Most of the wide-spread languages support Unicode and/or UTF-8 at least in some form; post-2K languages support Unicode quite commonly, but there are always few things to look after.
The magic quotes, and the safe mode… ‘nough said.
Fortunately, both of these are deprecated in new versions of PHP.
Unfortunately, most hostings are not that keen on updating PHP to the newest version (mainly they’re still stuck at the likes of version 5.1.x).
What to do?
MySQL does not support create user if not exists syntax as it does with create table and create procedure. This is pretty weird, as it just boils down to checking whether single row exists in the `mysql`.`user` table.
You’ve got a hosting, neat… a shared one. Now it’d be cool if you could move your subversion repositories there also. But, you can’t just daemonize svnserve or enable webdav in Apache.
SSH is the solution for you. SVN+SSH to be precise. The setup and configuration is pretty straight-forward, but there are quite a few glitches along the way.
All you’ll need for this is SSH access to the server and basic experience with the shell.
Hope this guide will help you: Setup a SVN Server on a Shared Hosting – it took me some time to get over all problems, I hope it’ll save some time to you!
Often “in the wild”, even in English texts, you meet both accented versions and non-accented versions of certain words, such as brand names.
You’re then facing two options – you can either work with both versions, or get rid of accents. The latter option bears advantage of cutting down the dimensionality of the problem, as you don’t need to presume that you support all existing versions of the spelling, but how to get there?
After years of using VMWare, I suddenly had to migrate to VirtualBox; I’ve been using VirtualBox for quite some time now, but not in the way I use VMWare.
First I thought it will be a short-lived trip, but now I’m happily stuck. I still had the image of VBox the way it was in the version 1.x in the head. What a blow it was to fully explore 4.x, in my case 4.0.6!
Here are few optimization techniques that were handy to me recently; they mostly concern 2D graphics programming, where these patterns often emerge, but are helpful anywhere where you have to iterate and update data.
- don’t do if‘s
- map all you can
- don’t float
- cache your reads