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Example of a Basic MSSQL Query using PHP
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An example of a basic MSSQL (Microsoft SQL Server/SQL Server Express) query using PHP.

$szQry = "SELECT column1, column2 FROM foo";
$szDBConn = mssql_connect("host","username","password");
mssql_select_db("database_name", $szDBConn);
$saResults = mssql_query($szQry, $szDBConn);
while($obResults = mssql_fetch_row($saResults))
   echo $obResults[0]." ".$obResults[1];

Comments/description of Example

Line #1 SQL statement that will be sent to the MySQL database server. Line #2 MSSQL database login credentilas; host (, username and password. The “host” is the server name or IP address of your database server. If your host has multiple  [Read more...]
The Ultimate Programming Language - LOLCODE
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If you are a programmer, you, by definition, belong to the elite [awesome] human breed called geeks. If you know how to code in Python or Ruby, you might even think you’re pretty hot shit. But none of that compares in hotshitness to what you are about to learn.

Allow me to introduce LOLCODE – perhaps the most serious and, for some, cryptic, programming language. It is Turing-complete and uses an advanced compiler called Brainfuck (I’m still totally serious, and by the way if you’ve never heard of

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PHP Free Chat - Joining Chat Email Notification
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I recently upgraded an install of PHP Free Chat to that latest version of 1.0 Final. However it was still lacking a feature to notify individual(s) that someone has joined the chat if they were not already in the chat application to begin with. I came across a posting explaining how to achieve this in PHP Free Chat at PHP Free Chat Forum. After a little reading and discussion I was able to implement the feature.

Here’s my modified version for the solution based on the forum posting. The pfcmail() function can be made to be way more versatile for any use, however for my use it was made to be simple and produce properly formated email messages.


  • Create a new PHP file called pfcmail.php with the following
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    AJAX Tutorial with Prototype
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    Here's the AJAX prototype example that I used in my AJAX presentation today.

    I wanted to give an example of a good use of AJAX, and at the same time keep it simple. So I thought a good example would be to build a zip code verifier. As soon as the person enters the zip code it makes a request to the server to see if the zip code is in the database, and returns the city and state.

    So the user first sees this:

    Once the zip code is entered, and the response received it looks like this:

    If the zip code is not found in the db:

    Ok, now lets build it...

    Download prototype, and a zip  [Read more...]

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