE Development (JDK) not found installing Android SDK

This is a simple tutorial for users with Vista/Windows 7 64-bit. So you got Eclipse(Helios, Indigo) 64 bit running on your 64-bit machine and definitely you have Java SE Development and Jave Runtime Environment in check. But when you run the Andriod SDK installer you get this error. Java SE Development (JDK) not found. Android […]

Eclipse PDT 32-bit on Windows 7

Recently I upgraded from Windows XP to Windows 7. Seems that the 32-bit and 64-bit architecture in regards to programs is still a bit confusing. I’m using Eclipse PDT 32-bit which at the moment the only current all in one version. Can be downloaded here. Jul 19, 2011lopau