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Debugging PHP in browser’s Javascript console

Many times I was thinking that it would be nice to debug all my scripts in only one place. And then it occurred to me. Is it possible to use FireBug’s console to debug PHP? Here is a quick tip on how you can make your life easier and do it yourself.

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PHP Security – using salt to improve password protection

Passwords that your users enter to log in to your site are the most attacked piece of code traveling through the internet. Using brute force or dictionary attacks, hackers today can break some passwords, even if they are hashed using md5. Here is a quick tip on how to make hacker’s life bitter.

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Top 5 online CSS sprite generators

CSS sprites are great to increase the speed of the web site by decreasing number of requests it takes to download all of the graphics needed for it. Sometimes, it is not an easy task to make sprites, or write proper CSS code for using them. So I gathered a small list of 5 top online CSS sprites generators.

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How to install Memcached on Windows machine

Many of us use Windows machines for development. Sometimes it is hard to test some cool Linux stuff like Memcached on Windows and I am often too lazy to install some virtual machines. So I googled for a while and installed Memcached on Windows. Here is how you can do it too.

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PHP basics – Forms

Today I am going to cover forms in PHP. Forms are basic thing when you need to post some information to your application in order to save it to database, email it or print it. I am going to show how to pass information through form to another page and how to do it using AJAX, so your page does not need to refresh.

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PHP security tips

PHP is the most used programming language on the web today. This fact is actually scary when it comes to PHP security as many hackers have a large collection to pick their victims. So, let me give you a few tips on how to secure PHP web site or application.

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9 interesting web sites in Croatia

My country, Croatia, is small, but has many beautiful and interesting web sites. This is an overview of 9 of them. If someone is not on the list, you are welcome to add suggestions in comments, so I can add the sites in some future articles.