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Convert XML to Array in PHP

Posted by on January 29, 2010
Convert XML to Array in PHP using  SimpleXML Though I would suggest using DomDocument for parsing XML strings and files in PHP, here is an example of converting XML to an Array in PHP using SimpleXML method. The SimpleXML extension in PHP provides a very simple and easily usable toolset to convert XML to an object that can be processed with normal...
Filed in: PHP/MySQL
A small article for those who want to experience with Regular Expressions in PHP. Regular expressions, also referred to as regex or regexp, provide a concise and flexible means for matching strings of text, such as particular characters, words, or patterns of characters. Regular expressions are used by many text editors, utilities, and programming languages...

Error Handling in Perl & EVAL Block

Posted by on January 28, 2010
This article covers two things. 1) Error handling in Perl using EVAL Block 2) Using the EVAL Block feature to check whether a directory exists on a remote FTP location. The first time ever I had to work in Perl was last month when I was asked to look in to an issue with sending a file to a remote FTP from the server. Basically, the perl script fetches...
I have no reasons for posting this article here. But I’m sure someone can get some insight from this. This is a good example of making use of recursive function calls also known as recursion. It takes the form of a function that calls itself. Recursive functions or recursion are something that needs a little more attention as you have to be sure that...
Pretty long time back, I developed a batch uploading tool in Flash for a large online photo sharing website. The purpose of the tool was to allow the site users to upload photos from their computer to their online account. This flash tool with the complete source code is given free here. Many of the Batch process tools available cause errors while...
If you guys haven’t heard about or started using MySQL Workbench yet, it’s high time you started exploring it. MySQL Workbench is a visual database design tool that integrates database design, modeling, creation and maintenance into a single, seamless environment for the MySQL database system. Sun Microsystems has recently released the 5.2...
Filed in: PHP/MySQL
This is basically not a tutorial. Here is a ready-made code-piece you can use in your program if you need to store credit card numbers in your database while processing it for payments. If you ever need to store credit card numbers in your database, it should be encrypted before inserting in to the database. PHP has a library called Mcrypt which...
Filed in: PHP/MySQL

Dead Center layout using CSS

Posted by on December 13, 2009
How many of you have searched Google for “dead center align” or “vertical center css” and found results showing more than a million pages only to realize that most of them don’t give you the right solution you are looking for? Well, vertical centering has always been a nightmare for designers and developers. The solution we are looking...
Filed in: CSS & XHTML

Amoeba Solution Kiosk

Posted by on December 12, 2009
Amoeba! an innovative Idea House based in Bangalore provides solutions in Web, Software & Media world. The ASK (Amoeba Solution Kiosk) community founded by Amoeba enables and encourages various technology discussions across beginners, experts & the geeks of the Web World. Developers can download program modules, source codes, solved problems...

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