Monday, September 29, 2014

The complexity of designing, developing, and managing PHP Mobile & Web Applications in the Cloud

Comit Developers used Zend Server 7 on Amazon Web Services to address the complexity of  designing, developing, and managing PHP Mobile & Web Applications in the Cloud

Maxine Giza from Tech Target recently interviewed me for an article on the opportunities and challenges facing PHP mobile and web application developers migrating to the Amazon Web Services platform and how Zend Server 7 can help.  We discussed how Comit Developers addressed these challenges as we migrated from a LAMP stack over to Zend Server 7 running on the Amazon Web Services cloud.

Fair Warning: I did an hour-long interview with Tech Target for this piece and it was pretty substantially condensed. Some addition details can be found over on the AWS blog at for anyone interested in a deeper technical dive on the topic.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Funniest Moment in Modern Film - Robin Williams and James Earl Jones in "The Angriest Man in Brooklyn"

Without a Doubt, IMHO, this is the funniest moment recorded in Modern Film. Starring Academy Award Winning Actors Robin Williams and James Earl Jones from the film The Angriest Man in Brooklyn...

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

What do you consider a "real-time" transaction?

Eligible makes it simple for healthcare companies to pass and receive financial transactions with over 1,000 health insurance companies across the country.
Image Courtesy of Eligible
There's a fantastic write-up from Eligible, a company I've had the pleasure of working with recently, on the state of "real-time" transactions in the health care sector.

With the passage of The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), our government created a set of standards defining the kind of transactions that your doctor, your insurance company, Durable Medical Equipment Providers (DMEs) and a whole host of other participants in the health care sector carry out while delivering your health care to you (and making sure it's paid for...)

Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA)
Image Courtesy of CMS
While most of the attention around HIPAA tends to be focused on the Security, Privacy, and Breach of Notification Rules, this legislation was the first time any of the participants in the health care sector attempted to create a single unified standard defining what types of information should be included, for example, when a doctor's office sends an electronic request to an insurance company to verify what kind of coverage you have before providing you with services.

Sunday, May 04, 2014

Radio Radio & Chubby Carrier and the Bayou Swamp Band @ Festival Internationale de Louisiane

Image Courtesy of Festival International de Louisiane
We recently celebrated the 2014 Festival International de Louisiane here in Lafayette, LA - truly one of my favorite reasons to be back living in Cajun Country.  If you weren't able to "come festival with us" this year, you missed out on an amazing celebration of french music, food, and culture - but don't worry you can come pass a good time with us next year when we do it all again!

I was only able to catch a few shows this year, but two of my favorite bands in the world happened to be playing and delivered amazing performances. In honor of both my own "patrimoine fran├žais" & this year's lineup, here's a few of my take-aways "en francsais," as Madame Price would remind me to say ;)