How to add a subscriber using MailChimps API with PHP

How to add a subscriber using MailChimps API v3.0 with PHP and CURL A quick step-by-step guide with PHP code Here was the problem, my greeting card website ( has a list of subscribers sitting in a MySQL database table. Whenever I wanted to use MailChimp to send the list of subscribers an email. I […]

List of free pomodoro apps to improve your productivity as a web developer

Looking for a pomodoro app, to help keep you on task and productive? Below is a list of different options for different OS’s Windows Tomighty is free and open source. Mac is free and open source. Android Pomodroido is a simple Android app to help you concentrate and be productive. Clockwork Tomato has a […]

Do you really need a custom e-commerce website developed for your small business?

The perfect custom e-commerce website for your business may be best left as a dream for now. Most small businesses don’t need a custom e-commerce website. When an off the shelf product will work. If your small business is tight on funds as most small businesses are. You don’t want to tie up your cash […]

Do you have enough time for a custom e-commerce website to be developed?

Time, money and patience is required for custom software development. Custom software development can really hurt, so do your research before committing to it. Developing a customer e-commerce website can be very time consuming. Do you really need to try and “re-invent the wheel”? The development process can also be annoying and irritating. More so […]

How to use CodeIgniter to prevent malicious SQL injections

Should you escape input when using CodeIgniters active record class? Do you need to worry about MySQL injection vulnerabilities when using CodeIgniter? Yes, yes you do. It is of course good security practice. To escape your data before submitting it into your database. CodeIgniter provides three helpful methods. Which are part of it’s database library […]

How to integrate a blog RSS feed into a PHP page

What comes first your wordpress blog or your website? You might have started with a free wordpress blog. Then later created a separate website or vice versa. Well whichever way round it is. You might have ended up with two disconnected websites. Now you want to reuse your blog content in your website. One […]

Help for avoiding undefined index notices

If you are just starting out with PHP, you may come across this message: Notice: Undefined index: username in C:\wamp\www\mysite\index.php on line 99 Even if you’ve been coding for years you can still get this message! You may be confused as to what an “Undefined index” is? Often seen when trying to access global server variables […]

How do you deal with stress as a web developer?

Life can be stressful enough, work as a web developer has it’s own unique stresses from dealing with users who don’t know what they are doing, managers who don’t know what they are managing and technology that never stands still. At times and some days at multiple times in the day the stress can feel […]

How to protect your PHP source code as a freelancing web developer

How to protect your PHP source code?  You might be worried about giving away your secret sauce  or having it reverse engineered. Another good reason for wanting to protect your code is delivering the code to a clients server / hosting before final payment has been made for the development of the code. I have […]