Great little article if you are interested in finding out when the last time a table in your mySQL database has been updated. This is ideal if you have forgotten to place an updated by or last updated column in your table.
I recently had to update a MySQL schema and import new data into the table. But before I could do that I needed to check that no one had updated the table during the last 7 days and no new data had been stored. As the table itself did not have any update field of itself the only other option was to look into the MySQL ‘information_schema’ database.
An interesting article written by Seth Godin about how the use of typography is essential for organizations going online in the future.
It probably started with HTML, and then Yahoo, of course. But eBay escalated the hatred and Google and Facebook have institutionalized it. To have lame typography, to avoid opportunities to speak not just with what you say, but how the letters look—this is part of the web’s engineering-first ethos.
Search engine optimization is the holy grail of any webmaster. It will undoubtedly make your hair fall out or even turn grey, and most of us are probably even doing things that we have heard through the grapevine as best practices, etc. TheNextWeb has posted an article that debunks several myths about SEO.
SEO. Just the mention of it will flood your Twitter stream with spam replies and start the “gurus” knocking at your inbox door. But really, SEO isn’t as big of a mystery as many would make it out to be. Oh sure, there are some hard and fast rules when it comes to the good versus the bad, but many of the important parts about SEO can simply be followed by writing good content.
You always hear the many comparisons when trying to describe the word “free” in relation to open source. ZDNet has posted a gallery of images to go along with 10 common misconceptions about Open Source. I even caught myself about to attach the word software to Open Source but as you will see, software is not the only open source medium.
I can remember when mentioning open-source software in a business context was unthinkable. Fortunately, times have changed. Indeed, open source is now often considered first but that dramatic progress has not entirely removed a number of misconceptions from users’ minds. So I thought it might be helpful to list a few of the things people still get completely wrong about open source.
If you are a software developer, chances are you deal with the question of which source code version control software to use. Subversion is widely used and has come to the forefront of anyone’s list.
Most teams that use Subversion quickly fall in love with it based on the simple fact that its easy to use, easy to administer, and easy to deploy. And it sure costs a lot less than some of those other enterprise solutions we used to know and love. This webinar takes a light-hearted view of why Subversion is so popular and why you too shouldn’t live without it!