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So wait, this Node JS app is just going to sit there and run, like, forever?

July 16, 2016

Building, maintaining and most importantly, monitoring a Node JS application as a hub for your organization’s API integrations.

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How to Attach Records to Stuff in NetSuite using the SuiteTalk Webservice Thingy

May 5, 2016

I just finished a few hours of fighting with the NetSuite API, SuiteTalk, on attaching files to contact records. Google could find nothing of use to help me. So here’s a blog post that Google can show to the next poor soul who is about to go through what I just did.

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More on the New Service Architecture in ExpressionEngine 3

November 25, 2015

I found an Easter Egg in the new ExpressionEngine 3 service architecture that, although undocumented, is quite a useful resource for add-on developers and by extension designers and clients as well. It’s the CP/Filter service.

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The New Service Architecture in ExpressionEngine 3

October 29, 2015

ExpressionEngine 3 came out a couple of weeks ago. I’m really enjoying working with it as we update our addons. There is a new part of the architecture that EllisLab is calling Services. We’ll get technical and talk about a highlight in this blog post.

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The Importance of Manual Data Entry in API Integration Work

October 5, 2015

Also known as, “Just Get Missy To Do It”.

Solspace has been doing API integration projects on websites and web applications for more than a decade. One thing we know for certain is that you don’t always have to integrate API’s. Sometimes it’s perfectly sufficient to hire someone to do some simple data entry for you and save all the coding, QA and revision time.

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ExpressionEngine + Salesforce + Google Analytics + Overbuilding

September 28, 2015

One of my favorite things to do is to talk clients out of overbuilding their web applications. Here’s a fun story of how that approach worked particularly well.

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3 Reasons Why PHP is Still the Place to Be

September 21, 2015

Your software choice can be the main attraction or it can stay out of the way of the real work, which is the value proposition, time to market and the relationships. PHP as your underlying web development framework is still a great choice after all these years because it stays out of the way.

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I Like Slow and Steady

August 3, 2015

It doesn’t mean I miss deadlines or go over budget, quite the contrary. But I like a slow and steady coding style. The irony, and I’m not sure exactly how, is that I finish code really quickly, though it feels slow. Here’s how.

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How to Get Mitchell to Write Code for Free in 3 Easy Steps

July 6, 2015

Step 1, be a cool, fun client.
Step 2, demonstrate that you have been or will remain a cool, fun client.
Step 3, have a really funky, difficult, yet still somehow within reach problem to solve.

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Controlling The Narrative: A Little Ditty About A Corrupted Key

June 15, 2015

“Ok so Mitchell, you are saying that you will not be finished on time? You’re saying that you will not be able to meet the deadline and the site will not launch as expected on the critical date established by the 15 global marketing teams globally, around the world, including Fiji, the Galapagos and Lubbock?”

“Well, no, that’s not what I said exactly. I said, if your team does not provide us with a valid, non-corrupted encryption key, we will not be able to meet the deadline. But you will notice, I hope, that it is currently out of my hands.”

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