Boys with toys…

I’m always surprised at what horrible things web developers can actually do in their work just to use AJAX stuff. I won’t hurt anyone because there would be many useless deaths, but guys… use your head! A user wants interfaces…

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Protected: Don’t use true filenames on your server

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Loginshare for Dokeos

A long time ago, I developed a loginshare script for a customer, that I think can now be shared with the community. I don’t know much about LoginShare, and the truth is that their forum doesn’t tell me much either,…

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Social network in Dokeos 1.8.6.1 to include RSS feeds

I just commited to the Dokeos SVN a little feature to allow for the inclusion of your RSS feed in your profile. This is a little guide on how to enable this (there’s no other guide available at this point…

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PHP 5.3 and the Internationalization extension

In this article, Stas Malyshev describes the internationalization extension and mentions it’s been included in the PHP 5.3 core. It is an extensive article with plenty of examples to explain every component of Internationalization: Locale, Collator, Number formatter, Date formatter,…

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Get current PHP API

One method to know if the script being executed has been started through cli, apache or any other API is to use PHP_SAPI: if (PHP_SAPI != ‘cli’) { … } will ensure that the script is executed in a command-line…

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Summary of changes in PHP 5.3

A brief summary of the things that might change (slightly) the way we develop in PHP to use features from the new version. In particular, fileinfo would be great to start detecting character encodings and viruses… http://phparch.com/main/news/view/8/GOTO_in_PHP_5_3__is_it_Really_That_Evil_

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Building a cache cleaner from devel for Drupal 5

In a particular context, it happened to me to have to reproduce a cache cleaner feature for Drupal 5 without installing the Devel module. Although this article doesn’t create anything new, I thought it might be worth explaining in case…

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phpUnderControl, PHP_CodeSniffer and PHPUnit

Just a quick link to a few sites that I want to remember in a few days time, when I’ll try to get more information about the differences between PHPUnit and SimpleTest. http://phpundercontrol.org/about.html http://pear.php.net/package/PHP_CodeSniffer http://maphpia.com/impacto-estimable-gracias-a-unit-testing/ (in Spanish)

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PHP TestFest 2009 – First try

This is a quick report on my first trial as a local group coach for the PHP TestFest 2009 for the PHP Perú group. Assistance: 20 people (all more or less PHP developers, some very fresh) Preparation time: about 6…

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