Archive for May, 2010

May 31, 2010

Developing Facebook Applications: Top Practical Uses of PHP, Part-5

by Prashant Kumar Sharma

Developing Facebook Applications

You can integrate Facebook with your website using PHP. If you have developed Facebook applications using another language or you would like to get started with PHP, the Facebook developer’s wiki can

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May 30, 2010

Building an Online Community: Top Practical Uses of PHP, Part-4

by Prashant Kumar Sharma

Building an Online Community

Whether your website is about business, entertainment, or products and services, internet users need to feel connected to the product or message. For example, if you develop web applications, a forum where your customers can discuss issues might be a good idea. As a user, if I have a question

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May 29, 2010

Graphical User Interface: Top Practical Uses of PHP, Part-3

by Prashant Kumar Sharma

Graphical User Interface

For those of you who are up to the challenge, you can extend your PHP installation to create desktop applications. This one is a challenge because it requires some extensive knowledge of PHP

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May 28, 2010

Project Management Tools: Top Practical Uses of PHP, Part-2

by Prashant Kumar Sharma

Project Management Tools

For both freelancers and web development firms alike, project management is an important aspect of your business. Your clients need a resource to be able to check the progress of the work and give feedback. Ideally, with a good project management system in place, your clients will be thoroughly pleased with the result.

There are several excellent web-based project management tools

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May 27, 2010

E-Commerce: Top Practical Uses of PHP, part-1

by Prashant Kumar Sharma

E-Commerce

E-commerce is one of the major uses for PHP. From a small business level to an enterprise level, businesses are always looking to create additional streams of revenue online. If you know how to integrate existing e-commerce solutions or build your own from scratch, this gives you a distinct advantage with your clients.

Beginners

If you are new to PHP,

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May 27, 2010

‘Thirst for knowledge’ may be opium craving

by Prashant Kumar Sharma

The brain’s reward for getting a concept is a shot of natural opiates

Neuroscientists have proposed a simple explanation for the pleasure of grasping a new concept: The brain is getting its fix.

The “click” of comprehension triggers a biochemical cascade that rewards the brain with a shot of natural opium-like substances, said Irving Biederman of the University of Southern California. He presents his theory in an invited article in the latest issue of American Scientist.

“While you’re trying to understand a difficult theorem, it’s not fun,

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May 20, 2010

This Summer, Drink Up !

by Prashant Kumar Sharma

Whatever the season, keeping oneself hydrated is imperative. However, the chances of getting dehydrated are the most in the summer heat. One tends to lose around 2.5 litres of water simply by sweating, breathing and waste removal.

Along with water, you lose electrolytes and minerals such as sodium,

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May 19, 2010

Top 5 Ways to Change your Negative Vibes to Positive

by Prashant Kumar Sharma

In matters of communication, be it home, your workplace or office or in general, a lot of what we ‘give’ and ‘receive’ depends on our vibes, comprising of following:

  • body-language
  • facial expressions
  • speech tone
  • speech speed
  • eye contact

Here is a list of top 5 Ways to Change your Negative Vibes to Positive, and a guide for self-help to make the transition easily and effectively.

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May 12, 2010

Calculator-Bar: Firefox Addon, Simple Tool for Number Crunchers

by Prashant Kumar Sharma

Calculator-Bar Preview Image of Calculator-Bar is a Mozilla Firefox add-on which lets you open and make calculation on Calculator panel above the status bar of the browser. The power of this add-on lies in its simplicity and usefulness.

You can show and hide the calculator, just clicking on the nice little icon in the status bar,. I think it’s the best feature as it does not clutter the workspace when you don’t need it. It is operatable by the Num-Pad on the keyboard as well as buttons on the panel.

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May 11, 2010

Word Count Plus: Firefox Addon, Tool for Bloggers and Writers

by Prashant Kumar Sharma

Word Count PlusPreview Image of Word Count Plus shows you the number of currently selected words. You can choose to add that number to a counter, in which case you will also see a running total. A great Mozilla Firefox plug-in for article writers, bloggers, even useful when writing official e-mails.

Its icon sits unobtrusively in the status bar. To use, select some text on the page, then right-click and choose Count Words from the menu. The word count will show up in the status bar.

You can also choose

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