Category Archives: PHP Scripts

Django 1.2 Alpha Offers Multiple Database Support, Improved Security Features

Django, the popular web development framework written in Python, has released the first alpha for its much-anticipated new version, Django 1.2. Among the new features coming in Django 1.2 are support for multiple databases — a key feature for larger websites running Django — improved security features and a messaging framework that works much like… Read More »

Manage Transactions in MySQL

In this tell-all tutorial, Jay Greenspan, author of MySQL Weekend Crash Course and co-author ofMySQL/PHP Database Applications, starts with a tour of the basics: He answers the age-old Q: “What’s the big deal with Transactions?”; investigates the four properties that a database must have to be considered transaction-capable; takes a closer look at locking mechanisms;… Read More »

First Firefox OS Developer Phones Sell Out

The first Firefox OS-powered mobile devices, manufactured by the Spanish company Geeksphone, went on sale today. Unfortunately for anyone hoping to get their hands on some hardware explicitly designed for Firefox OS, the phones have apparently already sold out. For the average user that’s probably a good thing. Despite being a 1.0 release on real… Read More »

The Two Flavors of a ‘One Web’ Approach: Responsive vs. Adaptive

You’ve probably heard people say we’re living in a “post-PC world.” What does that mean for web developers? It means that 30% to 50% of your website’s traffic now comes from mobile devices. It means that soon, desktop and laptop users will be in a minority on the web. How do we deal with this… Read More »