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About Siddy

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  1. AS a programmer, you are always on the lookout for that perfect IDE (Integrated Development Editor). The same has been the scenario with me. I remember when I started off, I was into core simple PHP and back then, all I had was notepad. Eventually migrated to notepad++ and then found NetBeans. But as I aged in the world of Programming, newer technologies came into existence - jQuery, CSS, BootStrap and what not. Even PHP migrated from being a Procedural language to an Object Oriented Language; not to mention the different variants like Smarty, CodeIgniter etc, Gone are the days when
  2. Practically, this depends on what kind of stuff you are into. Mostly when you create static websites (which are stale and considered history, today), you probably never use the Databases. But it doesn't end just there. I mean, sites based on CMS like OpenCart, WordPress and a whole bunch of others, do need some database. Agreed, on most of the cases you might never interact with Databases directly. However, once you start developing stuff known as Web Applications, you cannot escape the use of the Databases. I had been involved with many such projects in the past that did need an exhausti
  3. If you read the content of the discussion and not just the Headline, I never said NOT to study PHP. Practically, I know many who have no idea of programming in any language for that matter, but they are earning great monetarily by simply making use of the CMS that are available around. Today's drag and drop HTML features and those advanced Themes for the CMS makes living so much easier. Agreed, you cannot get into providing solutions to complex Web Applications without knowing in depth about the programming language you use, but then, how many of those technical guys get landed on su
  4. As a website consultant I have seen that many of my clients would wait for the last day when the opt in for renewing their Web Hosting Subscription. Despite the fact that many of these Web Hosting Providers have a Auto Renew kind of feature enabled, yet, it remains something which many of my clients do not prefer. They cite different reasons - Privacy, unease of sharing credit card information and even what if they close out or go rogue! - yeah, weird ones too come across! I, however, on the other hand, always recommend that you keep your hosting update with the payments to avoid the last
  5. Lets look at the practical scenario - Many of the coders or developers, today, that can actually have used SQL work on pre-built CMS - WordPress, Magento, Opencart or even anything that might have been developed by their organization. And these CMS Apps normally dont have a necessity to code the SQL instructions. Having said that, there are definitely some Custom PHP sites that would need complex SQL queries for their Databases - but practically, many of the coders who would use those Joins might not be here on the forum. I think the JOINs are best used in Apps where there is so
  6. Come to think of it. There are so many frameworks for PHP around. CodeIgniter has been around for years and so has Cake PHP. The new ones on the internet like Larvel have been doing great too. When you think to modify themes on CMS like WordPress or Opencart or even Magento, I find that there are so many functions already bundled into the CMS making the use of Core PHP codes almost negligible. Agreed, these all CMS have some PHP that they are built upon. All of this leads me to ask - if there is a scenario where you can learn some base PHP and migrate to one of these CMS or Fram
  7. Christmas is around. I have ordered my Arduino Uno from Amazon and am very excited already. I have plans to using it to control LEDs with Music and also write codes to get a Camera working at some point of time. My intention for the start is to attach a set of 50 LEDs with my Arduino Uno - write some code - they say to stick to C or Assembly - such that I can make these lights sync to some music. I was just wondering if anyone out here has been into IoT or even some hobby projects using Arduino.
  8. Hell. I had been searching for this every place I knew. And I find this here on my very first day. Lucky Me!!! Many of my clients have always this issue. Mostly been using those caching plugins and as such, almost every time you alter some CSS Styles, you definitely need to manually clear the server caches. And then, when you view, the browser cache does not clear up unless you do this manually. My problem - I always have at least 15 tabs on my browser where I am logged in and clearing the cache right now... well, it is a dreadful thought for sure. I am thankful to you @Nathan for me
  9. Hello All. The Boring Stuff first - I have been a Jack of All Trades in the world of coding and more specifically, I have been working as a Website Consultant over the past few years. My roles typically include consulting and providing options to clients that they can have when they are planning a new website - not much of coding though. But prior to that I did several years on HTML, CSS, PHP and MySQL. My career span has been more than 20 years and during this I have done Teaching, Mentoring, Software Development (C, Visual Basic). The Better Stuff - I have joined this fo
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