This blog is for self starters hunting for solutions to particular website development tasks and problems.
Although 20 years of my career was spent in IT and Computer Audit most of it was pre internet. Until I started working on my web-sites I had no practical experience of scripting in PHP, ASP, Perl, Jquery etc using XML or even styling with CSS. I learnt by trial and error or by scouring the internet for solutions, so I guess I am a jack of all trades, master of none.
I found many useful one man/woman tech blogs with solutions for my problems; and thought it would be fun to produce my own. It mostly covers issues where I found it find answers online and had to come up with my own solution.
I started work (pre PC and rise of Unix) on an IBM 370 mainframe where programs were read from punch cards and you had to calculate your file locations on disk. My favourite Operating System was Pick with its bult in multivalue database (superior and more flexible than SQL based RDbs) twenty years on and multivalue db’s seem to be flavour of the month. My work in IT also included 10 years as a Computer Auditor.
Good luck with your site.