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Ibrahim Diallo

February 2014

The advantage of fixing all php warnings

The advantage of fixing all php warnings

It is a common practice for developers to silence errors when developing with PHP. Many times the @ operator is used to simply ignore errors and continue to work in case of failure.

I cheated!

I cheated!

I had a hard time following the school program. Sitting down, watching a teacher with no confidence talk about things that are supposed to be exciting was not my idea of learning a new skill. I once read somewhere that in the United States education system, the motto is No child left behind. Here I was sitting down in class feeling left behind. I came to school to learn the minimum to be propelled into a career where I will be able to grow and never have to worry about bills, grocery price, or rent. But the professor was talking about "Java or JavaScript", then gave us code to copy and paste into a dot HTML file. None of this made sense to me.

Small business startup

Small business startup

Starting a small business is hard. Just ask a small business owner, they will tell you how the economy is not in their favor or that it is hard to find good loyal employees. The cost of business is becoming ever more expensive. The owner of a small business is likely to have saved up some money for years, quit his job, then started a restaurant, hardware store, auto repair shop, grocery store, etc. Startups however are the hip new thing young people do. The stories from "founders" start with sleeping in a van for 3 months. Then against all odds, they make a big demo with scraped resources. Finally the jackpot when the round of funding arrives.

I love your work, send me your resume

I love your work, send me your resume

Every so often I get an email from a CEO, CTO, or someone running the show in a company. They see my blog, go through my stackoverflow, check some of my projects and they feel it is only natural to contact me. I am currently employed, but I am always open for the right offer.

Abstracting MySql results in PHP

Abstracting MySql results in PHP

If there is one thing a web server does everyday it iss connecting to the database. I have been using PHP for many years now, but if you ask me to write a script to fetch data from the database I couldn't do it without going back to the Ultimate PHP manual to find a few examples first.

JS Tip of the day

Magical JavaScript Live Collection

JavaScript live collection is a subject that is rarely talked about. Earlier I had written about a caveat when using them. It did help people but one of the pro…