Every project should have regular backups. Writing database tables to a file using PHP while possible is not recommended, it's much better to use MySQL for that.
MySQL has a function called mysqldump that exports a database to a file, this is ran using SSH. For those times when you don't have access to SSH here is a simple way to create a backup using mysqldump by running exec and passing in the command and the login credentials and lastly defining the name of the file to be created.Continue Reading
Closures are really useful, especially for creating plugins when a full blown controller is not needed, today I came across a problem when using a closure within a class and trying to use $this-> which resulted in getting this error Using $this when not in object context.Continue Reading
Sitepoint released a great post today HTML5 Forms: The Markup it explains the various input tags that can be used in HTML 5. Some of these are very useful such as range, date, datetime, datetime-local, week, color. Unfortunately most of these have mixed support across browsers IE is lacking the most.Continue Reading
Xbox does not provide an official API for anyone to use. Their are a few sites that provide an API one of which is https://xboxapi.com/v1 xboxapi makes it very easy to pull your Xbox API data.
In this tutorial I'll show you how to display your Xbox Live data and then cache it, this will enable the page to load faster and avoid going over xboxapi's API Limit which is set to 350 requests an hour.Continue Reading