Test your JavaScript code with JSFiddle

I just discovered jsfiddle.net. It’s a website that lets you type (or paste) HTML, CSS and JS code and load a specific JavaScript library to test its effects live. It also gives you a “JSLint” link which checks the syntax…

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Reset MySQL root password

Reference: http://www.cyberciti.biz/tips/recover-mysql-root-password.html (partly copied to avoid loosing source) # /etc/init.d/mysql stop Stopping MySQL database server: mysqld. # mysqld_safe –skip-grant-tables & [1] 5988 Starting mysqld daemon with databases from /var/lib/mysql mysqld_safe[6025]: started # mysql -u root Welcome to the MySQL monitor….

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Installing BigBlueButton 0.64 on CentOS5.5

The documentation to install BigBlueButton 0.64 on CentOS (and on most other distributions) is really excellent. However, I found that CentOS 5.5 had not been documented yet, so I tried it and run into a few problems. I explain below…

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PHPEclipse + Xdebug + Firefox

There’s a short but great article about setting up PHPEclipse with Xdebug here: http://bogdan-albei.blogspot.com/2010/06/php-remote-debugging-with-xdebug-and.html I really don’t want to forget this one!

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phpxml2form, or how to quick-build an HTML form from any XML document

I’ve been trying to find the kind of PHP library that allows you to quick-generate an HTML form a basic XML structure. Apparently there is no such thing, so here you can find some code that will help you do…

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Drupal 6: embedding just about any content securely

Introduction: the requirements A customer of ours wanted a website which could manage the integration of just about any external content (meaning video, audio, images, but also Google docs, slides from Slideshare and books from Scribd) in a ‘Resource’ content…

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Drupal 6 Calendar: case study

Introduction: the requirements A customer wanted a website with some event management that would include: A public, general calendar with all of the events A per-group calendar for each group of users that would display the group events The possibility…

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Howto send mails with PHP + Ubuntu

Update 2010-12-21: A really serious security flaw has been detected in Exim 4 < 0.70. Please make sure your version is secure: https://forum.bytemark.co.uk/comments.php?DiscussionID=2701 If you’re a developer who works with Ubuntu or Debian, or at least with PHP and Apache,…

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Mounting shared Linux disk from inside windows in VirtualBox

Just as a reminder: use the disk sharing icon at the bottom of he VirtualBox window to setup a shared directory (let’s say you give it a name of “shareddir”) go inside the VirtualBox window if you haven’t installed the…

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Howto install Chamilo with lighttpd on Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx

Let’s say you want to install Chamilo on your netbook for a demo… Because Apache uses a lot of memory (and so does MySQL), it is generally considered a good practice to try and use something a bit lighter for…

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