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I thought to blog my experiences and give advice on creating web apps. I can’t explain each of the items below right now, but I guess it will be easy to understand them.

1. Plan,plan,plan. It doesn’t really hurt to plan anything.

2. Know when several people is more needed than a one-man-team in developing web applications. You will always need help in some areas. may it be testing, prototyping, budgeting,etc.

3. make documentation of all your progress, or at least make comments line-by-line so you would know why you coded it that way.

4. use an effective code control system, so you could have a history of your previous work and revert back the changes.

5. decide where it is convenient to use a popular PHP framework or just create your own.

There! I said almost everything. If you wish to add some more please put it on as a comment.


if you still remember that on my previous post, I was able to create a bootable ubuntu Hardy Heron on my usb flash drive. But, I just re-formatted my usb drive to experiment again on a different idea.

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That was last year, June, when I first went to Daniel’s blog and read this article about the feeling of boredom in programming. I blogged about it here in wordpress hosted blogsite.

There were 2 people who commented on my blog post. The first one was nakatawa. That is a friend of mine (we met in college) who lives now and work as a computer engineer in the United States . And the second was Daniel himself. He said that it was the programming in question if it is the right thing to do.

Once again this year, The feeling is killing me. This time, it feels more frightening, as it tells me to be afraid of the future. IT is more like dictating me what to do and I tend to feel to be in less control.


I thought that I update my readers regarding my personal cakephp project named “Learn The Web”. It’s actually a question and answer site, and the users earn points and gain levels and improve their profile according to the number of questions posted, answers to questions, and votes.

The tasks finished :

1. use of AuthComponent ($this->Auth->authorize = ‘actions’)
2. use of cakephp Themes (with that you can customize or create your own layout for the site.)

The web app online is not updated because I have sessions problem with the free host. (hey , it’s a free host!).

I found this article from six revisions and they enumerated several tools that would help you develop faster loading web pages.  Some of them are actually the first time I heard of, but they are really quite useful to me, though, others might not if they are more into linux than windows.

I thought I should share with my fellows this function I just created to get the first monday of the month using PHP.

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I just went to the ##php channel in to ask the great gurus about the opposite of ‘===’ .
Here is the excerpt of our discussion:

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