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    Beware the zero!

    Published June 16th, 2006

    A colleague just called me over with a bit of stumper. He’d created a hard-coded array of numbers (the reason isn’t really important) and was seeing some strange behaviour. The array looked something like this: $foo = array ( ‘a’ => 01, ‘b’ => 02, ‘c’ => 03, ‘d’ => 04, ‘e’ => 05, ‘f’ […]

    Useful sites for web people

    Published June 15th, 2006

    Way behind the curve once gain, I stumbled upon DomainTools the other day. It has all sorts of handy things for web developers (eg. a very detailed whois), many of which are free (although some of these require registration). Some similar tools (and some extra ones) are to be found at dnsstuff.com.

    PHP and cURL: Disabling 100-continue header

    Published June 15th, 2006

    I’ve been using cURL (through PHP) to build a sort of proxy for a project I’m working on. I need to parse the returned headers (to recover the HTTP status), so had included a very simple script to do so. It had worked fine in the past, but for some reason barfed in this case. […]

    Article: Implementing back/forward refresh in Ajax

    Published June 9th, 2006

    An interesting piece from IBM on making sites that make heavy use of Ajax more web-like.

    Useful: Automate Windows tasks with AutoIt

    Published June 6th, 2006

    I found AutoIt a while ago but only just got around to doing anything useful with it. It’s a simplified environment for scripting in Windows, giving easy access to GUI widgets and a variety of reasonably powerful commands for building small Windows apps. What makes it especially useful is that you can compile your finished […]

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