Editorial:

WordPress Videos

January 8, 2008
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I just got back from a trip to Thailand, so I should be back creating new videos and articles on PHP. In the meantime, I have a few WordPress videos that might interest some of you. About the videos: I cover just the basics in the videos I have up now, but I am working…

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Why ASP, ASP.NET, JSP, Ruby and Cold Fusion Suck .. for web designers.

November 7, 2007
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The article’s title (I admit,) will get some people little miffed at me. But, what can I say, the truth hurts! Seriously, this statement is valid and is worth talking about because there are a lot of web designers out there who are considering the leap into building dynamic (database driven) web applications. And with…

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Running Windows on your Mac

October 16, 2007
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Hi, This is a touch off topic but I thought that some PHP’ers out there might be interested nonetheless. Preamble: I got my first Mac about 8-9 months ago and I have to say after having used Windows (all flavors) since 1994, I have to admit that OSX is the best operating system I ever…

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Installing PHP and MySQL on the Mac with MAMP

September 14, 2007

In my beginners php videos, I recommended XAMPP as the way to easily install Apache, PHP, MySQL on a MAC. Well, I just discovered something called MAMP at: http://www.mamp.info/en/index.php This nifty little application allows you to (really easily) install Apache, PHP and MySQL. You are provided with a standard DMG file that you simply drag…

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Why PHP is the choice language – a business owners perspective.

August 10, 2007
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Preamble I have written this article to speak to business owners and other non-nerd types. So you will not see me go into nerd-details regarding my arguments. Instead, I concentrate on the business arguments and only touch on the technological issues underlying them … when it makes sense to mention the nerd stuff. Introduction I’ve…

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Why Learn PHP?

April 16, 2007

One of the two main reasons I put up Killerphp.com is that I believe every web designer should learn PHP. It is a position that (as far as I know) is unique on the Web – no other web-nerds have mentioned it so far. I suppose I could go on and write about why I…

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New PHP article in Web Designer Magazine

November 1, 2006
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Hi, I wanted to mention that I have a new PHP article out in the Oct issue (#124) of Web Designer Magazine. Article Title: ‘Learn to build a php contact form while learning to process forms and send email with php.’ I’ve also released Quicktime versions of the PHP video tutorials – they come with…

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I did not forget you guys.

August 24, 2006
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I been away from making videos for about a week now because of a surprize root canal. This ultra-painful experience (I actually lost 10 lbs!) has prevented me from doing any video work (any work at all,) for last little while. Let that be a lesson to you all: If you grind your teeth in…

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Reaction to killerphp.com

August 16, 2006
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I’ve received many emails over the last few years, with complaints of how confusing PHP seemed … of how hard the documentation on the web seemed to be. So I created killerphp.com to help those web designers who seemed to be more inclined to design and not to code. THE WEBSITE LAUNCHED I put up…

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