'PHP' Category

  • Mavericks, XAMPP and Sendmail Oh My!

    December 3, 2013

    I develop web applications on my MacBook Pro.  I’ve recently upgraded to Mavericks and changed over from MAMP to XAMPP.  One thing that we all have to do at some point is create email notifications.  Whether that takes the form of a forgot password link, a verify email address link, or some other activity notification, […]

  • Cooking with Laravel

    November 22, 2013

    I’ve recently added a new Laravel 4 book Laravel Application Development Cookbook written by Terry Matula and available from PacktPub to my library.  I would consider myself a very good PHP developer, and have been searching for a framework to help me excel the development process.  I’ve tried a couple in the past (Yii, CodeIgniter) […]

  • Goodbye Save Button

    November 4, 2013

    I’ve always been amazed at web applications such as Asana, where in this case, you’re creating a project in a notepad fashion, not really viewing all the ugly squares on an underlying rigidly structured form.  You click, or press a shortcut key and you’re presented with a box in which to type, press enter, and […]

  • PHP and Word’s special characters

    October 23, 2013

    Sick of users copying and pasting Word content into your web forms?  We all know you end up with all their special characters ending up as ? in your text.  This recently happened to me and I had to fix it, see these were college essays on the undergraduate application. This is what I used […]

  • Forcing SSL with PHP

    November 29, 2011

    Occasionally you have a registration form, login page or other php item that should be secured.  Its easy to link to something securely, however, some people play with urls ( I know, gasp ), search engines might get to the page with http, or users might somehow otherwise end up there unsecured.  Yes you can […]

  • ezSQL – database wrapper/abstraction layer

    August 15, 2011

    I was looking for a database wrapper / abstraction layer to use for PHP a couple weeks ago.  I’m working on a large PHP project and its using Oracle.  I started out with the app using oci calls throughout.  Launched the beta – and its working pretty well.    Now I’m going through cleaning up sections […]

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