SQL Joins Simply Explained

As a part of my job I’m frequently “forced” to try to explain to junior (and sometimes senior) engineers how to write SQL queries (although I in no way claim that I’m a SQL Guru). What seems to need more explanation is how to use joins and I’ve found out that using simple diagrams helps the learning process. We are going to use the same method and accompany it with a simple example of two tables with two columns each. Read more…

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Your job is like your relationship

April 1st, 2012 No comments

So.. I was down on my thought the other day and came to a conclusion that a job is just like a relationship.. Let’s check some examples… Read more…

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How to ruin your software engineers

March 6th, 2012 No comments

Why am I writing this article? Well… recent developments in my company made me think that there is a need to state the obvious for us (call it software engineers, developers, programmers or whatever you want), the decisions made by the business department that can lead us into decay… Read more…

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Simple date badge

January 18th, 2012 No comments

On this article we’re going to see how to make a simple date badge for our site like the one you can see below

date badge

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Adding a Last.fm bio to your website

December 17th, 2011 9 comments

On this article we’re going to create a (simple) script in order to retrieve an artist bio from last.fm and create somehow visually pleasant style to present it to our site…


what we’re going to make

First of all, we need to go to the Last.fm site in order to obtain an API key. If you read the documentation you’ll see that our request can be made by using REST of XML-RPC requests. In this tutorial we’re going use the first way.

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Hello world!

September 25th, 2011 No comments

First post for this site…
Currently I’m just exploring the possibilities of wordpress…
Expect a custom theme whenever I find the time to create it…

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