Using FTP from within NetBeans

I ran into a small problem the other day. The code I had written and tested on my local XAMPP server worked fine, but once uploaded to my hosting server, it did not. I started doing the usual debugging – make a change, ftp to server, refresh browser. Then I though – hell, there must…

Finding the right PHP editor

Having moved to Windows 8, I found myself on the hunt for a new PHP editor. When doing project work I always turn to Eclipse PDT as my editor of choice. I don’t think it’s brilliant, but I am very comfortable using the UI. When not working in PHP, I use Flash Builder for some…

Determining the number of days between to UNIX timestamps

So I needed to know how many days there were between to UNIX timestamp values, and here is the code for those who may also need it. function dateDiffUnix($startDate) { echo ‘$start_date ‘.$startDate.’ – ‘.date(‘Y m d G:i:s’, $startDate).'<br />’; $endDate = time(); echo ‘$end_date ‘.$endDate.’ – ‘.date(‘Y m d G:i:s’, $endDate).'<br />’; $difference =…

iShop

After months of hard work, we are proud to say that the iShop is up and available for purchase! It’s a simple website with a shopping cart that has a customizable template. This allows you to showcase your products in an online shop without writing a single line of code. The framework around the iShop…

Dashboard going multi-lingual

It’s time for another sneak preview of the Dashboard. We have been hard at work for several months now trying to make the Dashboard unique, interactive and visually stimulating. New features include a multi-lingual function and has provisions so far for 6 languages, which are English, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, French and German. We will look…