EU VAT Number Validation SOAP Service

We are a VAT registered company in UK, and I am the lead developer of a small team. http://www.whatusersdo.com/ Like many online global businesses invoicing clients from many different countries, we are obliged to invoice them correctly with or without VAT whether they are VAT registered companies within EU or not, or individuals, etc. So, … Read moreEU VAT Number Validation SOAP Service

There is no small job

Some jobs may seem like an oceanic island of refuge; on one side you could do nothing but survive and look for the next ship to rescue you; on the other hand, you could try to create an island civilisation.. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robinson_Crusoe http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minoan_civilization

Class Library as DLL for Business Model to be used in PHP

Just an idea, possibly not a new one, and I promise, it is not another “framework”: Is it worth to create a class library as a DLL for a business model and use that DLL in PHP? What are the advantages and disadvantages? As soon as we say DLL, it is a solution that can … Read moreClass Library as DLL for Business Model to be used in PHP

New joint venture scam from Argos

A few days ago, one of my friends bought the cheapest laptop (netbook rather) in Argos catalogue: £199.99. It is called: Zoostorm Freedom 8.9in Mini Laptop catalogue number 508/1842 So far, it is all right. But he knows almost nothing about computers and speaks very little English. He did not even know that it was … Read moreNew joint venture scam from Argos

Have you not LinkedIn yet?

Think off a website: Monster.com + Facebook.com = LinkedIn.com They explain themselves: LinkedIn is an interconnected network of experienced professionals from around the world, representing 170 industries and 200 countries. You can find, be introduced to, and collaborate with qualified professionals that you need to work with to accomplish your goals. It’s definitely worth trying!

MS Access Reports: Sums from distinct group headers

The problem: When we use formulas on textboxes in the report footers of MS Access reports, such as “=sum(a_field_in_header)”, we get incorrect results because of duplication of same amounts for multiple items in detail section. Here is an example to make it clear: We have two tables one for header and another detail records, for … Read moreMS Access Reports: Sums from distinct group headers