Tag Archives: PHP

symfony swift mailer localhost [] did not issue MAIL/EXPN/VRFY/ETRN during connection to MTA-v4

A weird problem was put in front of me today. Every symfony site using swift mailer, bar one, on the same server were sending email correctly. Tailing the mail logs the following error was returned: Server xm-mta[19908]: oAJA1IcU019908: localhost [] …

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PHP: Decode WINDOWS-1252 character encoding

Recently I came across a character encoding that I didn’t recognise, WINDOWS-1252. Being a Windows character encoding it’s not at all surprising that I didn’t recognise it/do not like it. The solution to decoding such encoded strings is actually pretty …

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Web programmers can become mobile developers with Appcelerator

Learning a new programming language isn’t always the most suitable way to get into another market for development. More often than not people are put off by having to learn a new language, and despite being beneficial for them the …

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A look into coding standards

Standardisation in any programming language is usually put in place for a reason. Simplicity and understanding of a set of standards and abiding by them tackles one issue with moving from project to project. Sticking to the same coding standards …

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Detect if user input contains prohibited tags

Inspired by my previous article on XSS I thought I’d show a quick, simple and nice way to detect if user input contains some form of script or prohibited tags. Thankfully PHP developers have a function known as strip_tags. This …

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Know when to use double quotes – A second look

Based on the response I got from JaTaMan I thought it would be a good idea to add an additional post about single and double quote usage in PHP. JaTaMan pointed out that a colleague of his used the new …

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10 facts you may or may not know about PHP

Here are some interesting facts you may or may not know about the PHP programming language. Be warned, these facts are probably not worth bringing up at your friends party – Unless you happen to be at party specifically for …

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5 Twitter users worth a mention (Web development and techy)

I fancied mentioning some users I follow on Twitter, not because they’re at all special (Well, some may be) but because they have either helped or entertained me, whether formally or informally. Keeping this post in line with srcnix.com the …

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Know when to use double quotes

PHP is a great server side language to get into however more often than not developers are not aware of performance issues in their code. One issue is the use of double quotes for all string variables. While this is …

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PHP: fgetcsv(), fgets() and file() line ending detection issues

Having problems with fgetcsv(), fgets() or file() incorrectly detecting line endings? Not a problem! Depending on the operating system in which the file was created the line endings tend to be different: Linux: \n OS X: \n Windows: \r\n

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