Posted (Updated ) in Database, Linux

UPDATE: This script has been superseded by my Cloud Database Backup script. It’s advised you use that instead.

If you’re a developer you should back up your data. Go ahead – do it, do it now. Okay, now that we’ve got that out of the way here’s a nice automated solution to backing up your MySQL databases and optionally uploading to Amazon S3 for added safety.

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Posted (Updated ) in PHP

Have you ever wanted to require a script in PHP without it inheriting all your current scripts’ variables? Did you instead want to pass different variables to it? With this nifty little function you’ll be able to do just that.

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Posted (Updated ) in PHP

CodeIgniter is an incredibly powerful and easy to use PHP Framework that makes developers’ lives alot easier. In its default configuration it only supports one site per installation – quickly result in thousands of files on your file server which can be a pain for all involved. With a little fiddling we can fix this.

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Posted (Updated ) in PHP

WordPress is great. It allows you to quickly set up a blog with minimal effort. In the case of setting up the Google Syntax Highlighter, however, it ended up being quite a hassle due to WordPress’s WYSIWYG editor. This tutorial shows how to modify the editor to make Google Syntax Highlighter work as advertised.

Update Jan 3 2011 To allow pre tag in TinyMCE, we’re now modifying functions.php instead of a wordpress admin file so changes aren’t erased when WP is updated. See here for more details.

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Posted (Updated ) in Uncategorized

It’s been several years since I started work as a web developer and finally I have a site of my own! This has been a long time coming and here’s hoping it won’t dent Australia’s reputation as an marvellous people too badly. I’ll be adding various tutorials to help spread my knowledge – check it […]

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