I'm a (full-stack) web and app developer with more than 5 years' experience programming for the web using HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript and PHP. I mainly use the LAMP stack and frameworks like jQuery, jQuery Mobile, and Cordova (PhoneGap). My interests also include web security, web accessibility, SEO and WordPress. Currently I'm self-employed working with the cited technologies and a regular blogger for several networks (SitePoint, Tuts+ and FlippinAwesome) where I write articles about the topics I usually work with and more. I'm also the author of the books jQuery in Action, third edition and Instant jQuery Selectors.

Aurelio's articles

  1. Build a Location-Based Mobile App With HTML5 and Javascript: Part 6

    This entry is part 6 of 6 in the series Build a Location-Based Mobile App With HTML5 and Javascript

    This entry is part 6 of 6 in the series Build a Location-Based Mobile App With HTML5 and JavascriptIn the previous article in this series, I described the last remaining utility function, as well as those that set up our application. In this final part of the series, you’ll see how to create the configuration […]

  2. Getting Directions Using the Google Maps API

    In Working with Geolocation and the Google Maps API you learned how to determine a user’s physical location and display it on a map. In this followup article, you’ll create a service that lets a user get directions from one address to another. To enhance the user experience, the service will also allow the user […]

  3. Build a Location-Based Mobile App With HTML5 and Javascript: Part 4

    This entry is part 4 of 6 in the series Build a Location-Based Mobile App With HTML5 and Javascript

    This entry is part 4 of 6 in the series Build a Location-Based Mobile App With HTML5 and JavascriptIn the previous part of our series, you’ve seen how to configure “Where I parked my car” to adjust the theme, modify the pages’ transitions, and use the option to display text when showing the page loader […]

  4. What’s New in Zend Framework 2

    Zend Framework 2 stable has been released. Apart from the name, version 2 is really a new project compared to the older version; ZF has been totally rewritten! Here’s a brief overview of some of the new features and changes that have been introduced to the framework.

  5. Working with Geolocation and the Google Maps API

    One of today’s most used APIs is the Geolocation API. Geolocation allows an application to determine your physical coordinates, and tailor the application to you. This has the potential to dramatically enhance your user experience. This article will show you how to use the Geolocation API together with the Google Maps API.

  6. Build a Location-Based Mobile App With HTML5 and Javascript: Part 3

    This entry is part 3 of 6 in the series Build a Location-Based Mobile App With HTML5 and Javascript

    This entry is part 3 of 6 in the series Build a Location-Based Mobile App With HTML5 and JavascriptIn the previous part of the series, I showed you the code of all the HTML pages of “Where I parked my car”. However, so far they are useless because we’ve not written the business logic behind […]

  7. Build a Location-Based Mobile App With HTML5 and Javascript: Part 2

    This entry is part 2 of 6 in the series Build a Location-Based Mobile App With HTML5 and Javascript

    This entry is part 2 of 6 in the series Build a Location-Based Mobile App With HTML5 and JavascriptIn the first article of this series, I showed the features of the mobile app “Where I parked my car” and outlined an overview of the technologies that will be used for its implementation. In this article […]

  8. Build a Location-Based Mobile App With HTML5 and Javascript: Part 1

    This entry is part 1 of 6 in the series Build a Location-Based Mobile App With HTML5 and Javascript

    This entry is part 1 of 6 in the series Build a Location-Based Mobile App With HTML5 and JavascriptYou don’t need separate platform-specific technologies to develop powerful, useful apps. You’d be surprised with what you can build with HTML5 and popular JavaScript libraries. This article is the first of a series in which I’ll develop […]

  9. Sending Email with Swift Mailer

    Sending email is a common task we must deal with often. Although you can use PHP’s native functions, they can be too low-level, especially when you want to attach files to your messages. This article introduces you to Swift Mailer, a powerful, component-based library that let’s you send emails easily through an OOP interface.