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Yii – Formatting dates in grid view with pagination off

Posted by on Jun 12, 2013 in Programming | 0 comments

It doesn’t seem possible to format dates using the I18N extension in a grid view when the search method behind it has pagination disabled. I don’t know why. When both are present, the view is not rendered correctly, i.e. the gridview simply does not display. Remove one or the other and the grid view displays fine. public function search() { //...

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MySQL vs PostgreSQL

Posted by on Jun 12, 2013 in Programming | 0 comments

While deciding on the database platform to use for a recent project, I noted a couple of major differences between two major players. Below are some notes I made while comparing┬áMySQL with PostgreSQL. NOTE: I’m coming from an Oracle background, hence the reference/fall-back to the Oracle ways. Please don’t hold that against me. MySQL There is...

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What’s the best PHP framework to use

What’s the best PHP framework to use

Posted by on May 12, 2013 in Programming | 0 comments

If you are looking to develop a web application using PHP, then it makes sense to consider using an established PHP framework. Why? Well, why re-invent the wheel? Frameworks come pre-built with basic tasks ready to be called. There is no need to write the code. Simply learn the API and tap into an existing code base to speed up your development. But what...

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Web Development

Web Development

Posted by on Apr 2, 2013 in Featured, Programming | 0 comments

The funny thing about working in IT is everyone has a computer that needs fixing or a website that they want built. My tertiary and initial industry experience had nothing to do with anything web related. It was quite the opposite actual. It was purely desktop application focused. But I was intrigued with what developers were doing on the Internet and I...

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