Monday, December 31st, 2007
As a blogger, one of the most rewarding things you can do is look back over your body of work at the end of a year to see what you’ve accomplished. I’ve spent the last week perusing the archives and I am very pleased with what Search-This was able to offer up in 2007. In case you missed anything, here are just some of the great posts from 2007. Enjoy!
Let us know if there is something you would like to have us blog about in 2008. Or who you would like to see interviewed in a Random Bits Podcast. And Thanks for making 2007 a wonderful year.
Thursday, December 27th, 2007
In this second installment of the Developer’s Toolbox, I’ll be sharing with you another of my favorite tools that saves me a lot of time and energy: phpMyAdmin. As comfortable as I am doing things from the command line, there are certain tasks in MySQL that are quite tedious to do by hand. Having a user interface to use makes these tasks much easier and quicker to complete.
If MySQL is not your DB of choice, there are other applications out there for interfacing the various other database platforms (such as phpMyAdmin’s relative for PostgreSQL, phpPgAdmin), but MySQL is the most widely used and phpMyAdmin is often included or offered as a part of many basic hosting plans.
As of this writing, 2.11.3 is the most current version of phpMyAdmin. It can be downloaded at the main phpMyAdmin download page. Please follow the installation instructions found in the phpMyAdmin documentation. I’m going to show you how to use phpMyAdmin to create a new database, create tables, insert records, backup your data, and import data into your database. There are many, many other things you can do with this wonderful application, but I’ll keep it simple.
Monday, December 24th, 2007
Each year Oprah does a “favorite things” show where she shares with the audience some of her favorite things of the year. It’s the loudest, most insane crowd Oprah gets each year. I’m looking for that same reaction here
These are some of my favorite things of 2007. Keep in mind I have an 18 month old so I don’t get out much. And yes I live a simple life (some may say pathetic) but good coffee and a burger are things I really do enjoy…
So, without further adieu:
Wednesday, December 19th, 2007
In this article we are going to re-visit a technique we first learned in the Star Matrix Pre-loaded article, except that this time we are going to use it to produce a navigation menu. Before we start it may be worth it to become familiar with the menu we are going to make; you can see a live version here.
Tuesday, December 18th, 2007
Nominate your favorite blogs for the Performancing Blog Awards 2007.
It would be nice to get Random Bits nominated for “The Best Blog Podcast” since Sara does such a fantastic job with it!
Perhaps Search-This could get nominated for “The Best Blogs You’ve Never Heard Of” too. Although that may be one you don’t want to win.
Anyways, get over there and vote people!!!
Official Categories For The 2007 Performancing Blog Awards:
- The Best Overall Blog
- The Most Influential Blogger
- The Best Blog Design
- The Best Blog Typography
- The Best Blog Name
- The Best New Blog
- The Best Blog Community
- The Most Improved Blog of 2007
- The Best Blogs You’ve Never Heard Of
- The Best Blog Podcast
- The Best Use of a Corporate Blog
- The Best Video Blog
- The Best Writing/Blogging Blog
- The Best Science/Technology Blog
- The Most Controversial Blog
- The Best SEO Blog
- The Best Celeb/Style Blog
- The Best Business/Money Blogs
- The Best Photo Blog
- The Best Sports Blog
- The Best Blog WebHost
- The Best Family and Parenting Blog
- The Best Political Blog
- The Best Food/Health Blog
- The Funniest Blog
- The Best Travel Blog
- The Best Education Blog