Programming Archive

Headroom.js and Fixed Navigation

Last year on realtor.org, we had a request to implement a fixed navigation scheme. After gathering all of our requirements, we wrote some custom javascript to detect scroll position and engage a few dynamic elements at certain scroll points....
March 31, 2014

The Julia Language is Here to Stay

There’s a new force in the statistical and technical language space and she’s one to be reckoned with.  Julia can be compared to other languages such as the R statistical language; however, Julia is predicted to surpass R due...
February 6, 2014

OpenStack and the WWC (World Wide Cloud)

One of my technological passions is cloud-based computer architecture and its open source implementations.  Hands down, my favorite open source solution is OpenStack. Initially created through the collaborative efforts of NASA and Rackspace, it now relies on the contribution...
January 14, 2014

The Pi Emerges in Real Estate

If you have seen any of my presentation over the last year, you know that I reference the Raspberry Pi as an interesting piece of technology. For a very low cost (fully loaded less than $90), you can build...
April 5, 2013

Geeking Out: Alternatives for Reverse Geocoding with node.js

NOTE: CRT is excited to have Mark Lesswing, Chief Technology Officer and SVP of ITS at NAR, write a series of posts on his experiences with node.js. In the article below, Mark geocoding and libraries and services that prove...
February 26, 2013

Geeking Out: Supporting Websites with Small Servers

NOTE: CRT is excited to have Mark Lesswing, Chief Technology Officer and SVP of ITS at NAR, write a series of posts on his experiences with node.js. In the article below, expounds upon the importance of Web Sockets to...
February 21, 2013

Geeking Out: Programming with node.js

NOTE: CRT is excited to have Mark Lesswing, Chief Technology Officer and SVP of ITS at NAR, write a series of posts on his experiences with node.js. In the article below, Mark highlights some key differences between traditional server-side...
February 14, 2013

RETS Compliance Server on Amazon Web Services.

One of the big buzzwords in technology these days is the idea of “the Cloud”.  While this is not really a new idea, some services that are associated with cloud computing have recently become more viable.  At CRT we...
November 2, 2009

How did they do that?

Have you ever been surfing the net and found a site that just blew you away? Sure you have. When I find myself that position, the next question I ask is “How did they do that?”.  I have been...
December 5, 2008

I Hate You More Then Ever XML

Okay, so I don’t actually hate XML. But recently I have been working on writing a syndication tool and I am beginning to agree with a lot of people that question the use of XML for simple data exchange....
July 15, 2008