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10 Things You Probably Didn’t know How To Do On Your Mac by Xptiger

10 Things You Probably Didn’t know How To Do On Your Mac

This article/tutorial will show you how to do some pretty epic and useful stuff with your Mac (providing you have a Mac and are running Mac OS X 10.6). In this article/tutorial we will be covering some security features of your Mac, How to snaz up you’re working environment and some generally useful tips.

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Creating a basic blog using php and mysql Part 3 by FSherratt

Creating a basic blog using php and mysql Part 3

View part 1 here

View part 2 here

Creating the create.php page

In the last tutorial we created a dynamic page to display our blog entries but we couldn’t test to see if it was working or not as we didn’t have any entries, so in this part we’re going to build a form so we can submit our entries.

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Creating a basic blog using php and mysql Part 2 by FSherratt

Creating a basic blog using php and mysql Part 2

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Creating the index.php

The index page is the homepage for your blog, for this tutorial the index page will display your blog entries. Why is it called index not home or entries? It’s called index because when we stick it in the root directory the index.php bit won’t appear in the URL so out URL will only be http://www.yourdomain.com for example. This keeps the URL tidy, because a tidy URL is a happy URL. This page is where we start to use php to its full potential. We are only going to have one page to display all our blog entries, how are you going to do that I hear you asking, well I will explain below.

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Creating a basic blog using php and mysql Part 1 by FSherratt

Creating a basic blog using php and mysql Part 1

Introduction

In this tutorial I will be showing you how to create a very basic blogging site. This tutorial will be covering:

– Setting up a database and then connecting to it with php

– Setting up your dynamic page to display your blog entries

– Setting up a html form to create new blog entries

These will be covered in detail with all the coding explained and detailed instructions, this tutorial also includes all the source files I’ve created in the process of making this tutorial, these are available to download under the creative commons act (See http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/uk/ for licensing agreement).

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NetBean by FSherratt

NETBEAN Febuary 28 2009

Ever wanted to make one of those amazing java applications? Don’t have any money to spend learning? well i may just have the solution. Netbeans is a free application designed specifically for writing java/C++. This article should help you write your first piece of Java code and soon you’ll be on your way to writing a full application.
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Skype by FSherratt

SKYPE Febuary 01 2009

 

Skype is a free internet call application. It allows you to call people over the internet for free as long as they also have skype and are online at the same time as you. It also allows Video calls, Conference calls, file transfer, instant messaging and screen sharing as part of the free application. If you pay a bit you can call landline’s anywhere in the world for a small fee. People can call you on a landline and you can have voicemail. These are only some of the features incorporated into skype.

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Google Earth by FSherratt

GOOGLE EARTH January 30 2009

Google Earth is a mapping program created by google. It has been around since 2005. It is free as all of google software is or you can buy a yearly subscription to google earth pro for a mere $400. Continue reading