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ZFDebug – Zend Framework Plugin

I have spent a lot of time recently working with Zend Framework. As I get further into its features and capabilities, the more I enjoy developing websites and web applications with it. While researching ideas and options, I came across ZFDebug, a plugin that adds a debug bar to the bottom of your pages if you are in the “development” environment. The plugin is hosted on Google Code and is licensed under the New BSD License.

Performance Tuning Best Practices for MySQL – Google TechTalks

I was scouring the web for some MySQL tips, tricks, and documentation to help me as I work on the blog and other development projects. Tuning is often times overlooked; sometimes once the database table structure is built and normalized, development stops there. I am trying to be more conscious of that and during my research I came across a performance tuning video published by Google during one of their Google TechTalks.

CSS Menus Just Got A Lot Easier

My CSS Menu is one of the coolest websites I’ve been to in a while. If you are in need of a nice looking CSS menu but don’t know where or how to get started, or maybe just don’t want to start from scratch then you are in luck; My CSS Menu is your answer.

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Free Interactive Graphs With Open Flash Chart

Open Flash Chart is a free project that allows you to integrate flash graphs in you website. There is support for all of the commonly used graphs like bar charts, line charts, area charts, and scatter plots. The flash component allows the user to hover

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MySQL Field Types Cheatsheet

If you have been using MySQL for your database choice, you’ll probably find this cheatsheet to be pretty useful. Whether you are new to MySQL or advanced, this is pretty handy to have around. A help page on help.scibit.com offers a great breakdown of the

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PHP Date Tips & Tricks

For those of you using PHP to develop your web pages, I’m sure that you have used the date function at some point. There are so many cases that I have used this to show a date on a page, like using date(“Y”) in the

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phpMyAdmin 3.1.0 Relesased

For those of you that are as hooked on phpMyAdmin as I am, you will be happy to know that there is a new version available. phpMyAdmin 3.1.0 includes a number of improvements and fixes. The list of improvements includes security updates, language updates, export

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Style Your Table With Tablecloth

Tablecloth is a small (6 KB) and simple JavaScript file that lets you add some styling and actions to your tables. As you see in the screenshot above, you can highlight the row and column you are looking at. As you hover over the table

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How In-Demand Are Your Skills?

Have you ever wondered if your skills are in demand? With so many different possibilities available for web development, it is tough to know if you should keep mastering a specific technology or start learning a new one. After reading an article about how PHP

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Print Specific Parts of a Page With jPrintArea

If you have ever wanted/needed to be able to print just part of a page before, now you can. jPrintArea will allow you to print only the contents of a specific element (Ex: div). There aren’t a lot of extra bells & whistles that go