HOWTO: Route AP12 Controls in MVC

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.net MVC Our .net MVC development team started working with the new Web API 2 controllers released with Visual Studio 2013, and quickly hit some important issues. Routing and AttributeRouting and using Web API 2 controllers inside an…

HOWTO: Use OneLogin API in PHP

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OneLogin is a great service that allows companies to use Single Sign On to allow their employees or customers to access a multitude of other applications using a single username and password. We are currently using it to do just that for a client…

HOWTO: Backup/Restore MongoDB w/ PHP

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Dumping a MongoDB database is done using the "mongodump" utility in the command prompt. This dump creates a binary export of the database. This export can be restored using the "mongorestore" utility. A basic dump of a local MongoDB database…

Google Maps and Xamarin

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When our mobile app development team started working with Google Maps on Xamarin, we found that there were a lot of conflicting methods of initializing a map view for Android using Xamarin. Here is a step-by-step breakdown of what needs to be…

HOWTO: Configure Magento Cron

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Our ecommerce team was having trouble with Magento cron jobs, so we researched the various mechanisms to test and debug them.  The jobs did not run at the expected time and we couldn't see why. The Magento cron jobs run as apache. …

SSAS - Attribute Hierarchies Error

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SQL In his excellent book, Star Schema, Christopher Adamson begins Chapter 7, "Hierarchies and Snowflakes," with the following language: It is possible to describe a dimension table as a series of parent-child relationships among groups…