Computers, Digital Cameras, and Cellphones
Much of the early development of the electronic computer took place in Philadelphia. We lost the lead, but it might return.
The website technology supporting Philadelphia Reflections is PHP, MySQL and DHTML. The web hosting service is Internet Planners. The development of this website has provided an opportunity to learn new technology, to try out different techniques for getting noticed by the search engines and the trials and tribulations of dealing with malicious hackers and spammers who range from the annoying to the abusive. This collection of articles documents some of our experiences and we hope that people surfing the web looking for solutions to problems we've encountered will benefit.
It's often desirable to get live financial data and everyone knows. XML is the thing to use but actually writing programs that work takes a bit of trouble. Plus, once you've got the data you need to display it.
The iPhone is the best PDA to come along since the Blackberry 15 years ago. It is to the Blackberry what the Blackberry was to cell phones.
Philadelphia Reflections is now a fully-fledged iPhone web app. The application will appear on your iPhone in the appropriate format automatically: just navigate to http://www.philadelphia-reflections.com with the iPhone browser; we will detect it and do the right thing.
A two-step process is required to get a little icon on your iPhone home page so you can go there directly:
That's it. We do all the rest.
Originally published: Wednesday, May 06, 2009; most-recently modified: Monday, May 13, 2019