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socket.io 1.0 is here

Exciting times for node.js and websockets. The 1.0 release of socket.io is out and its looking good. I blogged back in 2013, wondering what was happening with socket.io as it was looking very quiet, but thats all in the past … Continue reading

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WordPress on Heroku behind a reverse proxy

I’ve just been setting up the blog for Big5 Boutique I thought I’d share the useful sources of info  I found to do this: http://rywalker.com/setting-up-a-wordpress-blog-on-heroku-as-a-subdirectory-of-a-rails-app-also-hosted-on-heroku http://www.xyu.io/2013/07/20-million-hits-a-day-with-wordpress-for-free/ I set up the WordPress blog under the /blog/ subdirectory of the main Rails app … Continue reading

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Big5 Boutique is live!

Last Friday we pushed Big5 Boutique live. We want to make the whole process of booking safaris much simpler and we are very excited about everything we’re going to be building over the next few months. Please do check it out … Continue reading

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Trying out Big5 Boutique

We’ve got the beta version of Big5 Boutique up at our staging url, http://big5boutique.herokuapp.com We’re not quite ready to launch yet but we’re getting close. Next step to start learning about SEO.. Its quite the rabbit hole to go down.

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Executing a transaction against a stored card in Peach Payments with node.js

Integration with Peach Payments has been going well but they still don’t have any code samples for integration using Node.js In my previous post I showed how you can get the URL for an iFrame point at their Web Payment … Continue reading

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Integrating to Peach Payments

I’ve been writing some code to integrate to Peach Payments. They’re a great payment provider for developing markets. Unfortunately their API documentation is missing details on how to retrieve the url for their WPF integration using node.js So here is a … Continue reading

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Security risk in an Expressjs app with Passportjs authentication

I was recently reading this blog post about the dangers of using the bodyParser middleware in the Express server. This warning is actually echoed in the Express guide. The problem basically boils down to the fact that bodyParser creates a temp file … Continue reading

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PhantomJS and Nodejitsu

I’ve been trying to find information on whether nodejitsu supports PhantomJS or not. The short answer as of 04/Oct/2013 is NO. 😦 If you try to access phantomjs from your node app, you will find that it is not installed. … Continue reading

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Node.js native MongoDB driver is re-usable across requests

I’m still getting to grips with MongoDB and Node.js. One thing that I’ve been wondering about is whether the connection supplied by the javascript native MongoDB client is re-usable across requests with some kind of pooling implementation…and the answer is … Continue reading

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Don’t let Ember.js swallow errors in your promises

Update: 25/07/2013 : The solution described below does not work with RC6 .. You will need to get ember-latest. Are you finding that errors occurring in your promise handlers are being swallowed silently by Ember.js ? I had written some … Continue reading

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