List of TopazPort Documentation

 

Zend and the Art of WebApp Development

Zend and the Art of WebApp DevelopmentI’ve worked on several web applications recently and I’ve been using pieces of the Zend Framework for them. A while back I reviewed a number of PHP libraries and decided that for our needs, the Zend Framework was ideal. Now that I’ve used it for a few applications, I’m convinced ...

Website Maintenance - December 13th, 2011

We will be taking your website off-line for a server update Tuesday, December 13th at 8pm ET. The update will take approx 30 minutes.

This update will include some security enhancements and bug fixes to the software running the web server.

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to email This email address is hidden from email harvesters via JavaScript

How to Create a new Object in TopazPort

  How to create a New Object in Topaz Port: 1.    Go to www.siteurl.com/new/’type of object’ (ie: banner) 2.    Add a Title and upload any necessary images and then SAVE 3.    Go to Admin Menu/ Site Content and Layout 4.    Select Choose or Change ...

TopazPort Website Maintenance - May 17th, 2011

We will be taking your website off-line for a software update Tuesday, May 17th at 10pm ET. The update will take approx 30 minutes.

This software update will include some minor performance enhancements.

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to email This email address is hidden from email harvesters via JavaScript

 

TopazPort Website Maintenance - April 14th, 2011

We will be taking your website off-line for a software update Thursday, April 12th at 10pm ET. The update will take approx 10 minutes.

This software update will include minor enhancements to the HTML editor and the newsletter.

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to email This email address is hidden from email harvesters via JavaScript

 

TopazPort Website Maintenance - November 17, 2010

We will be taking your website off-line for a software update Wednesday, November 17 at 11 pm ET. The update will take approx 10 minutes.

This software update will include enhancements to the uploading function for member lists.

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to email This email address is hidden from email harvesters via JavaScript

 

TopazPort Website Maintenance

We will be taking your website off-line for scheduled maintenance and software update Thursday morning, November 11th, around 6am ET. The maintenance will be approx 30 minutes and your site will be back up in full by 7am.

This software update will include enhancements to the groups and searching functionality.

 

TopazPort Website Maintenance

We will be taking your website off-line for scheduled maintenance Friday morning, October 22nd, around 6am ET for a software update. The maintenance window will last between 10 and 45 minutes and your site will be back up by 7am.

This software update will include some performance improvements and minor enhancements.

What's your job?

This may seem like a silly question to some, but I think it's often easy for us to forget what our job really is. I'm going to write this from the perspective of a Software Developer, but it applies equally well to all job functions. As programmers, we have often ...

Never trust user input

One of the most common security issues I see in code from new web developers (and even some experienced ones) is not sanitizing user input. They trust user input to have always come from a non-adversarial user interacting with the site through a web browser. Given the HTTP(S) protocol, there is ...

Why am I Blogging?

A reasonable question to ask really. My main audience at this point is the development staff at Topaz Group. We are separated both by space and time. By space, because we are spread out and do not share offices or even the same area code. By time because I know ...

Book Review: Secure Coding: Principles and Practices

Last time I reviewed one of two books on security that I had recently read. This time I'll review the other book - Secure Coding: Princeiples & Practices by Mark G. Graff and Kenneth R. van Wyk (and published by O'Reilly which puts out excellent books in general). This ...

Book Review: The Security Development Lifecycle

Security is something that is very important in all kinds of applications today. I have many more articles I want to write about security (particularly since we fixed a recent security hole). I'm going to start, however, with a review of one of two books I read recently on security. ...

Specifications Chart

APPENDIX B - Requirements Spreadsheet   E = Essential, N = Non-essential   Category Functionality E/N Y/N Screen Shot Description Answer Part 1 - Base Functionality   Distributed Content Management Distributed content management w/role basing (Including but not limited to sections of site, individual pages, navigation and special features) ...

topazport feature requests

Users and Groups Add Photos to profiles - yalenet council list users like ning or facebook - yalenet council   Posts add a comment / discussion capability to post pages - yalenet council