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Drupal Plugin: Page Ad

By • Jul 17th, 2009

This is my first Drupal plugin – so I’m not sure how much mistakes I have made in creating this. Page Ad module allows the admin to add advertisement specific to a page. It will create a textarea in the edit/create page of content. Whatever HTML you type into it will be shown in a block anywhere on the client side display of that page.



Naked Day – Disabling CSS for the Day

By • Apr 9th, 2009

Keeping with tradition, this site will be baring all on 9th April 2009. If you haven’t heard about Naked day, this should be enlightening…



Avoid Duplicate Content – Use Canonical URL in WordPress

By • Feb 16th, 2009

The new talk of the SEO world is ‘Canonical URL‘. What is canonical URL? This is the definition given in Google’s Webmaster Central Blog…



Interactive SQL Tutorial

By • Feb 11th, 2009

I have completed a tutorial that I have been working on for a long time. Its the Interactive SQL(Structured Query Language) Tutorial – it teaches you the basics of SQL. SQL, for those of you who are unaware of it, is the language used to access and manipulate data within a database. It is very simple and very powerful.



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.)



Installing lighttpd Web Server in Linux with PHP and MySQL

By • Nov 10th, 2008

After two articles on installing Apache, lets take a look at installing and configuring lighttpd web server on a linux system. lighttpd (pronounced “lighty”) is a web server designed to be secure, fast, standards-compliant and flexible while having a low memory footprint.



Compile and Install a LAMP(Linux/Apache/MySQL/PHP) Server from Source

By • Sep 22nd, 2008

In the last post, I described the method to install a LAMP server using apt in debian. But in some occasions, we need the latest build of the software – then we have to install it from source.



Installing LAMP(Apache Web Server/PHP/MySQL) in Debian/Ubuntu

By • Sep 16th, 2008

Installing the LAMP environment on a Linux system is easy if you are comfortable with using the native package management software. If you on a Red Hat/Fedora/CentOS system, that will be yum – and for Debian/Ubuntu systems, that will be apt. This tutorial shows you how to install Apache 2, PHP 5 and MySQL 5 in Debian using apt.



10 Principals of PHP Development

By • Sep 11th, 2008

My take on the recent ‘10 Principles of the PHP Masters‘ article. Bottom line – go read it – and decide which advices are good for you.



Nexty.org Launched

By • Jul 28th, 2008

Nexty is an easy to use To Do list manager created using GTD principles. The core idea behind this software is simplicity. I wanted to make a GTD tool that is the most easy to use. So far, I have released this two times – first when Nexty was created – and then when it was available as a online service. Now, I am giving Nexty its own domain.