Category Archives: Tutorials

Machine Learning for Beginners – Neural Networks

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I haven’t posted for a while now and have decided to break the silent period. It’s been quite interesting the past few years. I’ve been working on various projects and learned so much more in terms of software engineering, including team coordination and project management. I’m still active in web development, however I’m gradually moving […]

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Deploying to production via FTP using GIT hooks

In this post, we address a common development task of pushing to production. This tutorial assumes you are working on linux, use GIT for version control and are somewhat familiar with python. I’ve only recently started using python for scripting and I can say it’s very friendly for these kind of tasks. Also, I assume […]

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Developer’s guide to effective and maintainable internationalization – multiple language support in web applications

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An interesting problem I’ve encountered many times over the years is the multi-language website feature. Given a primary language of the website with its respective database, it is pretty tricky to come up with a good way of having multiple languages for the same website and making it easy to maintain. First, let’s consider we […]

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PHP CURL: Fetch Web Page Contents with Status Code

Basic implementation Copy-paste this function to get contents of a web served file / document from given URL. Note: CURL needs to be enabled on your system. function curl_get_contents( $url ) { $ch = curl_init($url); curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_URL, $url); curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_RETURNTRANSFER, true); $response = curl_exec($ch); $http_status = curl_getinfo($ch, CURLINFO_HTTP_CODE); curl_close($ch); return array($http_status,$response); } Usage example $url […]

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Cleaning up your code: Find All Source Files with “TO-DO” comments in Linux Shell

Keeping track of your TO-DO‘s is not always easy! Especially if your using mostly plaintext editors for coding your scripts and programs. It’s a good habit to clean up your source code every once in a while and do what you intended with the TODO remark in the first place. Most modern IDE’s have this […]

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Find all Executable Files in a Directory via Linux Shell

Today, we’ll show how to find files marked as executable (chmod +x) in a given directory of a linux system. Basic syntax find {directory} -type f -executable Common Examples Find all executables in current directory recursively: find . -type f -executable Find all executables in current directory while skipping subdirectories: find . -maxdepth 1 -type […]

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Creating HTML Links with Page Titles using Raw URLs in Linux Shell

Given a plain text list of URLs (for example links in your history) you want to create a list of HTML links which have the same title as the page’s document title. Offcourse, you want to do it with a script! Example input: Example output: <a target=”_blank” href=””> :: Top work at Web […]

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