Archive For The “PHP” Category

podcast format for iTunes

In case anyone is searching around on Google or Yahoo! for a character encoding format that works for iTunes – I have found that UTF-8 works great. And I use htmlentities($str, ENT_QUOTES, “UTF-8″) to get the text formatted properly. Also a note, that if you leave the length field empty, iTunes doesn’t display the file […]

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Openid.net Integration, a Necessity?

Now that openid.net has announced that google and microsoft are putting out products with openid included in them i guess its time to get on board. with so many technologies changing so rapidly i like to wait and watch to see how things will evolve. i think they have evolved. anytime you have google AND […]

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Valuable Resource for ASP/PHP Programmers

http://www.aronson.co.il/asp2php.php I wish I would have found this sooner and if I wouldn’t have found it – I probably would have created it myself.

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Free Tip on Verifying PHP Scripts sans Test Server

From your Uncle Leroy … Use: php -l *script_name* ..to test the syntax of your scripts. Obviously, you want to unit test all code, but in a pinch, if some piece of code is difficult to setup the test environment, at least run a sytax check on it. Or use Eclipse with its syntax checking/highlighting […]

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Great Read for Software Team leaders and workers

If you lead a software team or work on a team, you need to read this article http://www.joelonsoftware.com/articles/fog0000000043.html

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Customer Service

It is mostly about Customer Service. What is? Software. It’s all about customer service in fact. I mean, you build a User Interface so that your users can interface with it. And if that interface doesn’t make sense (BTW, that was your first line of customer service) then they call or email you (your second […]

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Ruby on Rails

Ruby may be the proverbial “diamond in the rough” but I am having difficulty justifying all the mining equipment. I know, the metaphor is weak, but bear with me. I definitely need to buy a book on it. Examples that I have found on the web have been less than adequate. Having been involved in […]

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All Things To Consider

Maybe not ALL things. But there are a ton of things to consider as a freelance programmer or leading programming shop. And a few have come to my attention recently, so that is the driving force of this post. Copyright/Ownership – on this project, who will own the code when it completes? ITAR – Is […]

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