Generate Excel files with PHP and XML

Generate Excel files with PHP and XML Every developer knows the task of creating Excel files. There are already a number of ways in which this can be achieved, from CSV files to PEAR libraries to COM interfaces in the Windows area. Another interesting possibility is to generate XML files. Of course, like all other […]

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 […]

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 […]

Mail server with humor

titus:~# telnet 25 220 ESMTP; Fri May 15 12:09:03 2009 HELO 250 Hello, spam sender. Pleased to be wasting your time. MAIL FROM 250 You are about to try to deliver spam. Your time will be spent, for nothing. RCPT: 250 This is hurting you more than it is hurting […]

Debut / Why PHP Bloke?

Debut / Why PHP Bloke? So this is it, the first post. Very interesting. So blogging, so. Why is the blog called PHP Bloke? For one thing, Bloke sounds a lot like blog. That’s a good thing. Second, I’ve found the word kind of funny (it means something like guy or guy) since Eddie Izzard […]

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 […]

Code Reduction with a Dynamic Language

In this example, the same code is implemented in both C# and JavaScript to illustrate the significant code reduction possible when a scripting language is used. This code defines an object that can be used to hide specific details about database access. It hides the use of the SqlConnection and SqlCommand as well as the […]

Expert Opinion in Favor of Dynamic Languages

Everyone knows that JavaScript is not for serious software development right? Actually, nothing could be farther from the truth. Some of the industries biggest names speak fondly of “Scripting” languages. In fact, 9 years ago, a man by the name of John K. Ousterhout, foresaw the industry moving toward the use of scripting languages. He […]

Testing Trouble with JScript and ASP .NET Page Object

Testing Trouble with JScript and ASP .NET Page Object I’m writing this article to document a problem that I discovered while trying to do UI tests. In order to do these tests, and follow the TDD practice, I can’t write any code without a broken test. Problem code appears when you can’t find a way […]

Mocking ASP .NET

Whether you’re an Ajax programmer and you want to use JScript in ASP .NET on the server side, or you just want to use a standard language on the server, you will probably be surprised by some new problems you encounter with functions you define on the global object in JScript .NET.  Microsoft has created a more […]

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