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 […]
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 […]
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): […]
I learned an important and valuable lesson today. Before committing code to a live server, always run: php – l filename.php to check for syntax errors if you cannot view the file beforehand. Enough said.
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
What a crazy and full weekend! Many thanks to Demitrious for helping me out this weekend with PHP. If you are a beginner, check out Demtrious’s article: Poor Man’s Debugger. This article helped me greatly over the past weekend and I feel like I now have a good handle on what to do when things […]
After talking to Scott I finally have a plugin which I am excited to develop and excited to share with the WordPress community…a plugin that will allow WordPress admins to see exactly how many people are subscribing to your WordPress RSS feed and who these people are. Why would I do this when Feedburner is […]