For the past four years I used BlackBerry Blend that seamlessly brings my messaging and content that’s on my BlackBerry smartphone to my computer. Everything works well until all past versions of Mac OS X Sierra (beta), after upgrading to the beta version of Mac OS X Sierra, trying to open the app becomes unresponsive and unable to connect to my device.
I decided to delete it and reinstall it but despite numerous attempts I was unable to install it.
As Mac OS X Sierra is in beta I am waiting until will become available to public and hope RIM will release a new version of Blend compatible with the new OS.
In meanwhile I just downgraded my OS from Sierra to El Capitan as the new version of Mac OS X doesn’t bring me any benefits in performance or productivity.


Categories Mobile, Software

Once a while an website needs to be updated, I mean the platform. Therefore I start looking for a new solution, preferably open source. I setup few criteria I am looking at when I will choose an CMS:

  • programming language
  • security
  • footprint
  • extensibility
  • documentation
  • rich community
  • performance

All the CMSs presented benefits from the support of the open source community and are easy to be extended.
This article reflect my own experience at the moment I wrote the article and may differ than the reality.
Finally I decided to build my own mini CMS. (API with PHP and Angular JS as front-end).


Categories Web, Software

This guide describes how you can use FileMaker Pro as and ODBC client application and as a datasource for ODBC applications. In FileMaker Pro, ODBC connections are treated like a external datasource, formerly known as file references. Tables can be added to the relationship graph and can be created layouts showing records from any ODBC capable database (MySQL table).
Through a layout, you can add, remove or edit the external records as if they were in a FileMaker Pro table, no SQL or scripts required. Continue reading accessing the link below:

Connecting FileMakerPro with MySQL.pdf [0.40MB]


Categories Database, Max OS X


As Mac OS X runs on top of Unix most of the packages we need are already packaged with OS X. To create local server you just need to enable them and install MySQL. Exist alternatives like MAMP, XAMPP with via installer all the packages will be enabled/installed to help you to get started quickly.


Categories Web, Server

Are you using NetBeans 8.0 and CodeIgniter for your PHP projects and want to have code auto complete support?
For NetBeans earlier versions until 7.3 can be used Kenai Project. As I use version NB 8.0 trying to install Kenai v 7.3 that won’t install.

 1 <?php
 2 
 3 /* 
 4  * Place this file in the root of your NetBeans 8.0 project.
 5  */
 6 
 7     /**
 8     * @property CI_DB_active_record $db
 9     * @property CI_DB_forge $dbforge
10     * @property CI_Benchmark $benchmark
11     * @property CI_Calendar $calendar
12     * @property CI_Cart $cart
13     * @property CI_Config $config
14     * @property CI_Controller $controller
15     * @property CI_Email $email
16     * @property CI_Encrypt $encrypt
17     * @property CI_Exceptions $exceptions
18     * @property CI_Form_validation $form_validation
19     * @property CI_Ftp $ftp
20     * @property CI_Hooks $hooks
21     * @property CI_Image_lib $image_lib
22     * @property CI_Input $input
23     * @property CI_Language $language
24     * @property CI_Loader $load
25     * @property CI_Log $log
26     * @property CI_Model $model
27     * @property CI_Output $output
28     * @property CI_Pagination $pagination
29     * @property CI_Parser $parser
30     * @property CI_Profiler $profiler
31     * @property CI_Router $router
32     * @property CI_Session $session
33     * @property CI_Sha1 $sha1
34     * @property CI_Table $table
35     * @property CI_Trackback $trackback
36     * @property CI_Typography $typography
37     * @property CI_Unit_test $unit_test
38     * @property CI_Upload $upload
39     * @property CI_URI $uri
40     * @property CI_User_agent $user_agent
41     * @property CI_Validation $validation
42     * @property CI_Xmlrpc $xmlrpc
43     * @property CI_Xmlrpcs $xmlrpcs
44     * @property CI_Zip $zip
45     */
46 
47     class CI_Controller {};
48 
49     /**
50     * @property CI_DB_active_record $db
51     * @property CI_DB_forge $dbforge
52     * @property CI_Config $config
53     * @property CI_Loader $load
54     * @property CI_Session $session
55     */
56 
57     class CI_Model {};
58 ?>

Solution: Copy the attached file content into a php file and place it inside your nbproject folder then restart your IDE.


Categories Programming, Web