I recently had to create an image map of South Africa, displaying each of the provinces with links to content for each province. As it took me most of the day to complete I thought it might be handy for someone else too. So in true open source fashion here it is for you to… Continue reading South African HTML image map
I’ve decided to spend less of my free time on blogging and more on learning new things. I had planned to change this site to run on WordPress, but have decided instead to learn Ruby on Rails. From what I can see it is (in many ways) similar to CakePHP (which I love) but with… Continue reading Riding on Rails
If you are like me, you prefer to have a specific url mapped to your applications control panel/backend etc. This is usually something along the lines of www.url.com/admin or www.url.com/cms. Normally during the CakePHP “bake” process, the system will ask you what you want your admin route to be (default “admin”). Once this has been… Continue reading Developing with CakePHP: Creating a simple admin control panel
You could simply code: but thats the “noob” way, a real coder creates a function… Update: 13/05/2018 Sigh What was wrong with me back then, this would have been so much better. Keep it simple, stupid!
A short while ago I posted about testing if a variable exists in a list and I spoke about the MySQL “IN” keyword. I realised this week that not everyone knows about the MySQL “IN” keyword, so I’ve decided to explain this very handy SQL keyword. Lets say you have a user table with the… Continue reading MySQL: filtering results from a list of id's
It has been a while since I have posted here, mainly due to the time consuming period that is the festive season and also because I am discovering that I am getting fairly annoyed by Drupal as a blog tool and am trying out the new WordPress as an alternative. For now I have a… Continue reading Life of a developer
Here’s one line of code to get the last day of a month: $last_day = date(‘t’, mktime(0, 0, 1, $month_variable, 1, $year_variable)); How much more difficult do you want it to be ???
As a PHP developer of almost four years now, I often still come across little problems in coding that make me do the good ol Google search to find the answer. (someday I will have memorised the entire PHP manual, but today is not that day ;-). Anyway today I was asked about how to… Continue reading Delving deeper into the PHP lake…testing if a variable exists in a list