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Why programming projects take so long

Why programming projects take so long

July 6, 2007 by Katy Whitton

Perl isn’t a language I’vehad much to do with as it’s a bit complicated – plus I’ve never really had to use it for anything other than mail scripts. The following video shows why software projects take so long. Why this guy thought he could use voice recognition software to write code I don’t know. […] … Read More »

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Updated: Run mutiple websites on IIS

Updated: Run mutiple websites on IIS

July 3, 2007 by Katy Whitton

I’ve just found this brilliant little tool that lets you run multiple websites under IIS on Windows XP Pro, 2000 etc. As a developer I often need to run multiple sites and it’s a pain to have to shift the root path around this tool does it for you. Download IIS Admin from here Updated: […] … Read More »

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Brain Dump – Database Issues

Brain Dump – Database Issues

July 3, 2007 by Katy Whitton

[Warning…. Entering a slightly geeky zone] A couple of few things have cropped up in the past two days that have caused a fair bit of hair pulling and have such simple solutions it’s not true. I’m sure at some point I will need to remember this information so I hope you don’t mind that […] … Read More »

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97% of websites fail the disabled

97% of websites fail the disabled

June 12, 2006 by Katy Whitton

An article on the BBC website states a shocking statistic that 97% of website’s tested by website Accessibility Agency “Nomensa” are failing the disabled: In the UK, the websites looked at included Marks & Spencer, Lloyds TSB, British Airways and The Guardian. The BBC’s website was not included in the survey. The British Prime Minster’s […] … Read More »

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Inspire your readers – use motivating design

Inspire your readers – use motivating design

June 1, 2006 by Katy Whitton

The dictionary defines motivation as: To provide with an incentive; move to action; impel. When someone enters your website, it takes less than 1/20th of a second to decide whether or not they find your website visually appealing or not. This is quite a frightening statistic considering how long some websites take to load (to […] … Read More »

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Find the Last inserted Auto increment ID in MYSQL with ASP

Find the Last inserted Auto increment ID in MYSQL with ASP

May 12, 2005 by Katy Whitton

It’s taken me ages to find out how to do this (what turns out to be a) relatively simple operation. Here’s the problem. Table 1 has a user_id which is auto incremented by MYSQL. Table 2 has an auto incremented login_id but also requires the user_id. Here’s how we get one ID from one table […] … Read More »

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Week To Date in ASP

Week To Date in ASP

May 11, 2005 by Katy Whitton

I’ve been writing an application for work that requires me to display one weeks worth of data, starting on a Monday and ending on a Sunday. Below is the code that will find the first Monday and subsequent days dates. This code would be useful for a calendar system, time-tracking application, project management etc. <%‘** […] … Read More »

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W3C Launch RSS/Atom Feed Validator

W3C Launch RSS/Atom Feed Validator

May 11, 2005 by Katy Whitton

The World Wide Web Consortium has launched their own RSS/Atom Feed validator. It can be found at http://validator.w3.org/feed/ so now excuses for bad feed! Although I have to say ‘though mine works it doesn’t validate properly… hmmm … Read More »

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MS Visual Studio Express For Free

MS Visual Studio Express For Free

May 11, 2005 by Katy Whitton

Firstly, Microsoft have announced that they are giving away software. Yes, you heard me! Microsoft is giving something away for nothing!   For aspiring developers or people who like to tinker they are providing free downloads of their Visual Studio Express editions for free until November 2006. Editions available are: Visual Web Developer 2005 Express […] … Read More »

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