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LAMP and SVN on Ubuntu 8.10

on November 24, 2008. in Development, Programming, Software. A 3 minute read.

This post is a rewrite of one of my older posts, Ubuntu as a dev machine, but this time I’ll explain also how to setup a basic SVN besides the LAMP.

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TickTweet WordPress plug-in

on November 21, 2008. in Blablabla, Development, Programming, Software. A 4 minute read.

Few weeks ago @imjustcreative mentioned on Twitter that he would like a WordPress plug-in that would scroll (tick) tweets where “soultweet” is mentioned. As I wanted to do a plug-in for some time, but never had any good ideas, I told him that I’ll take up the job. So I started to work on this in my free time.

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A Zend_Captcha example

on October 22, 2008. in Development, Programming, Software. A 4 minute read.

Update: I made an error in the example code, regarding the CAPTCHA image URL. I’m sorry for any troubles caused by this mistake.

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Starting with Zend Framework - part 2

on October 20, 2008. in Development, Programming, Software. A 4 minute read.

This post is the second part of my introductory text on Zend Framework, Starting with Zend Framework. This time I cover the basics about controllers, actions, view scripts and view helpers. On request routing and the Front Controller I will write one (or more) big post(s), so this part won’t be explained now. I will also skip explaining the models; they deserve their own post :)

Ubuntu as a dev machine

on October 15, 2008. in Development, Software. A 2 minute read.

This post is more of a note to myself, ‘cause I keep forgetting all these Linux commands, and spend hours setting up stuff right…

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Last night I came across on a post on TechFounder, about using Zend_Db_Profiler and a good example with real data on optimizing MySQL queries. For “geeks” who SQL speak fluently this will probably be no new stuff, but for great number of web developers (me included!) this will probably come in handy.

Starting with Zend Framework

on October 07, 2008. in Development, Programming, Software. A 7 minute read.

Zend Framework is a big & heavy object-oriented framework for PHP. I started working with ZF a couple of months ago, I liked it’s documention (it’s very well documented) and decided to stick with this framework. Here is the latest version of the framework — at the time of writing v1.6.1.

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Wordpress paging navigation

on October 06, 2008. in Development, Programming, Software. A 3 minute read.

As I’m not a big fan of Wordpress plug—ins, and I wanted to use a normal page navigation, not just the default “Previous posts” and “Next posts”, I decided to play around a bit and create my own paging navigation, or pagination.

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Smush your images!

on September 30, 2008. in Development, Places on the web. A 1 minute read.

I just found a nice web site where you can “smush” your images — SmushIt takes an image and removes all unnecessary information about it: when was it last edited, what image editor was used etc., but keeps the quality of the image! This is more than useful for sites where there are lots of images.

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Regular expressions with PHP

on September 22, 2008. in Development, Programming. A 2 minute read.

I just want to write some real examples. These regexps are (and always will be, ‘cause I plan to write several posts on this topic) for the PHP’s PCRE library. Here’s a good PHP PCRE cheat sheet, it’s an excellent resource for regexps. If you know nothing about regexps, first read this Wiki page.

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