How web developers can relieve lower back pain

January 14, 2016
Posted in Misc Topics

Hi, Developers sit around all day (and night!) coding. If you slouch, or have a crappy chair, you are setting yourself up for lower back pain. But there are a few simple things you can do to reduce, or completely relieve the pain. … I wrote about it on Stefan Mischook

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New Beginners PHP course is complete!

December 29, 2015
Posted in Studioweb

Hi, I finally finished my brand new Beginners PHP course! It has 46 video lessons, and 121 quiz questions to reinforce the concepts and techniques taught in the videos. This is my latest course to provide an immersive learning experience. Previews coming soon! Thanks for reading. Stefan Mischook

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Updating from PHP 5.4 to 5.5 with WHM

November 29, 2015

Hi! We just updated from PHP 5.4 to 5.5 with WHM. It took the server about 10 minutes to compile, and it went off without any problems. Thanks be to the nerd gods! We had a worry about a few WordPress installs (WordPress 4.3.1) and an old CodeIgniter codebase – but all went well. Why…

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Google Chrome blocking Flash ads

September 2, 2015

Yo! Flash was dead a few years back when Steve Jobs put the hit on it, by not allowing Flash on iOS. Then Firefox slapped Flash off the side its’ head, by blocking it. Then Facebook’s security chief ripped into Flash, calling for it to be trashed. … But wait, there’s more! Now Google is…

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Why I don’t believe in Ruby – and you shouldn’t either.

September 1, 2015
Posted in Web Development

Ruby once was the rising star in the server side development world. Many angry Java programmers (I suspect) jumped on the Ruby on Rails bandwagon, tired of the bloatware that Java and J2EE had become. … I don’t blame them. Java used to be my #1 language for several years. But no more and for…

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Get 50% of Web Developer Training in PHP and JavaScript!

July 10, 2015

Hi, Get 50% off a 1 year subscription at! Regular price: $99 – now only $50! About the courses: has all the courses you need to become a web designer and developer. Quickly learn the languages of the web: HTML, CSS, JavaScript and PHP. And then build real-world apps like a shopping cart…

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Killerphp gets a much needed reskin.

July 6, 2015
Posted in News

Hi! I just wanted to mention that we just launched the new skin. It had been a few years since we updated the look of the site, so it was about time. In other news – I am still here! Just busy these days with projects, but will be back with new stuff soon….

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Do you need advanced math to become a web developer?

March 18, 2015
Posted in Web Development

Hi, I got into a minor debate with a freshly minted nerd, who was barely out of school … and so, lacking in experience. He thought that knowing advanced math was a requirement to become a developer. Well, that is largely not the case in the real world of software development. … At least that’s…

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Which Code Editor is Best for Teaching PHP?

February 15, 2015

There are soooooooo many choices out there these days when it comes to writing PHP code. Here are just a few popular apps: Sublime Text – uber-nerds love this one! Notepad++ Dreamweaver – yes, it has a code editor too. jEdit And there are many others, and I am not including the PHP IDE’s out…

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Is PHP the redheaded stepchild of Web Development?

January 16, 2015

Hi, In defense of poor old PHP! The language everyone loves to hate … but so many still uses! Each language has its’ strengths and weaknesses. So the one you choose is largely a personal thing. That said, the stats don’t lie, most of the dynamic Web runs on PHP. If any Ruby, Java or…

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