In PHP, arrays are often used to pass parameters to functions so we don’t have to worry about the order or number of params. But there’s a simpler way to pass a series of key=>value pairs without typing out the structure of an array each time: use a query string.
Often the websites I build for clients include rounded corners in the design. The border-radius property introduced by CSS3 and supported by most browsers except IE6-8, makes it easy to implement rounded corners.
I’ve been working on a Sinatra app to serve as a web development portfolio. I decided it is time to put it online using my shared host, Webfaction. Here in this post, I’m not going to go over all the steps to set up a Sinatra app. You can find my tutorial on that here: [...]
A nice technique I discovered last week, mostly because I am lazy. Typically when handling form data with PHP, you need to create variables one by one, plucking values out of the PHP superglobal associative array, $_POST. For each form field whose value you want to validate and store, we usually declare variables and assign [...]
Following up on my “To Do for Emacs PHP” post, I added a hook to start php-electric-mode automatically when Emacs goes into PHP mode. Without a hook, I had to type (from within php-mode), M-x php-electric-mode lots of times in lots of buffers. I also went into the Semantic customization group and turned off semantic-show-unmatched-syntax-mode [...]
If you don’t need an explanation of MuMaMo, here’s the gist – do M-x customize-group [return] mumamo [return] This brings up the group customization options for MuMaMo. Among other things, you can change the definition of ‘MuMaMo Background Chunk Submode Face’ and ‘MuMaMo Background Chunk MajorMode Face’. If you haven’t worked with Emacs Customization groups [...]
If you are developing on windows and need to use Ruby, or Ruby on Rails, AND you want to install to a portable drive. I have found 3 options thus far. 1. Instant Rails (no tweaking required, works if you just install to your portable drive) 2. FlashRails (worked, but I began using InstantRails for [...]
If you are doing development on Windows, you should use the Consolas font. If you’re on XP, you can refer to this post to get it to work. If you are on Vista, you should already have Consolas. After you have Consolas installed, you can start using it in the Windows Command Prompt. Here is [...]