Reading Excel files with PHP can be tricky, but fortunately there is a great library that makes this task a lot easier: PHPExcel. In the following article I will show you how to use it to convert the excel sheets into PHP arrays and use the data in PHP.
There is no doubt that one of the most tedious parts of the Android development is the Android emulator that comes in the Android SDK. Its extremely slow and buggy. Fortunately the guys at Genymobile came up with a nice and easy alternative to the stock Android emulator that is much faster and responsive.
Sometimes as developers we have to perform some simple sysadmin tasks, such as installing a basic
LEMP stack, basic securing of the server and so on. So what I decided to do is to just gather links to various helpful resources on how to setup Nginx + PHP 5.4 + MySQL + memcached on CentOS 6. I chose this installation since its the one I happen to use the most and I personally believe the optimal one. An alternative might be
Apache + mod_php + Varnish + memcached.
Recently I had the opportunity to work on a decent sized e-commerce project based on OpenCart. I haven’t used it before but I had heard its a very simple and easy to use. So the following is just a quick overview of all the fundamental flaws and issues with OpenCart and why you should NEVER use it as a platform of choice for your projects, unless you want constant headaches, ugly code and incredible amount of code repetition.