Never having to use $_GET or $_POST again

Since the release of PHP 5.2 you can easily fetch and sanitize data send via superglobals in a safe manner. You can replace your current sanitation class with this API.

I completely missed this great new feature build in PHP 5.2 since I haven’t been using much vanilla PHP lately due to my preference for CodeIgniter. Continue reading “Never having to use $_GET or $_POST again”

Cleaning up the target=”_blank” in your WordPress post

Like many of you I love WordPress but it neglects to offer a good alternative for the good old target=”_blank” for opening a link in a new window or tab.

Like many of you I love WordPress and although the system itself returns some beautiful HTML it neglects to offer a good alternative for the good old target=”_blank” for opening a link in a new window or tab. Continue reading “Cleaning up the target=”_blank” in your WordPress post”

A week with CouchDB

I’ve been watching the NoSQL movement closely over the last year and after the 1.0 release of CouchDB I decided to take a closer look at this distribution.

I’ve been watching the NoSQL movement closely over the last year and after the 1.0 release of CouchDB last week I decided to take a closer look at this particular distribution. Continue reading “A week with CouchDB”

Clean URLs and the use of suffixes

When building a website or application using a CMS or framework you often get the chance to set a suffix ( like .html ) for your clean URLs. Most people tend not to change the default setting but this might get you into trouble when it comes to the scalability of your website or application. Continue reading “Clean URLs and the use of suffixes”