How to make PHP and MySQL support Arabic, Urdu and charactersets or other foreign languages

To enable your PHP/MySQL script support Arabic or Urdu or other foreign languages, you need to do the following. In database connection, do the following. $cn=mysql_connect($db_host,$db_user,$db_password) or die(mysql_error()); //Below is an additional line to enable support for foreign languages. mysql_query(“SET NAMES … Continue reading How to make PHP and MySQL support Arabic, Urdu and charactersets or other foreign languages

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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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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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