Editorial:

Server Migration is Easy with PHP

July 13, 2009

Recently we had to make an emergency move from our old servers (where we had been for 5-6 years) to our own dedicated server because of technical difficulties in the heads of the nerd’s who managed the servers killersites.com had been sitting on. I will spare you the details of my server migration ordeal for…

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What happened to Ruby? And why PHP is KING of the Web.

July 11, 2009
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In 2006 I created killerphp.com because I wanted to make it easy for web designers to learn PHP. I thought PHP was THE predominate web programming language and I felt every web designer should include PHP as one of their core coding skills: – html – css – php – javascript. Then Ruby came along…

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How to Build a Content Management System

October 5, 2008

OK, I just tricked you! This article is not going to teach you how to build a content management system with PHP from scratch. Why not? … Because building a content management system from scratch is (probably) a really dumb idea!! Now that I come to think about it, building any of the most commonly…

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PHP Rules!

July 15, 2008
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Hi, I was chatting with my Java buddies recently and they had just discovered an alternative lightweight framework for building Java based web applications – something called Spring. The Spring framework is equivalent to the Zend Framework or Code Igniter. I first learned about Spring before it was called Spring, back in 2002 when the…

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Note to CodeIgniter nerds: please, no looping code in your views.

June 5, 2008

I was researching things ‘nerd’ on the Web today, and I found myself at the CodeIgniter website. For those of you who may not know, CodeIgniter is an MVC PHP framework. What is an MVC framework? I won’t go into details here since we’ve covered MVC basics elsewhere. Let me just say though, that an…

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Does WordPress 2.5.1 suck?

June 4, 2008
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I know I will probably get blasted/flamed for this post … but that’s the life of a nerd with an opinion. So does WP 2.5.1 suck? I’m not sure! 🙁 UPDATE: I have since discovered new information and have resolved the problem … kind of. You can find details in the comments below. – So…

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Ruby on Rails – a paper dragon?

May 25, 2008
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Hi, I was going to start this off with some analogy on how Ruby is like dating some ‘hottie’ that turns out to be crazy .. but I just couldn’t make it work … – When Ruby on Rails started to gain some momentum a year or so ago, I decided to take another look…

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Angry self righteous tech-nerds

May 22, 2008
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I’ve been involved in the tech business for many years. Though technology is constantly changing, there is a constant: Angry self righteous tech-nerds. Who are the angry-nerds? Angry-nerds are those programmers, network administrators or any other geeks that have a major chip on their shoulders. Typically, they are in their twenties, with little experience, and…

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Managing Clients – draw the line and hold your ground.

April 14, 2008
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One of the most frustrating aspects of being a web application developer (a Web nerd) is found in the dynamics of dealing with clients. I’ve been known to say: “I love everything about programming … except for the clients!” This aspect of the web business (managing clients,) falls under the umbrella of project management –…

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Killer Open Source PHP Projects

March 27, 2008
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Part of PHP’s power is actually found in the variety of open source (free to use) PHP based applications. I’m talking about things like blogs, web frameworks, forums, cms’ etc … … I was just thinking, that a list of ‘killer’ PHP open source projects would be useful … for a few reasons: Once upon…

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