Category Archives: Web development

Creating a new database in mysql with utf8 character set

CREATE DATABASE database_name CHARACTER SET utf8 COLLATE utf8_general_ci;

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Local development environment on OS X using a virtual machine

You’ve just fixed a great deployment strategy for your project including a revision control system such as git or mercurial. Everything is working dandy until you decide to continue developing. Suddenly there’s no easy way of testing your code prior … Continue reading

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Introducing Post rating: another rating plugin for wordpress

Yes I know, there are plenty of rating plugins for WordPress already. I’ve tried most of them and never really found one I truly liked. Recently though I ran across the Rate plugin by Scott Taylor, a fresh approach to … Continue reading

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Code deployment using Git & Capistrano

Deploying code from the development to the production environment is an important but often overlooked part of a developers life. This is usually a tedious task performed manually by the developer, often making time-consuming mistakes. Automating this process saves time … Continue reading

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