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PHP User Survey: Setting Variable Values and Reading from Tables

In Part I of this series, we started the process of creating user polls for a business web site. Part I gave the layout of the data layer and began the construction of the class file.  In this part we will continue with adding methods to the class file that will enable the administrator to set the variable values and read from the database tables. The setPollId($iPollId) method sets the value for the _iPollId variable.  Since the constructor method calls the setPollId($iPollId) method, we must...
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Creating OpenSocial Gadgets

There are two things which look and act similar but are different, gadgets and widgets. Widgets can be referred to any icons or graphical interface element that is operated by a computer or internet use to execute a preferred function online or on the computer. You can add a widget in all kind of web pages. A gadget acts just like a widget, often fulfilling the same purpose, but it is proprietary or called to be self-contained. It only works on a certain website or a specific set of websites. For example, OpenSocial...
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Is Google Dart on Target or Does It Miss the Mark?

At this point, only those living under a rock for the past couple of months are unaware that Google has taken on JavaScript with its latest project, the Dart programming language. Dart, originally named Dash, was started to “fix” the problems of JavaScript’s “fundamental flaws that cannot be fixed merely by evolving the language” by meeting the following goals: Create a structured yet flexible language for web programming. Make Dart feel familiar and natural to programmers and thus easy...
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5 iPad Apps Every Web Developer Must Have

When you are stuck waiting in line or for an appointment your iPad can your saving grace. Not just to check your Google+ account or play a quick game of Trailer Park Zombies, but to get actual work done. That is if you have the right apps. Listed below are some of the best apps for web developers. And this list isn’t one that only contains a few time management and task list apps. You might actually be surprised at how much you can get done with your iPad. iMockups ... Quickly and easily create wireframes for...
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Common Mistakes to Avoid When Coding in PHP

Despite the high expectations placed on them at times, developers are human. They were the last time we checked anyways. As humans, we are bound to make mistakes from time to time. And simple, common mistakes often slip past our filters the more comfortable we become with something. Think about it, when you first started writing code you most likely checked every line to make sure things were perfect. As you grow more comfortable with the process, little things often get overlooked and mistakes are made....
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13 JavaScript Frameworks That Can Make You a Better Web Developer

JavaScript earned popularity with web developers because of how responsive it is for users. Since it runs locally in the user's browser, there is no waiting for the server-side computations to run. And what you can do with JavaScript is pretty fascinating when it comes to dynamic page effects and user interactivity. But even something as simple, and lightweight, as JavaScript can be improved upon. That is where the JavaScript frameworks come into play. Using these frameworks allows a developer...
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How to Secure WordPress Part 1 – The Basics

WordPress is easily one of the most popular web applications in use, and that makes it quite a target for malicious hackers using PHP injections, SQL injections, Cross-Site Scripting and many others to compromise blogs that are not secure. You see, WordPress made its bones on how easy it is to install and use. Users quickly get hung up on finding, or designing, the right template for the blog’s UI and activating all the plug-ins needed to enhance the site’s functionality. Unfortunately not many...
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Installing and Configuring a WAMP Server on Your Computer

There are times when we are so anxious to jump into creating something new that we forget to cover the basics. For web developers it is important, actually vital, to have the ability to test your projects locally before they go live. While much of the web relies on a Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP stack, or LAMP, to power applications and dynamic websites, not everyone codes in a Linux environment. Those who prefer Windows can still replicate how their code will work by using WAMP to replicate a live web environment...
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