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  Creating Dynamic PDF files using HTML and PHP


There always arise a need for converting content from one file format to another one. Some may need to convert some text into HTML and some may need to convert some HTML content to an image format. The main reason for the need to convert from one file format to another is because the target file format is best suited for targeted medium where the content need to be displayed. The targeted medium may be an email, a printed hard copy or a web browser. The text format is best suited for sending ema...

   PHP,HTML,PDF,Conversion,Generate,Library     2011-11-18 12:10:53


  Source code for sharing webpage to facebook


Copy and paste the following code blocks into your site and replace '<url>' with the link you want to Share.Text link:<script>function fbs_click() {u=location.href;t=document.title;window.open('http://www.facebook.com/sharer.php?u='+encodeURIComponent(u)+'&t='+encodeURIComponent(t),'sharer','toolbar=0,status=0,width=626,height=436');return false;}</script><a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.facebook.com/share.php?u=<;url>" onclick="return fbs_click()" target="_blank...

   Source code,Facebook,Share,Webpage     2011-07-23 06:52:07


  Run MySQL on Command Line in Windows


Sometimes if we want to run MySQL but we don't have phpMyAdmin installed. What should we do?On Windows we can run MySQL in following steps:Open Console Window->Type "mysqld -u root". This means we start the mysql server with username root. This program will handle all the communications between our console window and the actual data;After starting the server, we need to use a client to connect to the server and communicate with it. the mysql program is right for this. Next in the command cons...

   mysql,console,command line,windows,defau     2011-08-21 04:14:58


  Simple PHP paging class


Frequently in our web applications, we may have many records in the database to display. In order to imrpove loading speed and efficiency, we may need to display some records at a time, so we need to paginate the records. For example, if we have 1 million book records and when users want to view the book list, it's inefficient to display all the records on the same page, we may need to have some pagination to allow displaying a portion of the records such as 20 records per page. This is a simple...

   PHP,Paging,Class     2012-09-10 20:23:33


  PHP buffer: output_buffering and ob_start


buffer is one piece of memory section, it is usually 4Kb in Linux. It is mainly used between different devices with different speed or different priorities. With buffer, the waiting time between different processes will be reduced. Here is one simple example, when you type something in a text editor, every time when you type a character, the operating system will not write it to the disk directly, instead it will write it to buffer first When the buffer is full, the data in the buffer will be wr...

   PHP buffer,output_buffering,ob_start     2013-06-20 22:54:15


  Sending message to Slack Incoming Webhook using PHP


Slack is a popular work collaboration tool and it provides many features which help teams collaborate. It has one function which allows sending messages to channels from external source such as your own web service -- Incoming Webhook. This is extremely useful when want to monitor something and get notified when some event occurs and it doesn't require complicated setup. To send messages using Incoming Webhook, a service URL has to be generated on Slack and then the message can be posted to this...

   PHP,CURL,SLACK,INCOMING WEBHOOK     2017-03-11 21:32:28


  How to send asynchronous requests in PHP


It’s easy to make asynchronous calls in PHP with just a little bit of HTTP header knowledge and some library code around PHP sockets. This technique is useful when posting requests to your own server for bits of logic you’d like to run in the background.  If you don’t control the endpoint, you might not be comfortable with some of the limitations, such as the inability to read anything from the response.  So, you couldn’t post data to a webservice and receive...

   PHP,Asynchronous request,socket     2012-04-28 06:45:51


  JavaScript-style object literals in PHP


The object literal notation in JavaScript looks like: var fido = {name: "Fido", barks: true}; or var fido = {}; fido.name = "Fido"; fido.barks = true; From assoc arrays to objects In PHP you would call that an associative array. $fido = array( 'name' => "Fido", 'barks' => true ); And you can easily make it an object too: $fido = (object)$fido; echo gettype($fido); // "object" Or if you want to start with a blank object and add stuff to it: $fido = (object)array(); or $fido...

   PHP,JavaScript,Object,Function call,Self vs this     2011-11-30 11:11:45


  The Future of JavaScript � take a peek today!


The ECMA committee is working hard on designing the next version of JavaScript, also known as "Harmony". It is due by the end of next year and it is going to be the most comprehensive upgrade in the history of this language. Chrome and V8 are committed to pushing JavaScript forward and have already started implementing the new features. You can try some of them today in the latest dev channel release. Here’s a summary: Lexical scoping. Now "let" is the new "var" – traditional "var...

   JavaScript,Future,Feature     2012-02-12 04:56:37


  Collection Of Puzzles For Programmers


Did you know that we have a nice collection of puzzles here on less than dot? Some are harder than others so there is something for everyone. You can pic any language you want, you will see that there are solutions in Ruby, Python, Visual Basic, SQL, JavaScript, C++ and other. Here is a partial list of what we have Friday the Thirteenths The goal is to identify all friday the thirteenths for a given timeframe Regular Pentagon Given a grid co-ordinate (x,y) as the centre point of a regu...

   Programming puzzle,Fibonacci,Prime,ASCII     2012-01-04 08:06:18