About Pete Freitag

Pete Freitag (http://www.petefreitag.com/) is a software engineer, and web developer located in central new york. Pete specializes in the HTTP protocol, web services, xml, java, and coldfusion. In 2003 Pete published the ColdFusion MX Developers Cookbook with SAMs Publishing.

Pete owns a Firm called Foundeo (http://foundeo.com/) that specializes in Web Consulting, and Products for Web Developers.
iTunes Podcast RSS Enclosure URL Encoding

I am working on publishing a podcast in iTunes for one of my clients. From what I have read on various blogs iTunes can be very picky, so I thought I would post this for anyone else having this problem. I was getting the following error message:

MySQL – Storage Engine for Amazon S3

I got an email today from O’Reilly today about the MySQL Conference (coming up at the end in April), it looks like a pretty good conference, but one of the sessions caught my eye. It was called A Storage Engine for Amazon S3.

Howto Backup your Mac incrementally over SSH

Do you have access to a shell account on a unix server with some spare space? If so it’s pretty easy to incrementally backup your files securely with SSH.

MySQL Optimization Tips
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Every programmer loves to optimize, even when we know we shouldn’t.

Building Server Side AJAX Suggestions with script.aculo.us
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I’m a big fan of the script.aculo.us javascript library.

Interview with CSS Cookbook Author

I recently had a chance to conduct an interview with Christopher Schmitt, author of the CSS Cookbook from O’Reilly, among other books.

The 15 Commands Essential for Unix

Learning UNIX is a seemingly daunting task, there are thousands of commands out there, each with hundreds of options. But in reality you only need to know a few of them.

Google Checkout Free For Holiday Season

I just got an email from Google stating that Google Checkout transactions will be free until the end of the year:

Flash’s crossdomain.xml Dangers

PHP security guru Chris Shiflett has a great post about the dangers of Cross Domain Flash.

Web App Vulnerabilities Over Buffer Overflows

This should be an eye opener to many. In September Mitre reported that web application vulnerabilities are claiming the top three spots on their CVE request list, beating out Buffer Overflows.

Open Source SQL Full Text Search Engine – Sphinx

I came across Sphinx via the MySQL Performance Blog (which has some good entries you might want to check out). It is an Open Source Full Text SQL Search Engine.

Vi in a Nutshell

The unix text editor vi probably has more features than Microsoft Word yet I’ve only been using about 5 of them. Recently I’ve been learning a bit more about it.

Creating an RSS 2.0 Feed

If you can learn HTML, you can easily learn how to build your own RSS 2.0 feeds. I’ll take you through the steps to creating an RSS feed from scratch.

Why Designing a Good API Matters

Joshua Bloch has a good presentation outline called How to Design a Good API and Why it Matters.

Uploading Files Like GMail Attachments
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Google’s GMail has a nice way of allowing you to add multiple attachments to an email.

What’s New in BlueDragon 7?

New Atlanta, recently released Beta 1 of version 7 of thier BlueDragon CFML application server.

New Spam Word Study

We recently analyzed the tokens (or words) in the bayesian spam filter on our mail server.