Google Anti-Malware Malfunction?

It would seems that Google is as fallible as the next company. Right at this moment (which is 31 Jan 2009, 3.15pm GMT) Google is labelling every site in their search result listing with a “This site may harm your computer”. And what irony,…

Running your blog with SEO in mind

Awhile back, I wrote about what it takes to start your own blog. Unless your blog is only meant for your private circle of readers, in most cases, you’ll want people to read what you have penned down, and even make some money…

Codeigniter: Helpers, Plugins and Libraries

Having used Codeigniter for a few months now, this framework is really turning out to be a joy. My last post, I talked about how to modify native CI Libraries. With so many published PHP classes and functions, it would be a shame…

CodeIgniter: Extending the native ‘Model’ and make it your own.

Today I took advantage of CodeIgniter’s ability to extend the native libraries, and I was well satisfied that it just works. Let me elaborate, I’m in the process of creating models for my CI project, and realized that certain functions within the models…

Oracle 11g and PHP

When we talk about PHP, MySQL is often the other word that goes hand-in-hand with it. But Oracle? 2 weeks ago, I had an opportunity to attend the Singapore’s PHP User Group monthly gathering, and the topic was on Oracle 11g and PHP.…

CodeIgniter: Organizing views simply

Having been brought up developing PHP using templating systems like Smarty, I’m very used to segmenting my page elements into reusable block, and swapping out blocks of HTML codes, nesting blocks of code within other blocks and so on. Trying my hands at…

Google Chrome: One month later

It’s been a month since Google pushed out their Google Chrome browser. In that short time, the initial buzz about the shiny new browser has slowly being taken over by reports of crashes and security flaws. NetApplications also just released a report that…

Cacti: Using Cacti to monitor web page loading – Part 3

Welcome to Part 3 on using Cacti for monitoring of web page loading time. In the previous 2 parts, I walked you through how to install a custom script which will query for the loading time of a web page (Part 1), and…

Cacti: Using Cacti to monitor web page loading – Part 2

In Part 1, I discussed about how to use Cacti, a great open-source monitoring tool, for the purpose of monitoring your webpages. More specifically, the time it takes for a webserver to receive the request to the point where the last byte is…

Cacti: Using Cacti to monitor web page loading – Part 1

In my current project, I’ve been looking into website performance and measuring how long it takes for webpages to be composed. Although there are plenty of tools both commercial and non-commercial which is available to do just that, they either cost too much…