Date and Time in PHP 5 and MySQL 5

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Time for a little technical post.

Date and time manipulation are one of the most common components in web applications. This is true for a few reasons:

  1. Web applications can have users coming from anywhere around the globe, under many different timezones.
  2. Chances are that you receive date and time …
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Impresario Public Release

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It's been decided. Impresario is scheduled for public release on June 1st. Among other cool new features, it will feature a setup wizard to facilitate deployment. I hope everybody will enjoy the release.

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Impresario is not dead!

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From the reactions we gathered at the capstone demo, it appears that many people like our product. Now here is a great news for those of you interested: the development of Impresario is entering phase 2! That's right, even though we have already handed in the product for evaluation, we …

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How to properly embed Macromedia Flash objects

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If any of you has been visiting this blog through Mozilla with the Tidy-based HTML validator extension, you may notice that the page now validates perfectly with no error and no warning at all, instead of having 1 warning like before. The problem had to do with the Flash movie …

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The Horrors of Adopting Standards

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Note: In order to not waste your time, I have decided to present the morals of the story before the actual story.

Morals of the story

  • Do the simplest thing that works;
  • Adopting a standard is not necessarily the simplest thing that works, depending on how you do it;
  • Look …
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