Jennifer Zelazny

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Tag: PHP

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Install Memcache in Under 5 Minutes with Bitnami

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The more I work with Bitnami, the more I absolutely love it. After migrating a number of applications over to my server – I realized I could benefit from using Memcache. I decided to do a quick look at the documentation for Bitnami and found exactly what I needed. Within 5 minutes I had Memcache up and running. Of course after I did that – I also took a closer look to see what other PHP modules were available – and installed a few more. What I love most? The documentation is great and everything I try actually works –... Read More » Read more

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Check for Valid Date with PHP

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I stumbled on this handy function this morning when putting together a form that required a valid date (example: 02/30/2011 would not be valid because there are not 30 days in February). Very simple and useful! Checks the validity of the date formed by the arguments. A date is considered valid if each parameter is properly defined. Documentation: http://php.net/manual/en/function.checkdate.php Read more

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PHP 4 or PHP 5? You Pick the Flavor

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I recently ran into a situation where there were two versions of PHP on a server and I needed to make sure PHP 5 was being used. To pick the version – all you need to do is add the following into your .htaccess file (assuming you do not have access to your httpd config): For PHP 5: AddType application/x-httpd-php5 .php For PHP 4: AddType application/x-httpd-php4 .php It does not get much more easier than that! Read more

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apache, mysql, php update.

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Finally after two years of contemplating the updates to Apache 2.x, MySQL 5.x, and PHP 5.x, I finally updated my server to the latest version os Apache, MySQL, and PHP. I was not too concerned about custom work or any of my WordPress sites, but I was concerned XOOPS and/or XOOPS modules would have some problems, but it is now a week later and everything is running smoothly. Why finally? Well, as of the end of this month, support for PHP 4 will be discontinued. Better late than never. Time to update your servers too? Read more

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php live training.

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I just finished a four day live training session on PHP. I have to say – our instructor was very informative and patient. I learned quite a bit about PHP, object oriented programming, and most importantly – security. If you are ever looking for some PHP training, definitely consider PHP Architect training. Read more

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writing php with komodo ide.

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My online PHP training is now complete. I feel like I learned quite a bit and am ready to start tackling some exciting projects I have in my queue. Not only did I learn about some good practices, I also finally made time to look at some development environments. After some comparisons, I have choosen to play around with Komodo IDE Active State also offers a free editor called Komodo Edit if you are interested in a simple bare bones editor. If you are at all curious about Komodo IDE, be sure and check out the free Discover Komodo IDE... Read More » Read more

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php training update.

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I have to say I am enjoying the PHP Essentials training a lot more than I had originally thought. I am learning quite a bit and ended up working on my “homework” last night for a few hours. I have never had any formal training so it is nice to have someone start from the beginning to make sure I have a solid foundation. At the end of the month, I am going to also be taking the PHP Full Immersion class. If you are interested in getting some formal PHP training, I highly recommend PHP Architect training. Read more

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php training.

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Today was my first day of PHP Training offered by PHP Architect. I am looking forward to having some formal training so I can improve on what I already know and use on a daily basis. I am hoping that by the end of this training session which will be completed by the end of February that I will be ready to tackle some big projects I have been thinking about for awhile. I will update everyone on how it is going in the next few weeks. As for the Super Bowl last night…well – at least we still have... Read More » Read more

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so long, farewell ben!

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After working with Ben for almost eight years he had decided to move on. I wanted to wish Ben all the luck in the world. We had a great time working together for many years…as he put up with my on again off again relationship with Mac OS X Server and I put up with his “not as funny as he thought” videos and comics 😉 We also had a good time playing Carmageddon 2, Diablo, Diablo II and Quake 3 Arena. We did do some great work in between all the games and great music (I got him out... Read More » Read more