I just learned today that Google has incorporated code snippets in its search results. For example, if you search for the term “mysql_connect”, which is a very popular function of PHP since it connects to its preferred database, MySQL, a code snippet will form part of the search result:
Apparently, this has been happening for months, in fact, it started the year 2006. So what? I just learned it today. Read the rest of this entry
So, what is Microsoft up to nowadays? No, not the bid to buy Yahoo. It seems it is creating a new programming language code-named “D”. “D” will be a declarative language – it describes what something is like, rather than how to create it. Examples of declarative languages are markup languages like HTML, XML and to some degree Flex’s MXML. It really is meant to be used by web developers who are not hardcore programmers.
I have no idea why we will need this language but I can’t wait to use “Z”.
So, you just bought a new desktop or laptop and it came pre-installed with Windows Vista. You decided to maintain a blog and you would like to customize its theme. You know that customizing a theme is tedious so you decide to setup a local version of your blog. You download the Windows version of Apache, MySQL and PHP. Problem is, with the supposedly more secure Vista system, you can’t make some of them to work with the other.
I’m sure you’ve guessed by now that I’ve experienced this. Using the ever trusted Google, I found this. It’s very neat – it has a video of how to install Apache, MySQL and PHP on Vista.