Author Archives: Lalit

Array2XML: convert PHP Array to XML (with attributes and CDATA)

Array2XML is a class to convert an array in PHP to XML. It allows you to parse a multidimensional array into XML including attributes unlike other scripts available on the internet. It returns the XML in form of DOMDocument object … more

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Dish TV Password Menance

I got a new Dish TV HD connection. Watching Live Cricket in HD is a very amazing experience. I tried to create a new online account to manage subscription etc. Immediately after signup (choosing a new password at the time … more

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Talk: Facebook Platform Best Practices

My talk at Facebook Developer Garage at Bangalore on 10th Oct 2010. The talk was about how to make your application grow viraly on Facebook and few best practices to retain your users.

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Ternary nuances in PHP

Yesterday while working on one of my projects, I came across a weird scenario: a very simple statement written in PHP was not behaving the way it should. Below is the simplified version of the code I was working with: … more

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Vacation Relaxation?

exactly how I feel

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If you don’t give a damn or you don’t understand…

You can cry all you want but your cry wont get you no where; You can run all you want but your mind wont get you no where; You can scream all you want but your scream wont get you … more

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Getting most out of Amazon S3

Amazon S3 is a very useful service. S3, according to the official Amazon Web Services website is Amazon S3 is storage for the Internet. It is designed to make web-scale computing easier for developers. Its a no frills service and … more

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Powerpoint / Slideshow Karaoke

Last year while I was at SlideShare.net, me and my friends were thinking of some cool ways to use our API. At the same time we were checking out emails from our users about how they are using sideshows in … more

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Water water everywhere!

You might have heard about the recent Floods in Orissa. Its a unfortunate event for Orissa and its people. Its one of the most worst flood to hit Orissa ever. It has already displaced 5 lakh people and relief operations … more

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"Excellence" is a drive from inside

Excellence and perfection are so relative terms that its very difficult to explain or describe your thoughts about them to a second person. Even if you try your best to explain, often you fail to produce the same spark that … more

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