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Importing data from FTP server into Zoho Creator

Importing data from FTP server into Zoho Creator

Zoho Creator has grown to be a great cloud-based app creation platform. You can build simple apps in the matter of hours or have complex solutions up and running…

Ali April 15, 2015
Bulk exporting Word documents to other formats with JavaScript

Bulk exporting Word documents to other formats with JavaScript

JavaScript is hot commodity for server and client side web development. But when it comes to command line programming it is unlikely to ditch the likes of Python…

Ali November 24, 2013

Renaming files in bulk with Excel

So you have a bunch of files (read thousands) that you need to rename. If you deal with documents/records in the workplace and you don’t have access to fancy EDRMS, EDMS,…

Ali February 10, 2013

TreeMapping

A recent school project got us excited to explore the idea of mapping the trees of city of Vancouver in a more practical way. My friends and I had a fruitful meeting…

Ali December 17, 2011

Playing with data structures in Ruby

Sorting I've been trying to sort a mixed array in Ruby the shortest way. Each element of the array by itself is a mixed array of a number and and a hash: a =…

Ali November 17, 2011
Snow Leopard to Lion; The painless way

Snow Leopard to Lion; The painless way

Conclusion first! Let me save you a few minutes (and perhaps hours of suffering on your Mac) and tell you the end of the story in the beginning. Upgrading has been…

Ali August 31, 2011

Reloading Rails console without exiting

In my journey to hopefully master Ruby on Rails, I'm amazed to see that many authors (in blogs or in books) most of whom are pretty expert in the field, choose to…

Ali March 31, 2011

Running MySQL 5.5 and Rails 3 on Mac OS X

A recent opportunity made me dust off my development skills and I decided to use Ruby on Rails as the framework of choice. I'm happy with Ruby 1.8.7 for now (comes…

Ali March 22, 2011

The fPhone

Back in 2007 when Facebook was becoming a global phenomena, my first impression as a user was a normal pessimism at first that left me with just an account to reserve…

Ali September 25, 2010
Adding easy to use sorting features to Objective-C arrays

Adding easy to use sorting features to Objective-C arrays

Apart from how powerful and flexible NSArray in Objective-C is, there are times that you need to sort many arrays throughout the projects. The standard way of…

Ali June 15, 2010
Cloud is better off without Flash

Cloud is better off without Flash

With the emergence of the iPad, there are many trends changing and many ideas developing around an old but finally well-developed phenomenon: the tablet computer. Although…

Ali May 8, 2010
Learning iPhone development fast

Learning iPhone development fast

Learning a new language along with news development tools is quite exciting and challenging at the same time. You have to go through most (if not all) basic stuff…

Ali January 17, 2010

Mix like a DJ on your Mac with Djay

This article is originally posted on Shufflegazine. If you are a music fan (who isn’t?) you might have dreamed about mixing some tunes and added new grooves…

Ali December 16, 2009

Convert video formats on your Mac for free

This article is originally posted on Shufflegazine. Earlier today I received a dinosaur JVC camera with a truck load of video clips. We are traveling to Lebanon…

Ali November 22, 2009
Fixing the multiprocessing error while developing for AppEngine

Fixing the multiprocessing error while developing for AppEngine

If you are developing for Google AppEngine on Mac, and you have updated python to 2.6.x or higher, you might face this non-sense error over and over: ImportError:…

Ali September 26, 2009