Apache AddDefaultCharset

Apache AddDefaultCharset As I found out today after a server move and a subsequent long search, the AddDefaultCharset directive is switched on by default in current Red Hat Apache installations, in httpd.conf. ISO-8859-1 and UTF-8 are specified once. These directives ensure that text and HTML files are sent with the appropriate charset in the header […]

Introduction to charsets and encodings

Introduction to charsets and encodings Since lately I have heard and read misunderstandings on the topic again and again, or heard people say things like “Uh, now it broke my umlauts, why do I have an A with a tilde over it?” I write today a little bit about charsets and encodings. First two important […]

Destructors and session data in the database

Destructors and session data in the database One of my projects uses its own session handler to write the session data to the database instead of to the file system. The first step is to mount and call your own functions with session_set_save_handler (). However, the problem arose here that PHP had already destroyed most […]

Optimizations in PHP

Optimizations in PHP Google’s article on PHP in connection with “Let’s make the web faster” has taken a beating in the last few days. I also consider many of the tips to be nonsense or a drop in the ocean. Basically, I think it’s a good idea to start a profiler first before doing (supposed) […]

Best practices with sessions

Best Practices mit Sessions Best practices with sessions For a current occasion, a little text about sessions today. What sessions are, how to configure and start them for PHP and so on should be clear to every PHP developer. In addition, however, there are a few tricks that not everyone may have directly in mind. […]

Receive RSS feeds by email

Receive RSS feeds by email Since I follow a lot of RSS feeds and use several computers (office, laptop, netbook) I wrote a small PHP script which picks up new articles from the corresponding RSS feeds and sends them to me by e-mail. So I only have to maintain the feeds once centrally on a […]

Silverlight: One Language for Client and Server

Microsoft has released an alpha version of their new JScript for .NET. The new “Managed JScript” and is currently being developed for use with a browser plug-in. More interesting than that is that C# works in the browser too, along with Python. They have plans to release a version of Ruby and Visual Basic as […]

The World’s Best Programming Language

The world’s best programming language is Ruby. What this really means is that I like Ruby more than any other language I have tried so far. I have tried: BASIC (VBScript, Access, VBA, VB 3 – .NET 1.1, Pick, etc..), C, COBOL, Fortran, Pascal, JavaScript, Java, C#, Lisp, Prolog, and Oberon. Obviously my world-view is […]

Top 20 Best React Website Templates for React Developers [Free and Premium]

React website templates. React overview. There are lots of templates on the web nowadays. And React website templates are among the most popular ones. Just imagine, React library has got 172k stars on GitHub and more than 10,636,147 weekly downloads on npm!  Free React themes are extremely useful when it comes to web development in […]

jQuery vs JavaScript. Why we Removed jQuery from our Templates? [Updated 2021]

jQuery vs. JavaScript JavaScript What is JavaScript used for? JavaScript web development capabilities allow websites to perform actions such as refreshing specific parts of a page without reloading the entire website, displaying pop-up messages, or introducing animations into 2D or 3D graphics. Overall, the main impact is on client-side development, but JavaScript can now do […]

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