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Running multiple versions of the Symfony framework on Windows

Monday, May 10th, 2010
As the Symfony project continues to develop I thought it was about time I upgraded to the latest stable version, Symfony 1.3 As I am sure to build several websites with this framework, it is important for the Symfony system files to be shared between all of my projects. Therefore the library...

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Using YQL to build a web app in a few hours

Sunday, November 1st, 2009
A couple of years ago I thought about building an ultra-simple site for browsing music videos with ease. The idea being that users may enjoy exploring artist's back catalogues, viewing not just a band's biggest hits, but also their lesser known tracks. The only functions I deemed necessary for an...

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Switch from Hotmail… for your own sake!

Wednesday, June 24th, 2009
I am constantly baffled by the number of people who still use Hotmail. I accept that in 1999, if you wanted to be able to access your email from the Internet, Hotmail was the best option, but that was 1999! Gmail is now 5 years old and since day 1, Gmail has linked emails into conversation...

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Using HTML Purifier in Code Igniter to clean user generated content

Thursday, May 21st, 2009
[caption id="attachment_196" align="alignleft" width="80" caption="HTML PUrifier"]HTML PUrifier[/caption]

Accepting user-generated content into your web...

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How to aggregate all of the answers to your StackOverflow questions into a single feed using Yahoo! pipes

Tuesday, April 21st, 2009
Feed Here is the feed I create in this article. Add your own user id to the URL to track your own answers by RSS: http://pipes.yahoo.com/pipes/pipe.run?_id=ev_bWpYu3hGmnRCJgQSecQ&_render=rss&StackOverflow_UserID=42106

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Why you should NOT use source control software

Wednesday, March 18th, 2009
If you are just starting out as a software developer, you may have been advised to use source control software. I think it may help you long term if at first you don't . At this point in your coding career, you do not really know the benefits of source control but you probably think it has...

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