Category Archives: Web Development

Best WAMP for Web Development (2013 Edition)

I just wanted to put out there one guy’s opinion on the best WAMP package in 2013. I’ve had the chance to use all of the following, and here’s my rating from best (1) to worst (5). I should say first thought … Continue reading

Some Tips on How to Use Google Search

Here are some tips that I often use in searching for information on Google, and after talking to my dad a month or so ago, I realized that these are not obvious things, but they do make my life a … Continue reading

WampServer vs XAMPP

This is not an Earth shattering post. Moreover, it’s not an objective one, that is, it is based on my experience and my experience only. WAMP is a bundle of Apache, MySql, and PHP (though often also Perl and/or Python) … Continue reading

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I came across a project called latexlab which seeks to develop a web-based LaTeX editor by utilizing the Google docs base editor and Google Web Toolkit. I played around with it for about 30 minutes and am very impressed. You … Continue reading

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Exploring Database Tables with jQuery

I woke up this morning tired of phpMyAdmin, and decided to take a stand. phpMyAdmin is a web-based tool that most big hosting companies use for their shared hosting plans. It’s powerful in terms of the set of features it … Continue reading

Commas in a PHP For Loop

When generating a string that lists items (e.g. for a MySQL query) with a for-loop in PHP, you often need to add commas after every element except the last one. It may be trivial advice, but instead of having an … Continue reading

Markdown is a markup language that’s used by StackOverflow and many other sites that I absolutely love. It converts **bold** into bold, code into code, etc. You can check out the official Markdown Syntax for more details and examples. For those … Continue reading

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PHP IDE: Avoiding Emacs

I love Emacs. I consider this a problem, because while it’s an exceptionally powerful and productive environment for a programmer, I feel like it’s a tool that has a good chance of being left in the dust of quickly developing … Continue reading

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CRUD: Create, Read, Update, and Delete

CRUD are the four basic operations commonly performed on a relational database. In MySQL for example, the four operation are implemented by INSERT, SELECT, UPDATE, and DELETE, respectively. The reason for this post is that I’ve had to program these … Continue reading