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Some Useful REST Articles

Diving into REST is a bit like going into MVC: you think you can learn something about how it works by studying and following current implementations. Quickly you find how much the implementations differ from each other and how little they have in common. This is because the fundamentals are often forgotten by the implementers. […]

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PHP Backtrace on Errors and Warnings

It is sometimes useful to see back-traces of PHP execution whenever errors or warnings appear on a page. Often you would insert var_dump() statements to see what is happening and to narrow down the source of a problem (I know, not the ideal way to fix bugs, but it is a technique that is always […]

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CultureCode Hack – some project notes

I attended the CultureCode Hack run by CodeWorks on the 24/25 March 2012. I will blog about my personal experience at the event in good time. Or, when I can find some time. In the meantime I will offer some notes on the project that I worked on, specifically the technical aspects of it. The […]

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What is github?

I has asked today what github is, after bringing it up in discussion concerning files that have come out of CultureCode hack this weekend. I suspect this will not be the last time I’m asked, so thought it an ideal subject to post about. So here is a brief discussion for absolute beginners, hopefully with […]

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List crontabs (cron entries) for all linux users

We had a problem with Plesk, allowing a hacker to set up cron processes on our Linux server as various users. After cleaning a few up, I used this command to list the cron tables for all users:

It’s a handy command to keep in your toolbox. What it does, is take the first […]

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