Archive for February, 2009

Saturday, February 28th, 2009

Offering Discounts

My PHP scripts have a number of features that are built into the script itself making it far easier to use. Here I explain how to use my PayPal IPN script to offer discounts to anyone knowing a specific discount “code” who enters it during the promotion period to which that discount applies. Offering Discounts

Tuesday, February 24th, 2009

“Head First PHP and mySQL”

Yet another Head First book. This particular one doesn’t take a systematic approach to teaching the basics of the languages, it jumps right in with simple but useful applications and provides you with information on how to use the most useful parts of the languages first. It’s a pity that the Regular Expression section of […]

Monday, February 23rd, 2009

“Head First Web Design”

The style used in the books in the “Head First” range doesn’t appeal to everyone since there are people who prefer a more conventional learning approach where they will forget 90% of the material to this alternative method where they whould remember 90%. Some of what this particular book says about using a pencil and […]

Monday, February 16th, 2009

New WordPress Version

Up until version 2.7 the easiest way of keeping your WordPress installs up to date has been to install and use the Automatic Upgrade plugin (spmetimes abbreviated to PWAU). With version 2.7 WordPress integrated this functionality into the main script itself so that everyone gets to automatically upgrade without needing to install a plugin to […]

Saturday, February 14th, 2009

Processing Options

I spent many years programming mainframe computers and so there are quite a few pages on my site that deal with mainframe computers. This particular reference page lists the meanings of the different processing options that can be used when accessing IMS databases. Processing Options

Monday, February 2nd, 2009

“Algorithms in a Nutshell”

There are books on the theory of algorithms and there are books on practical implementation of algorithms and then there are the books that are somewhere in between. “Algorithms in a Nutshell”