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Forms Redesigned - Natural Language Form Using Only CSS 3 and HTML 5

May 31, 2014 Difficulty: 25 / 50
natural language form layout

Debugging a PHP application by relying exclusively on the internal error reporting mechanism that PHP provides is literally like searching for a needle in a haystack. While PHP extensions like Xdebug can help a lot when it comes to killing all those pesky bugs. For those of you who don't want or can't use Xdebug, I wrote a class that enhances the standard error reporting in PHP.

What we want to achieve

By default, when an error occurs, PHP outputs something like "ERROR_TYPE: error message at line X in file.php" and nothing else. What we want is to make that more relevant by adding a back-trace of the entire call stack that eventually led to the error. Also we want to be able to see function or class names that have been called and other details like function arguments or properties of objects.

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Basic usage of stored procedures in MySQL for loading filtered result sets

May 26, 2014 Difficulty: 40 / 50
child searching

In today's tutorial, we're going to learn a little bit about MySQL stored procedures and how they can be used to load filtered data from a database.

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A simple way of authenticating users from an external application with PHP

May 22, 2014 Difficulty: 35 / 50
door lock

Have two websites and want users from one to be able to log in on the other without having to re-register ? This was a requirement for many of the clients I've worked with so I thought it would be an interesting subject for a tutorial.

The easiest way to do this would be to query the external database, but what if that's not an option ?

The approach I am proposing in this tutorial is to create an application that works similarly to a web service which allows users to log in on the client website using their credentials from the server application.

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Step by step tutorial on how to create your own Android web-view application and have it ready for Google Play in less than an hour

May 6, 2014 Difficulty: 30 / 50
android-green-figure

If you have a mobile friendly website and you're not taking advantage of the traffic that comes from Google Play, then you're probably missing out. In this tutorial I will show you how easy it is to create a web view application using the Android SDK.

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How to make your website enjoy a sunrise every morning with CSS3

April 28, 2014 Difficulty: 30 / 50

Today I'm going to show you a cool CSS trick. I created a CSS3 animation that resembles the sun rising every 5 seconds from behind the hills of the Windows XP classic wallpaper.

The code is very straight forward, it only contains HTML and CSS3 and the working demo is here.

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