One of PHP’s less known language constructs is list(), very useful for unpacking indexed arrays. Consider the following simple example denoting its usage: This clean, readable, scalable approach is great for processing data records, unpacking an SQL result row, etc. The only shortcoming, list() cannot be applied to an associative array.… Read the rest
Array unpacking in PHP
I just wanted to share this gem that I stumbled upon. If you’re looking to add a slideshow or image slider to your website, this Cycle plugin built on jQuery is a really painless way of going about it. Oh jQuery, you brilliantly dazzling library.… Read the rest
Website slideshow made easy with jQuery
From a spam-bot late last night: What a great web log. I spend hours on the net reading blogs, about tons of various subjects. I have to first of all give praise to whoever created your theme and second of all to you for writing what i can only describe as an fabulous article.… Read the rest
PJ Blog – it’s that good!
Clean Code: A Handbook of Agile Software Craftmanship Frustrated with your code? Wondering how on earth your own solution works? It doesn’t need to be so; reading code should and can be like reading a good story, its tale unfolding in vivid detail with each line.… Read the rest
Clean Code
Seven Languages in Seven Weeks: A Pragmatic Guide to Learning Programming Languages A great book that introduces the reader to several programming language paradigms. While it has received some criticism for not adequately covering any language in detail or with much formality, that was never the intent of the book.… Read the rest
Seven Languages in Seven Weeks
Happy Mother's Day moms!
Happy Mothers’ Day!
Did You Know? With modern technology it is possible to have a technician resolve computer problems and demonstrate useful tricks all without intruding the privacy of your home! Just Know Computers is a Florida based tech and web service company whose mission is to bring you service and commitment that no one else can.… Read the rest
Just Know Computers
RB Computing: credible advice, incredible service, and a diverse selection of quality PC hardware.… Read the rest
RB Computing
Wheeeen theeeeee moon hits your eye like a big pizza pie that's amore!
Super moon rises
Microsoft has recently launched Internet Explorer 9! And boy have they come a long way with their browser – you’ll find that IE9 is actually surprisingly capable. Try it out and see for yourself. In other news, PlanetJon has an Adam-approved RSS feed at long last, making the PlanetJon experience more convenient than ever before.… Read the rest
Internet Explorer 9 launches
What do these three things have in common? Not a whole lot outside the scope of my weekend. But let me tell you about it like you’ve never heard before. First up, the Merivale Fish Market, a locally owned casual eatery which puts their money into the food rather than the front.… Read the rest
Fish SVN and Hulk! (oh my)
LPs – the music of my early childhood, the CDs of the past. I discovered an LP to USB device stuffed away in the house and took it upon myself to archive all of dad’s LPs. Now it turns out that he has a few more than I recollected but that’s beside the point.… Read the rest
Donkey Kong – the epic find