Mysql , postgres and passwords

July 31, 2004, 12:33 a.m.

Many developers particularly those who work in a LAMP enviorenment use the password() function of mysql to encode the passwords that they store in their database. This function is not supposed to be very secure but people use it anyway - in fact I have also been guilty of this crime at times.On the ...

SFTP

July 30, 2004, 12:34 a.m.

The time has come for the release of version 1.31 of the java SFTP applet Though I keep referring to the applet there are in fact two different clients. One is the applet that runs in your browser and the other is a standalone client that runs in your desktop.What's special about an SFTP applet is t ...

mysql to Postgres

July 29, 2004, 12:20 a.m.

In recent years Many a developer has been spoilt by the ease of installing and using mysql. Thus instead of learning SQL they have learnt mySQL - Many of those who have fallen into this pitfall would happen to be PHP developers.Fortunately for me when I first learned SQL I learned ANSI SQL and not m ...

A new festival

July 27, 2004, 10:11 p.m.

I was under the impression that Festival is abandonware - apparenlty not. They have released a new version labeled as 1.95 (2.0 beta). According to my reconing this is the first major release in around three years.I made an immidiate download and started to read the documentation prior to installing ...

getContentWithoutUsingSoManyDamnGlobals()

July 25, 2004, 10:49 a.m.

How about that for a function name? I kid you not. It's a function name from the mediawiki software version 1.30.They have apparently done a lot of rewriting to improve the code and as the function name itself suggests to do away with a lot of globals that are being used in the 1.2x version. They al ...

Java 5 and PHP 5 the verdict

July 23, 2004, 9:46 p.m.

It seems my efforts to configure PHP 5 with java 5 support was a complete and utter waste of time. Java 5 or any version of java, for that matter cannot be used with PHP 5. It's perhaps more accurate to say a java extension for PHP 5 is conspicous by it's absense.Since PHP5 is said to be so much bet ...

Barbet

July 22, 2004, 11:52 p.m.

Brown headed barbets are common visitors to my small garden. My latest effort in open source software development is named Barbet in honour of this bird.barbet is a database administration tool written in java - or perhaps it would be more accurate to say a database administration tool being written ...

PHP FTP Class

July 22, 2004, 4:51 a.m.

Sometime ago I made a PHP class that was a (partial) implementation of the File Transfer Protocol (FTP) since then I decided to hand it over to Rad Inks.This week I made some improvements to it and now we have the start of a PHP FTP Client the difference of course is that this time around I got paid ...

Shared Memory

July 21, 2004, 4:44 a.m.

I have been doing a bit of reading about semaphores and shared memory for the last few days, in the hope of making an improvement to Mega upload. Unfortunately it does not look like a good solution.The reason is the String allocation of perl is said to be unpredictable - at least according to the pe ...

500 Responses

July 20, 2004, 5:44 p.m.

That heading is misleading. I am not talking about HTTP or FTP error codes. Today I made my 500th post at the Devshed forums. 499 of these postings have been in reply to messages requesting help on varius topics - the one exception was when I posted a question on the AMR codec ( which went unanswere ...

Java admin tools for Postgres

July 19, 2004, 1:48 a.m.

I came across an java database administration tool for postgresql called XPG. However I immidately ran into problems when attampting to compile it. That's because the source files contains non ASCII characters - since that character sequence is part of the authors name, it's fair enough!Apparently i ...

sqlite

July 18, 2004, 6:26 a.m.

If you are one of those developevers who happen to less than impressed by the feature set of mysql you will be terribly disapointed with sqlite. Then again sqlite isn't really intended to be a replacement for mysql. It's more suited as a lightweight database for dekstop applications or very small si ...

PHP and Shared Memory

July 17, 2004, 5:28 a.m.

So what good are the shared memory functions? well you can use them to share data between different PHP scripts or even with other processes running in your server. Very usefull if you know how to make use it. The trouble is I don't. Shared memory functions are an area that I never looked at before. ...

