Search bookings in Events Manager plugin

Events Manager plugin One of the most used plugins for managing events on a WordPress is the Events Manager. It is a very easy to use and highly configurable plugin, surprisingly it lacks a feature allowing an admin to search …

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Translating with handlebars.js

By default, most webapplication are created in a single language: English. This seems like a good idea, since more then 50% (according to W3C) of all the pages in the Internet are written on this language. On the other hand, almost 46% …

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Arduino Watchdog timer

Arduino watchdog timer

Since a couple of months we’re developing an IoT (Internet of Things) application. We build our prototype with an Arduino Uno accompanied with a GSM/GPRS shield. It took me a while to make the whole GPRS (re)connect flow stable, except …

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Loading CSS and JS for admin pages

When building your own WordPress plugin or theme you will often want to load your own css or javascript files. This is simple in WordPress, you just use a hook where you register and enqueue your style or script… But …

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Server-Sent Events in Node.js

A year ago we kickstarted the Spark Core project on kickstart. When we received our Core we started to explore the use of it. Like so many I started an automated garden project. Living in Brussels and only having a …

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My Internship: David Bos

My name is David Bos, a 3rd year electronics-ict student from PXL college Diepenbeek. I did my internship at Appsaloon, they develop web apps and maintain websites. But they also organize technology events such as the Arduino Jam and the …

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Node.js on Arduino Yún

We wanted a system with which we could control the lights and heating of our office as well as reading out some sensors. Here at AppSaloon (where I do my internship) they use Node.js for a lot of things, so …

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Zumo Robot Wars

My name is David Bos, I am an electronics-ict student at PXL Diepenbeek and an intern at Appsaloon. Friday 2 May I went to Antwerp to attend the Zumo Robot War Hackathon.This was organized by Appsaloon in cooperation with HelloBank. At …

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Using multiple WordPress loops

Using multiple WordPress loops

Coding more complex WordPress sites means you’ll probably need more than one loop on certain pages. For example a homepage with different sections and categories, or one page designs that are really trending this year. There are a couple ways …

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Bring the house down with vagrant up

If you have ever done webdevelopment in a team you know the hassle of ensuring everyone is using the same dev environment. This is simply impossible when there are multiple operating systems being used within the team, Mac OS vs …

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Custom date box for WordPress

A customized date box can really make a difference in your blog’s design. WordPress has an easy way to make it add the date of your post automatically. This is how I do it… The image below is my example, …

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Yii between api’s

There are times when you chose to use a certain webbased tool because it offers you everything you need and want. Over time your needs might change but migrating to another tool could mean losing other features that made you …

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Arduino Jam 2014 V1- The winners

When we started AppSaloon we also started to sponsor one of the greatest events: The Arduino-jam, 48 hours of making based on the arduino platform. Makers, creators, students, … were invited to join for a weekend of fun in the fablab …

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WordPress Custom Fields

WordPress Custom Fields can be really handy when you want to add some custom metadata to a specific part of your template. For example, you can use it to add a classname to a div, or just add some extra …

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Jenkins with NodeJS and Grunt

Continuous integration, especially with Jenkins, is fun … once you have everything set up. To start a new project, you configure your local development environment. Once Grunt nicely reruns your Mocha tests, it’s time to start thinking about the CI …

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Upload to and edit in canvas

Ever needed to make an app were the user has to upload an image and edit it before saving? Like upload, crop and scale your profile picture. A few years ago you would first upload the image to your server. …

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