Web Demonstrations

Hate it when web demonstrations end up like this (Hulu video): From Parks and Recreation…

SPADE Applications

Over the years I have built up a collection of software purchases that require a software key. Right now I'm at around 100 of such purchases. Several years ago I started storing them in the, now retired, Backpack product from 37 Signals. I've been wanting to move this information out…

Code / Auction :: 5

A look at handling the stateless nature between the client and the server and maintaining authentication / authorization status over time. Code Auction Blog Series Introduction and stack selection Basic Requirements Authentication Staying Signed In Handling Session Timeouts In the course of working with a web based application the user invariably…

Code / Auction :: 4

In this post I will review our options for keeping users signed into the application. In a traditional request / response application this a well known path of leveraging session cookies or auth headers. Most big web frameworks support maintaining user authentication state out of the box. Code Auction Blog Series…

Code / Auction :: 3

In this post I will look at the authentication model I plan to use in the application. Code Auction Blog Series Introduction and stack selection Basic Requirements Design Decisions Before we can determine how we are going to get users into the application we need to determine the model for…

Ghostbusters

I am running Ghost, the new blogging platform, as my blogging engine. Here's my initial thoughts: No Spell Check! For a second there I thought my spelling has vastly improved as I had no red squiggles. Turns out that the text editor (which I love) breaks Chrome's native spell check…

Code / Auction :: 2

In this post I want to walk through the basic user requirements / process for this application and discuss some design goals that I want to implement specifically in this version of the application. Code Auction Blog Series Introduction and stack selection Background Each year the local youth group for my…

Code / Auction ::1

I've wanted to write an open source project for a long time but I've never felt good enough. While this is probably true I've decided to throw something out there and see what happens. Application Overview Several years ago I helped out a local scout troop who were putting on…