March 30, 2010
Follow along as I learn all about Git, a revision control system, and begin implementing it for all our company’s projects, on the Windows operating system.
This is the first installment of the series.
Up until now, we’ve been using subversion as (centralized) revision control system – a.k.a version control, source control or source code management, together with TortoiseSVN as we’re on Windows.
I knew that we weren’t using subversion correctly, as we had never once created a branch. Shocking, I know. But we had more important things to spend our time on, and the way we had been using it was enough for then. So I recently started looking into how to use subversion properly. I was looking around for other solutions as well, especially as subversion is pretty darn slow. Which ultimately led me to Git, a very popular distributed (in contrast to centralized) revision control system created by Linus Torvalds, the Jedi behind Linux.
March 18, 2010
This is something that a number of people I know have struggled with, so I hope to help out with what I have learned.
To connect your PHP program with MySQL is probably step two for any PHP developer and it’s very easy. In principle, connecting with SQL Server (Microsoft SQL) should also be easy, but when most people have their first go at a MSSQL connection, they just get the following:
SQLSTATE unable to connect:
sql server is unavailable or does not exist.
The thing is, PHP and it’s MySQL buddy are both free and they like each other, so if you install a new Apache server (or similar) its already set up to run MySQL connections without problem, but it’s not the same for MSSQL.
Here is a list of things you need to change in your setup to be able to open a MSSQL connection with PHP:
March 9, 2010
If your HTML pages are displaying weird symbols and/or characters before or after uploading, go through this exercise: