Category Archives: Software Development

Same as it Ever Was: The History of HTML is a Conversation, Not a Spec

Developer Mark Pilgrim has posted a fascinating look at how the HTML img tag came into existence. The history Pilgrim digs up — mailing list conversations between the creators of the first web browsers like Marc Andreessen and the webs early pioneers like Tim Berners-Lee — show that far from being a carefully planned specification,… Read More »

Meet Go, Google’s New Programming Language

Google has released a brand-new programming language it hopes will solve some of the problems with existing languages such as Java and C++. The language is called Go, and it was released under an open source license Tuesday. Google is no stranger to the open source world. The company has released the underlying code for… Read More »

Solving PHP MySQL UTF-8 issues

Heres a list of actions you should do in order to get PHP + MySQL working with UTF-8: 1. Database: CREATE DATABASE db_name CHARACTER SET utf8 DEFAULT CHARACTER SET utf8 COLLATE utf8_general_ci DEFAULT COLLATE utf8_general_ci ; or if the database was already created: ALTER DATABASE db_name CHARACTER SET utf8 DEFAULT CHARACTER SET utf8 COLLATE utf8_general_ci… Read More »