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DocsLite for SQLite

You have so many passwords that you need a database to keep track of them. But what you don't need is the overhead usually associated with databases. You need SQLite--small, efficient and available for any operating system.

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Using Pandoc with DocBook

Pandoc is a utility created by John McFarlane used for converting between various document formats. This article shows how to convert different document formats to and from DocBook.

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The xmllint Shell

XML files are human-readable, text files so it is easy to search them from the command line using grep or from within a text editor. But if you want to do something a little more sophisticated-count the number of elements, for example-you'll need to take a different approach.

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mysqldump for Developers

Once you have created a database on your development server you will eventually need to copy it to a production environment. The best way to do this is to use the mysqldump program, one of the numerous programs that are part of the MySQL package.

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Getting Started with Nutch

Apache Nutch is a web crawler that is used in conjunction with Solr to index web pages. If you have the Solr server installed prior to installing Nutch, you can immediately pass the Nutch results to Solr.

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You've Got OpenWrt Logs

When I realized that I could programme the button on the face of my router I couldn't resist taking another look at OpenWrt. What to do with the button though? There's no point in making it a reboot button--you never have to reboot an OpenWrt router. Toggle the wi-fi? I don't think so. Instead, I decided to send the logs by email.

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These articles give technical insight into the way softcoded creates web sites. The subjects covered include use of databases, Cascading Style Sheets, modular development, search engine optimization and other relevant issues. Consistent web design principles are demonstrated throughout.

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articles - complete list

DocsLite for SQLite  (pdf)
Using Pandoc with DocBook  (pdf)
The xmllint Shell  (pdf)
mysqldump for Developers  (pdf)
Getting Started with Nutch  (pdf)
OpenWrt Logs  (pdf)
Installing Solr  (pdf)
Kobo EPUBs  (pdf)
The Compleat CouchDB  (pdf)
MariaDB Debian Packages  (pdf)
Installing MariaDB on Maverick Meerkat  (pdf)
PHP Subject/Observer  (pdf)
"Buy Now" Button  (pdf)
Using MySQL with PDO  (pdf)
OOP in PHP5  
Interview: Wez Furlong  
php|works Conference  
Programming PHP 2/e  
PHP is Hot  
Open Sources 2.0  
PHP Security  (pdf)
php | works 2005  
Open Source for the Enterprise  
Test Driving Linux  (pdf)
Firefox Hacks  
Using cURL  (pdf)
MySQL Queries  (pdf)
The CSS Cookbook  
Security & Paypal  (pdf)
Using PHP-Nuke  (pdf)
PHP 5  (pdf)
Error Class  (pdf)
An Access Front-End to MySQL  (pdf)
Upgrading Access  (pdf)
Web Design Using HTML-Kit Part 2  (pdf)
Web Design using HTML-Kit  (pdf)
Don't Get Spoofed  (pdf)
Java Help Files  (pdf)
Search Engine/Directory Submission  (pdf)
Using htmlArea  (pdf)
Rescue Me  (pdf)
Sustainable Web Design  (pdf)
Modular Web Design  (pdf)
Installing MySQLGraphic  (pdf)
Reduce Image Size  
Listeners in Java  (pdf)
E-Commerce with PHP and PayPal  (pdf)
Search Engine Friendly Web Design  (pdf)
Install & Customize phpBB  (pdf)
Lies, Damned Lies and SQL  (pdf)