Simon Willison’s Weblog


Monday, 24th March 2003

Useful mySQL articles

Paul DuBois, the author of the huge great MySQL Book I have sat on my bookshelf, has a whole bunch of useful MySQL articles published on his site.

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A PHP Installer

Wez Furlong is working on a generic PHP installation script. If he finds a nice solution to the safe_mode and open_basedir restrictions mentioned in his post this could be a hugely useful tool for the PHP community.

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The goodness of binary search

Tim Bray provides an in depth, practical explanation of the binary search algorithm with example code in Java. Great revision material for second year computer scientists like myself.

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Smart scripted URLs

Dan Kalowsky is realising the importance of using a smart scripting technique to generate “nice” URLs:

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