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W3af Open Source App Vulnerability Testing Hits 1.0
The open source w3af project released a 1.0 stable version this week after five release candidates and months of development. W3af enables developers and security researchers to audit, discover and test Web applications for vulnerabilities. more...
Posted on: 21 Dec 2105
 
PHP Development Is Becoming Increasingly Popular
PHP simply refers to Hypertext Preprocessor and is becoming quite popular due to the wide nature of functions that it can be used for. Also, PHP development is relatively simple for newcomers to learn the basics. As well, more advanced programmers are also using PHP development because there is almost no limit to what can be done when it is used properly. more...
Posted on: 21 Dec 2015
 
Implement a Dynamic toString() using JavaBeans Introspection
In the Building a Better toString() Method tutorial, we learned about the importance of overriding the default toString() method in our Java classes. Using Java's powerful Reflection API, we were able to create a generic toString() that displayed an object's declared fields and their values. more...
Posted on: 11 Dec 2015
 
Speed Limiting File Downloads
It is common to have downloads on your website, and sometimes you want to moderate your downloads by speed, or possibly hide the directory that the download is coming from, protecting all your other files. This is very possible and very simple to solve in PHP. All you need is the header() function and some files function. more...
Posted on: 11 Dec 2015
 
10 PEAR Packages for Every PHP Developer's Toolbox
PHP easily ranks among the world's most popular programming languages, with the TIOBE Programming Community Index placing it second only to Java, C, and C++ in terms of global language adoption. Logically, a community of this size has an enormous amount of commercial interests at work, with companies like Microsoft, IBM, and Zend offering a host of products and services. more...
Posted on: 30 nov 2015
 
Creating and Installing Your Own URL Shortening Service
URL shortening services such as tinyurl.com, bit.ly, and poprl are very popular and have a wide array of uses across the Web. For instance, shortened URLs can be used in e-mail and forum postings. It's also advisable to use shortened URLs in newsletters as many spam filters sometimes interpret several, long URLs as spam. more...
Posted on: 30 nov 2015
 
W3af Open Source App Vulnerability Testing Hits 1.0
The open source w3af project released a 1.0 stable version this week after five release candidates and months of development. W3af enables developers and security researchers to audit, discover and test Web applications for vulnerabilities. more...
Posted on: 20 nov 2015
 
Web Developer Class: Cron and PHP
PHP is a powerful language by any standard, and it provides many tools that are very distinct and suited to specific tasks. Today we are going to look at the CRON TOOL - and more specifically how to use it. There are many cron tools to help with the scheduling of tasks, but as this article is developer oriented, we'll investigate from a command-line \ crontabs perspective. more...
Posted on: 20 nov 2015
 
Using PHP and Java in the Same App with PHP/Java Bridge
As you probably know, PHP 4 supported an extension for combining PHP with Java, but to combine PHP with Java in PHP 5 or PHP 6 you should install the PHP/Java Bridge, which the website describes as: more...
Posted on: 13 nov 2015
 
Create a Bi-directional Connection to a PHP Server using HTML5 WebSockets
Before HTML5 introduced WebSockets, you had to rely on specialized technologies like Java applets (remember those?!) or, more recently, Flash. I covered some of the challenges of working with WebSockets in this early stage of development in my Making HTML5 WebSockets Work article. more...
Posted on: 13 nov 2015