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Yoram Kornatzky

Software Architect & Engineer Open Source, Mobile, Web, Cloud, Server, Blockchain

Storing and Presenting Dates and Times in a Web Application

In an online auction project, the users were spread in a variety of time zones. Each had to see the accurate time for the end of the auction, while some users would create auctions from the web page. This required us to juggle timezones at the front-end and the backend. Dates, Times, and Time Zo...

An Auction System Needs a Central Clock

An Auction Runs by A Clock An auction system either live or timed runs by the clock. In a live auction, one often runs calls on a bid according to a clock. In a timed auction, you start and end an auction by the clock, and you show the users a countdown timer. Browser Times Cannot Be Trusted In ...

The Pure Laravel Playbook

It used to be the case that when you program a Laravel project, you program in PHP within the Laravel framework, and then have Vue.js or some other front-end framework at the front-end. The rise of the TALL stack - Tailwind CSS, Alpine.js, LiveWire, Laravel - has grossly diminished the role of f...

A New Software Agency for Auctions and Marketplaces

Starting a new software agency for constructing auctions and marketplaces. Working together with my long-time collaborator Grzegorz Bukat. Focusing on servicing European customers. The agency is based in Tel-Aviv and Warsaw. For information, REAL TIME AUCTIONS For inquiries, send me a message

Printing from an Electron Application

Electron is a framework for building cross-platform desktop applications using web technologies. In an Electron application, we wanted to print a report from an application screen. Additionally, we wanted to save the report as a PDF file. While the report was based on the data rendered on the scr...

Metcalfe’s Law in Referral Networks

A polished version of this article was published in Medium by 2key Network 2key Network 2key Network is a blockchain-based referral network intended to reward referrers through smart contracts. Referrals progress through the network thanks to people sharing them through their regular browsers. Th...

Timer Server in ReactPHP

In many applications such as auctions, you need a dynamic collection of timers, such that you can add timers, and cancel timers. We found ReactPHP superior for this. This sweet and simple server sets a new timer specified by a timeout and a task to be performed on timeout. For example sake, the t...

Is Sails.js Still Live and Kicking?

Sails.js in the Past Sails.js is a Node.js MVC framework that I have used for several projects in the past. In these projects, it served as the API backend, with the front-end taken care by either EJS views or a mobile app built with PhoneGap. Build processes are handled via Grunt. The Present A...

Using IPFS Messaging for Referral Networks

A polished version of this article was published in Medium by 2key Network The 2key Referral network is an Ethereum based solution for referral networks, based on a combination of on-chain smart contracts and off-chain link propagation. 2key Network 2key Network is a blockchain-based referral ne...

Using Merkle Proof for Off-Chain Referral Networks

A polished version of this article was published in Medium by 2key Network 2key Network 2key Network is a blockchain-based referral network intended to reward referrers through smart contracts. Referrals progress through the network thanks to people sharing them through their regular browsers. Th...