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These articles are written and maintained by Rob Taylor. Rob founded TConsult Web Dev Inc. in 1997. TConsult is a development company that provides custom data driven Web development services. Rob also founded RBT Platforms Inc. in 2018. RBT Platforms builds Web services for small business on a sign-up basis.

Remembering the Old Days of Classic ASP (Active Server Pages)

8/7/2018 12:42:34 PM
I few days ago I began discussions with a company to oversee their Classic ASP development (not a misprint) and assist in the migration process of re-building the site in .NET. I wrote millions of lines of programming code in Active Server Pages (now known as Classic ASP) and I found myself embraced in both humor and nostalgia. Part of me would give anything to go back to that time period. A larger part of me is happy we moved on.

Google: Buy SSL or Else. Thanks Facebook & DNC.

8/5/2018 3:01:55 PM
With major stories of security dominating the news in the past couple of years - mainly the result of people's own stupidity - we now have certain entities jumping to the foreground of Internet security like George Washington standing on the bow crossing the Potomac. Never let a tragedy go to waste. Self-aggrandize any chance you get.

Recent Adventures with PayPal Express Checkout REST API

8/1/2018 9:50:25 AM
I have done a lot of work with real-time payment processors in my day (mainly Authorize.NET) but I had never been asked to implement PayPal Express Checkout. What I discovered was an API that is far more powerful than I realized, deep in it's capabilities, but also a drag to launch due to loosey-goosey documentation on the side of PayPal. Nonetheless, I got the job done and I would still give it a thumbs up at the end of the day.

An APP for Your e-commerce Store? Grab Your Wallet!

7/26/2018 1:43:28 PM
Think creating an APP for your business is easy? Think again.

The e-commerce Challenge: Fresh Content for Search Engines

7/25/2018 12:10:24 PM
Having built many e-commerce systems over the years, I have spent thousands of hours and our clients have spent thousands of dollars integrating SEO methods in to Web stores. For many years my company has automatically integrated SEO in to our work. That being said, Google would not be where they are today without providing the freshest content regardless of what SEO techniques you use. Is SEO important? I will give my opinion in this seven part article.

The Evolution of an eCommerce Website

7/1/2018 1:48:48 PM
I hate clichés but sometimes there is no way around them. "Software is never done" is a cliché you will often hear in development circles. And it is true - software is never done. I have yet to take on a client where we are not periodically building something new or modifying an existing feature. If your Website ever was officially "done" then you are probably done too!

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