Barcode scanners in PHP applications

PHP can be easily utilized for reading bar codes printed on paper documents. Connecting manual barcode reader to the computer via USB significantly extends usability of PHP (or any other web programming language) into tasks involving document and product management, like finding a book records in the database or listing all bills for a particular customer. Following sections briefly describe process of connecting and using manual bar code reader with PHP. The usage of bar code scanners described in this article are in the same way applicable to any web programming language, such as ASP, Python or Perl. This article … Continue reading Barcode scanners in PHP applications

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10 HTML Tags You May Not Be Using

As a front-end developer you no doubt use HTML constantly and probably feel it doesn’t have any more unknowns. Nevertheless, the way it has evolved (in particular with the advent of HTML5) may surprise you at times. In this article, I’ll show you 10 HTML tags you may not be using or maybe even aren’t yet aware of that help to increase the semantics and maintainability of your web pages. 1. <meter> At some point we may need to express a measure on a web page. It could be anything from the result of an exam to disk usage. HTML5 … Continue reading 10 HTML Tags You May Not Be Using

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12 Greatest Programmers of all Time

A programmer is a person who can create and modify computer programs. No matter what type of programmer one may be, each and every contributes something to the society, no matter how trivial. Yet, there are those few who have contributed beyond what a single programmer usually does in an entire lifetime. These programmers are pioneers in their respective areas and have each contributed something that has completely changed the way human’s access information and media. So without further ado, here we present the 12 greatest programmers of all time:   12. Ada Lovelace Augusta Ada King, more commonly known as … Continue reading 12 Greatest Programmers of all Time

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Browser Trends September 2014: Chrome Is the Top Mobile Browser

Last month’s browser trends report was all about mobiles. It’s a recurring theme in the latest figures from StatCounter. Worldwide Desktop & Tablet Browser Statistics, July to August 2014 The following table shows browser usage movements during the past month. Browser July August change relative IE (all) 21.36% 20.31% -1.05% -4.90% IE11 9.08% 9.10% +0.02% +0.20% IE10 3.34% 3.05% -0.29% -8.70% IE9 3.30% 3.12% -0.18% -5.50% IE8 5.22% 4.68% -0.54% -10.30% IE7 0.14% 0.14% +0.00% +0.00% IE6 0.28% 0.22% -0.06% -21.40% Chrome 45.39% 46.37% +0.98% +2.20% Firefox 17.50% 17.48% -0.02% -0.10% Safari 4.41% 4.42% +0.01% +0.20% iPad Safari 6.16% 6.38% … Continue reading Browser Trends September 2014: Chrome Is the Top Mobile Browser

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SQL vs NoSQL Database Differences Explained with few Example DB

Most of you are already familiar with SQL database, and have a good knowledge on either MySQL, Oracle, or other SQL databases. In the last several years, NoSQL database is getting widely adopted to solve various business problems. It is helpful to understand the difference between SQL and NoSQL database, and some of available NoSQL database that you can play around with. SQL vs NoSQL: High-Level Differences SQL databases are primarily called as Relational Databases (RDBMS); whereas NoSQL database are primarily called as non-relational or distributed database. SQL databases are table based databases whereas NoSQL databases are document based, key-value … Continue reading SQL vs NoSQL Database Differences Explained with few Example DB

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8 Online Payment Options That Aren’t PayPal

When most people think of online payments, one name comes to mind: PayPal. But for all PayPal’s strengths, it’s a bad idea to rely on it as the single system to accept payments on your site. Monopolies are never healthy, and you need to diversify your payment channels. Why You Need PayPal Alternatives There are plenty of reasons why you should support multiple payment options, but here are several of the most important ones: Your partners or customers can’t always make or accept PayPal payments. This is the major reason to offer payment alternatives. There are always people who can’t … Continue reading 8 Online Payment Options That Aren’t PayPal

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Top 10 Programming Languages in 2014

1. Java What it is: Java is a class-based, object-oriented programming language developed by Sun Microsystems in the 1990s. It’s one of the most in-demand programming languages, a standard for enterprise software, web-based content, games and mobile apps, as well as the Android operating system. Java is designed to work across multiple software platforms, meaning a program written on Mac OS X, for example, could also run on Windows.   2. C Language What it is: A general-purpose, imperative programming language developed in the early ’70s, C is the oldest and most widely used language, providing the building blocks for … Continue reading Top 10 Programming Languages in 2014

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How to Set Up PayPal Integration with PHP & MySQL

PayPal is the most popular payment service on the web so being able to integrate your website with PayPal’s Instant Payment Notification Service (IPN) is essential if you need to process payments through your website. There are 3 main parts to the PayPal IPN system. A webpage that initiates a request to PayPal to make a payment. A PHP page on your webserver that PayPal calls to notify you that payment has been made. A webpage that confirms the above payment and continues on to the next phase of your web application, such as a ‘Thank You’ page. Parts 1 … Continue reading How to Set Up PayPal Integration with PHP & MySQL

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