Web Development

How to create a social networking website in 5 minutes

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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 provide are same and restricted to a certain extent. 3 of the sites which I have developed so far, all have socialness as a base component. (Gtalkbots, Altertunes, IITG Alumni) […]

PHP

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

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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 bar?”. Read through if you have missed out on that. Here I will discuss in brief “How does PHP churns out the content requested on the webpage?” An Overview Here […]

PHP

What happens before you finally viewed this page?

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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 deep into the theory of how can I make a web server, I cleared many other concepts of mine, which finally leads to this post. “What happens before you finally […]

PHP

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

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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 – A PHP Framework – Part 2 If you are well equipped with the basics, read on Select Query: Lets start with the few basic example queries. Extract list of […]

XMPP

[email protected] – Online gaming enabled on Gtalk

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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. Play and score well. Your score will turn up on the Gtalkbots front page. They have kept this game open for the world i.e. one can play this game even […]