IT projects are, by their nature, destined to fail. When you plan for a new project, you’ll probably realise that while what you’re bui/lding isn’t new, it ts new to [...]
Ever wondered how long your PHP scripts were taking to execute? Or maybe you’ve broken the maximum execution time limit on your server, as defined in your php.ini’s max_execution_time directive. [...]
Developing in PHP isn’t a textbook science. There’s skill to it, and that skill comes from experience. Now, you could try your hand at every single PHP development challenge out [...]
I was recently working on an enterprise project in which I needed to detect the text inside a Word Document. Now, I could have got rid of all the non-standard [...]
PHP-GTK 2 is out, and with it, a fantastic means for PHP developers to build useful, reliable cross-platform desktop applications. In this tutorial, I'll show you how to get up and running with PHP-GTK in no time and build your first desktop application.
UPDATE: Part 2 now available. After you’ve been coding PHP for a while, you start to work out what the tools of the trade are, which applications can help you [...]
So, you’re a decent web developer. You’ve written some nifty code, and now you want to share it with the world. But wait – what about licensing? Here’s a brief [...]
Toby Somerville recently blogged about giving visitors a rough time – instead of displaying exact timestamps, providing a rough written approximation of the time. Toby suggested that we generally communicate [...]