PHP 5 and Java 5

July 15, 2004, 10:01 p.m.

Does PHP 5 work with java 5? I decided to find out. The first step is of course the configuration, the last time I installed PHP 5 I installed both mysql and mysqli - this time I didn't want to bother with mysql extension so instead of that added --with-java./configure --enable-xslt --with-xslt-sab ...

Mozilla 1.7

July 15, 2004, 12:17 a.m.

I just upgraded from mozilla 1.6 to 1.7 but unfortunately it looks and feels pretty much like what 1.6 used to feel. I don't mind not having a lot of remarkable features to write home about there was one annoying bug in 1.6 which I hope they have done away with in the new version.In 1.6 and older ve ...

Jabber List Reactivated

July 14, 2004, 11:07 a.m.

There seems to be quite a lot of activity in the jabber lists of late, both the jadmin and jdev lists and I still haven't got a 2.0 installation! It's been more than an year since I was last involved in a jabber related project and it does look like I will have to do a lot of relearning specially if ...

Postgres

July 13, 2004, 3:21 a.m.

I have been having an on again off again affair with postgreSQL for quite some time. My first run in with postgres was in the year 2001. At the time I was just interested in seeing what it had to offer and how it behaved like many others I was under the wrong impression that it's mostly used in acad ...

Java new look and feel and possible bug

July 12, 2004, 2:02 a.m.

Is the new metal look and feel in java 5 as good as it was adevertised to be? I think so. It looks a lot more exciting than the dull grey that used to be in version 1.4xx while trying it out I also found what may possibly be a bug. ...

USB Drive with voice recorder

July 10, 2004, 8:19 p.m.

I have been looking around the web for a USB drive with voice recorder. Quite suprisingly many such devices available seem to use USB 1.1 and not the faster USB 2.0 interface, USB 1.1 is a big no no since it's only about 1/40 th the speed of USB 2.0I did find a few low cost thumb drives in a couple ...

Java Plug In 5

July 10, 2004, 9:01 a.m.

Java plug in 5.0 (it's 5 even though the java console may say 1.5) has a few nifty features. One is that it displays an animation while an applet is being loaded. This is not particularly usefull for me because our applet's load up very fast indeed (for example Rad FTP is just 70k). This new feature ...

AITCOM wrongfully charges me again.

July 8, 2004, 11:44 p.m.

Just after being wrongfully charged by AITCOM - That pathetic excuse for a webhosting company, I cancelled my credit card. Apparently they beat me to it by a few hours. In other words they have made yet another wrongfull charge to my credit card for $150.00 this time - and their monthly charges are ...

more on Java and EXEs

July 8, 2004, 11:06 a.m.

The other day I wrote about the average person not knowing what Java is about. I also commented about how even developers look for ways of making executables out of jar files. Little do they know that a properly packaged jar file is executable.Coincidently today I recieved a mail from tucows it was ...

IE

July 6, 2004, 8:10 p.m.

Some one on the list a web discussion group by evolt sent the following link on google search patterns: http://www.google.com/press/zeitgeist.htmlAn overwhelming number of visitors to google use IE as their browser. Nothing really suprising in that, but what's really shocking is that many of these ...

People Still don't know what java is

July 6, 2004, 1:12 a.m.

That's right, only geeks know what java is. Want proof? then check out this page http://www.download.com/Rad-FTP/3000-2160-10292105.htmlThis is the entry at download.com for Rad FTP.look under the user comments. One user had been scared off by the .jar extension! another has been puzzlied by the lac ...

On the road with Java 5.0

July 5, 2004, 12:56 a.m.

I am now getting my feet wet and hands dirty coding with java 5 simply by changing my JAVA_HOME env. variable to /opt/java/jdk1.5.0. That means any java applications that I run will automatically use the new version - which is the fifth to be installed on this hard disk - not counting the wireless ...