Tools of trade

Getting Started With Embedded systems

I feel little bit saturate from PHP/MySQL and web development I start to explore embedded systems. So I’ll take break from web projects and dedicate some of my time to embedded systems. I’ll focused on AVR microprocessors by ATMEL. So all of my projects will use this mcu-s. To get familiar with this processors take look this page. I’ll in most of my projects ATmega processors family.


How to use CURL in XAMPP

I receive many e-mails from my readers regarding my PHP & MySQL Development environment and xDebug on XAMPP most of those readers have trouble with running CURL on their XAMPP, also i find that over web have lots of explanations and How To-s for this issues some are good some are to way complicated so i decide to explain in brief what is and what is simple to do.


Install xDebug in XAMPP

Like i promised in my previous post here is tutorial how to install xDebug on XAMPP. But first i hope that you have working version of XAMPP on your computer. So let’s start …

First you will need xDebug, you can download this from this site. Choose package what you need and which is compatible with your PHP version – THAT IS IMPORTANT. For example if you have PHP version 5.1.1 you will need xDebug for 5.1.1.


PHP & MySQL development enviroment

If you are PHP/MySQL developer like me ( as you maybe know I’m freelancer ) you will need some environment for developing your web applications for you and/or your clients. Also in other case if you blog enthusiast or simple you want to try some PHP script before you go on your live webserver this is mostly recommended solution for you. So let’s start from beginning. Here is ….


Cool Google Tricks

Trick #1 — Searching in a Range

So, you are searching for Sexy Singles between the age of 18 and 25 or looking for a cake which weighs between 100 and 200 pounds? Google has a way which lets you specify the range you want to find results in.
The trick is to use “..” — double dots — between the range. For example, Cake 100..200 pound or Sexy Singles 18..25 years.
I don’t really want to give the exact query I used to test this trick — I am sure some of you are reading it from work — but don’t forget to specify the unit. Google is smart but not “THAT” smart.