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”

Using PHP to retrieve the Google Pagerank of any domain

Whilst working on a semi-automated directory submitter I wanted to automatically retrieve the Pagerank for those directories. So I wrote a PHP class for it.

Whilst working on a semi-automated directory submitter I wanted to automatically retrieve the Google Pagerank for those directories. After some searching and trying out different scripts I found one that was fast, efficient and didn’t drain the server’s resources. Continue reading “Using PHP to retrieve the Google Pagerank of any domain”

Why I don’t use closing PHP tags

Never use closing tags in PHP, they add unnecessary whitespace which could seriously mess up your website or application. Plus they’re not required.

I got a question by a fellow programmer last tuesday about why I don’t use closing PHP tags. First of all, PHP doesn’t require it, so you even save a few bits on your total filesize. But the most important reason is that it prevents additional whitespace that could really mess up your website or application. Continue reading “Why I don’t use closing PHP tags”