PHP Extensions – How and Why?

In this short post we will quickly see: How to write PHP extensions? Why to write PHP extensions? However before you could understand what we are going to disucss, I will recommend you to read one of  my previous post How does PHP echo’s a “Hello World”? – Behind the scene . In this post I discussed in brief the backend architecture of PHP. Assuming you have read the previous …

Internship in Swiss : Part 1

One thing which every IITGian starts dreaming about after getting into IIT is a foreign trip in 3rd year. With a strong record being maintained by pass out seniors, every junior have this strong belief “I will get an intern in Europe” However in past few years the scenario has changed. Students no longer limit their mail spams only to europe. Australia, Brazil, South Africa have emerged as new favorites …

Life in Bangalore after IIT Guwahati

Bangalore, Bangalore, Bangalore !!! This was what everyone wished for in their final year at IIT Guwahati. Everyone wanted to get a job in one of the multinational firms in Bangalore and like everyone else, this was what I longed for and got too! After a long wait for my joining letter,  I was finally asked to join my present employer on 21st June, 2007 and if I can recall …

Me, Music and Guitar : How it all started : Part 1

A things I can’t live without, apart from my parents, love and friends will be guitar and music that will make to the list. But I was never a born musician. There were friends of mine (Amit Chandra aka Candy and Navneet Singh aka Noni) from school days who used to play old country stuff along with Lucky Ali and K.K. but I was always a part of audience then. …

How to integrate Google Friend Connect – In Pictures

I am probably one of the luckiest (if this is the case) to have got google friend connect invitation a couple of minutes back. And it really took me a few minutes (< 10) to setup Google Friend connect on Gtalkbots. In Pictures: http://google.com/friendconnect Try out, if it clicks for your and others, you might get loads of traffic.

How to create a social networking website in 5 minutes

Hello Friends, Social media is the way to go now-a-days. After Orkut, Facebook and My Space we saw hundreds of social networking site making their mark in the market. However now a days socialness is not only restricted to social networking sites. Now every company wants to include some amount of socialness into their website, product or whatever it is. However the features which any of the social networking site …

How does PHP echo’s a “Hello World”? – Behind the scene

Have you ever wondered how PHP echo’s a “Hello World” for you on the browser? Even I didn’t until I read about the PHP internals and extensions. I thought may be a few out there will be interested in exploring the other side of PHP, so here we go. In my last post I discussed in brief “How your browser reaches to my server when you type http://abhinavsingh.com in address …

What happens before you finally viewed this page?

Since past 1 week or so I am trying to make a small tiny light weight web server of my own, and for the same I have been referring to dozens of papers, websites, people and what not. I still haven’t finished making one, I am still toggling between Java and Python, since both seems to satisfy my needs and unfortunately I am master in none. While I was digging …

Symfony model layer tips and tricks – A PHP Framework – Part 3

I had a tough time searching for examples over the net for all kind of symfony queries. Though symfony is well documented here, I didn’t find enough examples there. If you have landed up on this post straight and are new to symfony, you may want to first read previous posts: Getting started with Symfony – A PHP Framework – Part 1 How to build a login-registration system using Symfony …

[email protected] – Online gaming enabled on Gtalk

Anagram, many of you might be familiar with it or even played many a times back in school and colleges. Its a simple text based game, where you are given a jumbled word and you need to re-arrange it. E.g. You will be given huldos and you need to quickly identify that as should. So getting bored back in college or office, add [email protected] and type anagram to start gaming. …