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  1. I have a deep interest in philosophy, rational thinking, science, and topics of that nature. I've spent many a day in deep thought on such issues. To me it is more than a hobby though. More of a way of a life. I also have an interest in programming obviously.
  2. I'm having a hard time figuring out the logic for creating a private messaging system that allows for more than 2 participants. What kind of database setup could I use to do this? I don't want to have a table with field for "user1", "user2", "user3", etc. because it strikes me as terribly inefficient and just messed up. How can I store the users of a conversation? Maybe have a table for conversations, messages, and participants? Then all the users inside the participants table that are filed under the specific conversation ID are allowed to access? Would there be a way to do it wit
  3. Hi folks! I'm a young dude with an interest in technology and programming so this looks like an excellent site to suite my interests. Looking forward to some good discussions and information sharing.
  4. If you want to learn web design the four key languages are HTML, CSS, PHP, and Javascript. You will also want to learn a bit about MySQL and how to work with it using PHP. Start with HTML and CSS. Learn to do the designing. Once you have that down start learning JS and PHP. Javascript is used primarily to manipulate HTML and CSS dynamically. You can use it to change an element's color by clicking a button or creating a live chat box. But you need to learn how to create with HTML and CSS before you start learning how to manipulate it via user input with JS. PHP is used for security, server side
  5. There's not really a specific advantage of doing it this way vs using jQuery. It's the original way I learned it though so I tend to use it a lot since it's what I'm used to. It's also good just see exactly what's really going on when you use jQuery. A behind the scenes if you will. It's also good to know in case you don't have access to jQuery for some reason.
  6. Haven't heard of phpstorm before. I'll have to check it out. Is there any reason in particular that you like using it?
  7. This tutorial will give a basic overview of how to retrieve information from a MySQL database. Let's say you have a database table entitled "users". This table has five fields: 1. ID 2. Username 3. Email 4. Password 5. Gender There is an entry in this table with the following values: 1. 1 2. Johnson 3. john_d@gmail.com 4. df6dd8d8f7df8dd8f7d8f7d8fdf7df6d (encrypted password) 5. Male Let's further suggest that you wish to retrieve this user and his information from the database to use it in some way (maybe display on his profile or send him an email). This is
  8. This is a basic tutorial on how to retrieve information from a php parser using Ajax without jQuery. This is very useful when you wish to check if a user exists, check for live chat messages, etc. Javascript <script> function send(){ var hr = new XMLHttpRequest(); //this variable represents your ajax request var url = "parser.php"; //the url to your php parser hr.open("POST", url, true); //initiate the ajax request hr.setRequestHeader("Content-type", "application/x-www-form-urlencoded"); //set the request header hr.onreadystatechange = function(){ if(hr.readyState == 4 &&a
  9. Most of my experience is in web programming so I'm pretty good with html, css, php, & javascript. I'm currently learning C# at the moment though. I really like this language. Very powerful.
  10. When it comes to web design Notepad++ is the best code editor out there in my opinion. The formatting, auto-correct, etc. are great. Some editors overdo the auto-formatting and try to predict your every move which can be quite annoying. Notepad++ is perfect though.
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