Wednesday Jan 23, 2013

Do You Have a Problem? Use NetBeans PHP Users Community!

Hi all! Today we would like to show you one of channels, where you can solve your problems which are somehow related to PHP and NetBeans. And what it is? It's NetBeans PHP Users mailing list and corresponding forum (they are synchronized).

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Friday Jan 07, 2011

Rewriting the Creating a CRUD Application with PHP tutorial cycle: help wanted!

I've been reworking the Creating a CRUD Application with PHP tutorials. The new version should be ready for 7.0 Beta 2 release. In the new version:

  • I replaced mysql functions with mysqli functions.
  • With the help of Christoper Jones, I've added OCI8 versions of the code for connecting to Oracle Database
  • I've fixed some old bugs and improved the tutorials overall.

In the course of this work, two things have come to my attention. These are two things that you can help with.

  • The title Creating a CRUD Application... is not very appealing.
  • The sample CSS used for Lesson 8 is terrible.

So first, can anyone suggest a new title? We have one suggestion already, internally: Creating a Database Application with PHP. But if anybody out there thinks of anything better, we will use it, and we will credit whoever first suggests the final title. I'll put up all suggestions in a blog post (keep it clean, people).

Second, I'm not really a CSS person. I could use some help with a better CSS. If anyone would like to submit a new CSS, please email it to me at, jeffrey dot rubinoff at oracle dot com. At the least, I'll credit the final submitter in the body of the tutorial. I'll also list all submitters here in a blog post.

The CSS and all images are available in the completed sample project, which you can download here. Feel free to submit a different set of images as well as a CSS, if you have some better ones lying around.

Please put any further suggestions for the tutorial in the comments. It would be nice to have a conversation about this. Those of you with access to our staging server can read the works in progress. And we can continue this conversation after the reworked tutorials are published.

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