Aaron Belchamber has written 246 articles

Using raw PDO MySQL queries with safe placeholders in Symfony

This comes in handy as Doctrine doesn't always support all native MySQL commands and functions.  Strangely, certain common time and date-related ones like YEAR(), MONTH() and DAY(). The $paramsArr is an array for all placeholders in your standard PDO query.  

Well, Hello Microsoft .NET!

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Microsoft has come a long way with .NET, ASP.NET and C-Sharp, to say nothing of Azure Dev Ops and all its free and powerful tools they've made available. Gone are the days of the “not invented here” mentality and here to stay is Microsoft's renewed commitment to not just .NET developers, but to the software…

Deploying a Node.js Server with Dreamhost

I'd like to shout out David Herron from TechSparx for writing a quick and easy to follow tutorial for deploying Node.js on a Dreamhost server!  Super easy instructions and examples to follow, worked like a charm! I'd highly recommend Dreamhost link to this article since their instructions fall quite short explaining how to it! Click…

Upgrading to Mautic 2.9.2 requires a few tweaks

All experienced web developers know that before you run any updates to a system that you back up your database and files, and Mautic, the marketing automation platform, is no exception.  Mautic comes in two flavors and this only applies to the completely free community version, which in my opinion makes Mautic the best, most…

Updating to Mautic 2.9.1 mild issues resolved

As a PHP web developer with over 13 years experience, I can say that Mautic is the best of all the free marketing automation platforms, by far.  Sugar CRM is good, for what it does, but that's a CRM, not an MA (Marketing Automation).  Still, when you are updating Mautic, like you would Wordpress, be…