Codeacademy.com releases PHP course

Codeacademy.com has just started releasing a PHP course to their track and progress based code learning system.

Right now only the Welcome to PHP! chapter is available, but more are listed and flagged as planned. Also a call for collaboration is included, since you can actually write the course.

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To This Day Project

The To This Day Project is a short film over a spoken word poem by SHANE KOYCZAN, which was realised by some great contributors who gave away 20 second segments in their style.

It describes both Shane’s story as also others, many victims of bullying or mobbing surely can relate to. It shows dramatically how much intense negative situations can traumatize any individual. It honestly moved me to tears.

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Increase in Not Found Errors in Google Webmaster Tools?

I got some notifications from the Google Webmaster Tools recently. Increasing numbers in both server and not found errors. Here is how I solved them.

How to get rid of Not Found Errors?

Either put the missing content back up or tell Google and any other service or visitor that it is gone for good. I’ve written an article on How to take a site offline through .htaccess, that’s what I used here. Continue reading “Increase in Not Found Errors in Google Webmaster Tools?”

Take site offline with .htaccess

To take down a website or part of one, you can just point search engine spiders to the 410 status code.

.htaccess makes it very easy to flag a link as offline or gone. It’s what we’ll use to tell either google or other search engine spiders that the content that once was there is not anymore and that it is our deliberate choice.

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Moonbot creates Golem through kickstarter

Golem looks like a promising game and not only is it aimed at Windows, MacOS and Linux, but also looks like they’re going to put a lot of effort into detail and story. Check out the video at their kickstarter project page, where they explain the project in detail.

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Best PHP MVC frameworks of 2013

Frameworks are making your life easier, since they take care of common tasks you without them would have to repeat for every project or even within projects.

I have assembled a small list of promising candidates for you, they may not be the most commonly used, but they teach best practices, principles like MVC and have communities and thereby helping hands on the internet.

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Latvian Anatomy Infographic

I know a couple of Latvians on facebook, both through my lady and also through my previous and current studies. I can’t remember how exactly I found this little facebook app, which is an interactive infographic about Latvian anatomy, but it’s both entertaining and takes on troublesome issues with a light and positive attitude. Continue reading “Latvian Anatomy Infographic”

Object / Class not available in WordPress Theme files

I began digging into WordPress Theme development on a more OOP based approach, when I noticed something odd about the availability of the object you get when you write your custom theme functions as a class in functions.php.

To be fair, it’s only odd because I’ve mainly been developing in other frameworks, which handle it after different conventions.
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