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Mastering phpMyAdmin: A Review

By • Nov 26th, 2008

Some time ago, I was approched by the publisher of the book to write a review of their book ‘Mastering phpMyAdmin 2.11 for Effective MySQL Management by Marc Delisle[Affliate link]’. This got a bit delayed because of the plugin week. But I managed to finish the book today – so here is the review. Bottom line – most people are using phpMyAdmin for only the most basic operations(editing data, import, export, etc.). If you are one of them, you don’t need the book – you already know all you need to know about phpMyAdmin. But other(like me) use it for advanced purposes – to manage MySQL, create database/tables, run queries, etc. I would recommend you get this book. It covers everything from basic usage(which is a bit boring and should be skipped over) to advanced stuff(like designer view, configuration options, triggers, innoDB relation options etc.)



Alertle Launched

By • Feb 10th, 2008

I am one of the geeks behind Alertle. Its a web based RSS Reader. I am responsible for a good amount of the JavaScript areas of this app 🙂 Features Single Page Application The entire application is contained in a single page – everything is done through Ajax. I will not advice that you make […]



Kerala BarCamp 2 – In Cochin

By • Jan 10th, 2008

Following the success of the first barcamp in Kerala, we are organizing a second one. This time it will be at Cochin. The date and venue has not been decided yet – we want it to be decided by the community. For those of you who don’t know what a BarCamp is, here is the […]



A Secret Source for Great Free Icons for your Desktop and Web Apps

By • Dec 5th, 2007

Desktop and Web application needs icons. Icons make the app more usable than an all-text application. If you are building a desktop application, your framework may provide some stock icons. But if you are making a web application, you will need external icons. I have seen a lot of pages that lists many icon sets… […]



BarCamp Kerala 2007

By • Nov 25th, 2007

Yesterday I went to the first Kerala BarCamp. It was held at Techno Park, Trivandrum. I had to travel 225 kilometers to attend it – and it was totally worth it! Sessions Open Social By Kenney Jacob About the new OpenSocial API provided by Google. The talk was concentrated on its application on Orkut – […]



Tk Verses Gtk(And Python verses Tcl)

By • Oct 31st, 2007

Back when I was using Windows, I searched for some language that would let me create GUI application. I knew C++ – but creating a GUI using C++ was very, very hard. After some searching I found Tcl/Tk – it was perfect. I liked Tk so much that I used it to create GUI in […]



Google Gears – Offline Functionality for Web Apps

By • May 31st, 2007

There has been many ideas about a offline storage mechanism for web applications. Dojo implemented this in its Library. Firefox 3 promises this. Now we have a new arrival in this area – Google Gears. Unlike Dojo’s implementation, Gears require an extension for it to work. Google Gears is an open source browser extension that […]