Generate PHP codes with PHP

Throughout my programming years, I observed similar trends in code structures and I felt that being able to generate them automatically will greatly reduce development time.

Although there are many code generation software on the web, coding one for your own usage can be simpler and more convenient, especially when you had written custom functions that your generated codes will utilize.

In this post, I shall discuss my recent experience in creating a PHP code generator for my own usage.

How to build a web based user interaction layer in C#

With the ubiquity of web browsers, it can be ideal for the user interaction layer of applications to be web based. The most common approaches to building web based applications is to write server side scripts running on web servers. However, these approaches require server programs to be present in the production environment.

What if you want the web server functionality to be contained in your C# program? In C#, there is a System.Net.HttpListener class which listens for HTTP requests from clients.

This post is part 1 of the sequel. In this post, I will introduce the HttpListener class and how we can use it to receive HTTP requests from clients in our C# program.

Downloading a file via HTTP post and HTTP get in C#

Previously, I had written two posts on how to upload files to a web server, one for the case when the size of the HTTP request is small, and the other for the case when the size of the HTTP request is large. How about the downloading of files from a web server? In this post, I shall discuss how to download files from a HTTP server via the System.Net.HttpWebRequest class.

100 things every designer needs to know about people

Although a 100 things seem a lot to read and learn, this 200 plus page book is definitely an easy read. “100 things every designer needs to know about people” contains nicely structured paragraphs and ample images to convey psychological concepts on human behaviour. In fact, this book itself is actually designed with these concepts in mind!

Managed to finish this book while commuting, waiting and putting myself out of programming loops for a while.

Shall post my thoughts about this book in this post. 🙂