PHPSimpl 0.8.6 Stability Release

It’s been a long time since I have updated PHPSimpl. It doesn’t mean changes have not been happening, it has just been at a comfortable place for me. Expanding it would mean committing myself to many more hours when other resources are already available. So for now I will continue to maintain the framework while adding stability and speed enhancements. I don’t have any new features in the queue.

A rundown of the complete changes include:

  • Updated example
  • Fixed an issue where the Insert() function does not work if there is a primary key that is not auto_increment
  • Fixed an issue with the radio form multi select to validate
  • Added a h() function to output right from the DB, it does htmlspecialchars(stripslashes($text))
  • Fixed the XML Output to include a “raw” parameter which only takes array options
  • Added the ability to send $options[‘fields’] to the DbTemplate->Save() function to only save certain fields in the DB
  • Updated the SetValues() to urldecode hidden form fields because they were not in the past
  • Fixed issue #58 where SetValue() time was stripping the seconds off
  • Made some changes to the regex for php5 latest
  • Made some changes to help with php5.3 deprecations
  • Fixed most of the Notices in PHPSimpl
  • Fixed the Email validation in the Mail() class. It now allows .’s and -‘s in the address
  • Now allow the ability to change the encoding of an Email when setting the Body(). Basically for base64 content
  • A few other minor bug fixes

This is a Recommended Update

Questions or Comments? Feel free to leave them in the PHPSimpl Group. There is always someone to help available. By the way we love feature requests, keep them coming.

Live review of higher education web sites #2

Working through technical issues, I changed my screen resolution to better match the HD requirements of some sites and I tried to buy a new mic at Target (We had gift certificates) but it totally sucked and didn’t work with my computer.

Anyways next episode and three new sites reviewed. Check them out and let me know what you think. Do you like the format? Is three sites too many? Not enough? I spend about 5 minutes on each site but it feels almost like I am rushing through a checklist of requirements for me to give it the thumbs up. I don’t want the show to become a checklist. Next episode I am going to try something new depending on your comments. So comment below or Twitter me.

I did not want to reveal the title for the new site till next episode but since it was taking waaay too long to re-encode the video without the title on it I thought what the heck why not let everyone know the name of the site. Enjoy.

Links from the video:

EDU Checkup

And… We have a title! EDU Checkup is the name of the show. The focus is to check out education web sites and so an impromptu review of the site from a prospective students view. Domain is currently pointing to my personal site but that is only temporary. I am feverishly working on the new site dedicated to EDU Checkup.

Live review of higher education web sites

In the last few posts I talked about my passion to critique higher education web sites via EduStyle.net. I decided to take it one step further and actually show you what I look for when reviewing these sites.

Again this is the first time I am doing this whole video thing, you actually get to see my mug. Kinda weird right? I was uncomfortable with it at first too.

Anyways here it goes, 15 minutes of fame, I might even do this again. Also I suggest you play the video in full screen to see the sites in greater detail.

Links from the video:

Flickr stats messed up today?

Logged into my Flickr stats today and noticed a HUGE spike in traffic. Weird thing is that no one photo was driving that spike. There is one photo that dominated the stats spike. It seems like a ton of photos just got 1-2 views each. Anyone else have this happen to them yesterday?

Flickr Stats Graph

Flickr Stats Detail