PHP Array to Object and Object to Array

PHP Array to Object and Object to Array

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In your php applications you may find many circumstances where it is needed to convert an object into an array and an array into an object. One common example of this usage is in Server <-> Client communications.  The server may want to store items in an array for sorting and iteration.  By contrast, the […]

PHP Script to generate a random salt

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There are many times and circumstances in your programming that you may need to write and generate a random salt.  This may be include: Creating passwords for users Coupon codes Random identification strings When this is needed, many programming languages have a default random function of some kind.  For example, in PHP you have RAND […]

Using a hashing algorithm to validate a password

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Security on your website is a critical detail to pay close attention to.  This post will help you use a hashing algorithm to store and validate user authentication details, such as passwords. If you have a site that stores user authentication data, you will want to use a hashing algorithm to store and validate the […]

PHP Array of Common Stop Words

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There are many different circumstances in which a PHP Array of Common Stop Words could come in handy. One of the most useful is if you have some sort of blog, article or page creator in your website. Using meaningful titles in the URL is a strong strategy to increase your SEO results. However you […]

Script to Install PhantomJS on a Linux CentOS Machine

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What is PhantomJS? PhantomJS is a headless WebKit scriptable with a JavaScript API. It has fast and native support for various web standards: DOM handling, CSS selector, JSON, Canvas, and SVG. Download v1.9 Get started. The project homepage for PhantomJS can be found here: http://phantomjs.org/ In this post we will show you how to download and […]

Script to install LibXML2 on a Linux CentOS machine via RPM

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In simplest terms, LibXML2 is am XML parser.  The project can be found here: http://xmlsoft.org/ LibXML2 attempts to standardize XML formatting, compiling and rendering across different operating systems, machines and environments.  If you have code that will be doing XML parsing, chances are that you will need this package installed on your server. At the time […]

Script to install Flex 4 SDK on Linux CentOS

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I have built several Hudson and Jenkins servers in the past and have needed to install the Flex 4 SDK along with them.  These have been on Linux machines running CentOS.  To help in this process I created some handy scripts to download and install these packages. Flex is often needed on Linux servers when […]

Top 5 HipChat Frustrations for Engineers

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Our team recently moved over to Atlassian HipChat.  I felt it appropriate to register a few frustrations with using the product so that others who are evaluating it can have the full picture. Now – before I begin – I must preface this by saying that HipChat has many great features.  I think the main […]

Does HipChat support Group Video Chat

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Does Hip Chat Support Group Video Chat? Well, according to practice and use… it appears that they do not.  Well, at least that they do not currently. For this article, let’s be honest and frank.  I’m not an employee of Atlassian and have no vested interested in the product.  I am however a user providing useful […]

How to start a 1:1 Video Chat using HipChat

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If you are using HipChat a feature I am sure you will need is the ability to start Video chats.  This post is to show how to start a 1:1 Video Chat using Hip Chat. My demonstration is using the Mac Desktop client of the HipChat application. First is to select the person you want […]