June 13th, 2015 § § permalink
Recently I was in need of some way to identity the script is running from command line or using apache server. Then I came to know about
The php_sapi_name method will return the type of interface. for command line it will return cli.
If the script is running with apache, it will return different values according to its Server API. when I tried to run my script with apache it returned apache2handler.
April 29th, 2015 § § permalink
Recently I was setting up a subdomain for a existing project, I needed to configure a different root route for the it. First I tried to do it with
htaccess but I failed. Then I found a solution after some googling.
'urlManager' => array(
'urlFormat' => 'path',
'showScriptName' => false,
'caseSensitive' => true,
'rules' => array(
'home' => 'site/index',
'http://about.site.dev/' => 'about/index',
This will result in two different
root route for
about.site.dev. I you know a better solution please let me know.
August 6th, 2013 § § permalink
We can add an element in the beginning of an array using array_unshift method. Its quite easy and handy, But did you know that array_unshift will reindex you array? Thats what I like to discuss over this blog post.
Lets take the above php array as sample. I intentionally missed the indexes 3 and 4 to show array_unshift method will reindex your array.
See the Fifth is moved to 3rd index? This will happen only when the indexes are numeric.
So the easy way to append an element in the beginning of an array without reindexing is using “+” operator on array.
Now the “Fifth” element is still on index 5.
Hope you will be careful when using array_unshift next time.
March 7th, 2012 § § permalink
The Official Codeigniter userguide have a well written document about how to write a migration in codeigniter. But It missed one, “How run/execute the migration?”. I am not sure whether I missed or codeigniter did. But at last I found my own way to execute the migration and it works fine for me. I am not sure whether this is right way.
I create a controller named “migration” and added a index action to it. The index action will accept a parameter, version number.
Then I invoke the migration via browser.
For Eg: If I need to migrate to version number 10,
I use http://localhost/index.php/migrate/index/10 in browser.
I appreciate, if you can share a better way to execute migration in codeigniter.
February 21st, 2012 § § permalink
A few months before I wrote an article on how to install phpunit on windows. Now when I tried to install phpunit on ubuntu I faced an error phpunit/PHPUnit requires PEAR Installer (version >= 1.9.4), installed version is 1.9.2 .
Here is the steps which I used to get rid of this error.
- Install php-pear
sudo apt-get install php-pear
- Update its own channel
sudo pear channel-update pear.php.net
- Upgrade pear
sudo pear upgrade-all
- Now install PHPunit
sudo pear install –alldeps pear.phpunit.de/PHPUnit
Now we can check whether installation is success by typing phpunit in terminal.
Yes. It worked.
February 3rd, 2012 § § permalink
I think most of you are fed up with checking each and every array index with isset function. Here is the simple way to avoid isset on array index. When I was a PHP newbie, I used to write code like this to avoid Notice : undefined index “blahblah”
In this case, we are helpless to predict which all index will be missing but we can use a better way which we can make sure that no array indexes will be missing.
Now we can assure that in
$data all the index are present. So we can avoid isset checking.
January 18th, 2012 § § permalink
The simplest way to check whether the php extension is loaded or not, is using extension_loaded function. This function will return TRUE if it is loaded else FALSE.
September 30th, 2011 § § permalink
Symfony command line helps us a lot to do the task easier and faster. One of the best example is configuring database in symfony. There are two ways you can configure database.
First method is give direct entry to database.yml. But I find the command line as easy and quick way to configure database in symfonny 1.4.
You can even easily specify the environment in which the database configuration belongs to. The command will write the the database configuration into database.yml.
August 18th, 2011 § § permalink
Have you tried isset function on doctine object from template? Something like this?
If you tried this you will know that isset will return only false. Because the Doctrine Object is wrapped with sfOutputEscaperObjectDecorator. So if you like to check the presence of a property then you should use something like this.
July 16th, 2011 § § permalink
Update 2012-01-17 : I just updated the code to send sms. Now you guys don’t worry abt the action param, since the class itself handle it for everyone. I recommend you to disable the warnings, else you will receive lots due to imperfect html provided by way2sms.
Update 2012-01-16 : If you are still not receiving SMS while using the updated code from github, you should probably need to do one more change in code. As I mention in this blog the the parameter Action=abfghst5654g is unique for each user. So you need to find the value of action for your login. You can easily find it by following these steps
- Go to way2sms.com and login with your credentials.
- GoTo send SMS page.
- Inspect webpage with firebug(Firefox) or Developer tools (Chrome).
I will update here, once I update the code to find the value of action for each user.
Thanks Anooj, for notifying this.
1 year before I updated the Ashwin anand’s php code for sending sms from php. later many of them reported that my code too is not work. So now i again updating it and hosting it in Github. You are free to review, fork and edit it. You can download it from github repo.
The change I made from older version is
in classSms.php, line no. 94.
There I updated Action=abfghst5654g after checking in way2sms.com with firebug.Its a hidden field in the home page.