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A desktop application with Adobe AIR for scanning documents on Mac OS X

Even though we’re specialized in web development, we like new challenges.
One of our client asked if we could build a desktop application for sales agents. Agents need to scan images, also add several information using a form and submit the data when Internet connection is available. Even though it sounds easy, it can be a [...]

“Micro” Optimizations That Matter

Brandon Savage compiled a good summary of application performance tips. Definitely not the difference between using single and double quotes in your code: these are easy to implement and effective (=”micro”) methods to improve responsiveness of your code, like:

Caching
Eliminate Any Sort Of Logged Errors
Enable Output Buffering For Everything
Make Use Of A Content-Delivery Network
Determine What Data [...]

PHP memory_limit calculator for image resizing

Do you have some image resizing PHP code out in the wild? You’d better prepare yourself: your code may break anytime if you don’t pay attention to the memory limit settings of PHP. (God, it could already did!)
Take care of the plenty megapixel images and avoid trouble now!
How many memory do you really need? Find [...]

Smarty support in NetBeans || die()?

It seems that Sun is serious about providing PHP support in the NetBeans, a 10-years-old Java IDE.
However, besides many of the cool features already included there’s a showstopping shortage for many PHP devheads: NetBeans does not support the all-time favourite Smarty template library, which provides the foundations for zillions of web sites out in the [...]