Creating a CV indexing facility using Oracle Text

Recently, I have struggled to get Oracle Text working on Linux. It was supposed to be a simple addon based on a very simple idea: + already installed Apache 2.2, PHP 5.3, Firebird 2.0; which are working fine + install Oracle 10g Express Edition + create a simple table to store candidate ID and document … Read moreCreating a CV indexing facility using Oracle Text

Setting up a web application on CentOS (continued)

Before continuing the rest of the installation process we started (/wp/index.php/2009/07/setting-up-a-web-application-on-centos-5-3/), I must mention my appreciation for the “yummy” tool Linux developers provided: yum (.. an automatic updater and package installer/remover for rpm systems). I love using webmin (.. a web-based interface for system administration for Unix) as well. The other day I only clicked … Read moreSetting up a web application on CentOS (continued)

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

“Flex”ing with web services using Zend AMF

PHP has always been my favourite scripting language to develop applications for the web. I have always envied Flash applications! PHP applications, to me, are a fine mixture of PHP + SQL + HTML + CSS + JavaScript. You can always add the fancy TLAs in your applications such as XML, if you want to. … Read more“Flex”ing with web services using Zend AMF

Setting up a web application on CentOS 5.3

Ingredients for our web application are Apache HTTP Server 2.2, PHP 5.2, Firebird 2.1and Oracle 10g Express Edition. Like in any IT project, not everything goes according to plan and there are so many pitfalls; some of which are: Repositories Linux Firewall SE Linux Permissions Using the package manager (Yum) to add, remove and upgrade … Read moreSetting up a web application on CentOS 5.3

PHP Stock Profiler: Improvements

I’ve been planning to improve this application by adding a SQLite database, updating itself say every minute during the day, which will provide better performance for concurrent users, and less web traffic and better user interaction. Another benefit will be a faster analysis and then a recommendation facility based on specific criteria such as volume … Read morePHP Stock Profiler: Improvements

PHP: magic methods

Regarding __toString

Free Online Courses from Stanford University and Youtube

It’s simply incredible! 🙂 while loads of businesses are trying to convert their knowledge to CASH on the net.. Stanford University is just letting any individual attend their courses. All you need is a PC and a broadband connection! WOW! This also gives their campus students a great opportunity: if you miss a lecture, don’t … Read moreFree Online Courses from Stanford University and Youtube