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    Before You Post....Read the FAQ

    Programming and Web Development FAQ, v0.1

    Contents:
    1 Introduction
    2 General Info
    3 Tutorials and General Reference
    4 Free Scripts
    5 Official Documentation
    6 Tools and Utilities
    7 Misc Reference

    1 Introduction

    1.1 Identification
    This is version 0.1 of the Programming and Web Development FAQ, dated 2005 Feb 18. See Appendix A for modification history.

    1.2 Purpose
    The following is an attempt to provide some basic guidance for the topics typically covered in the Programming and Web Development forum. While those who frequent this forum are always eager to help, sometimes they're busy and can't respond as quickly as you'd like. Also, often times your question can be answered with a quick internet search or search of this very forum. Anyway, please read through this quickly before you post --- maybe your question is answered here already.

    1.3 Modifying This Document
    1.3.1 General Instructions
    Proposed modifications should be e-mailed or private-messaged (PM'd) to one of the "FAQ Managers" noted below. This will prevent everyone from adding a link and reposting, resulting in a million versions of the FAQ.

    The FAQ Manager, in turn, has the responsibility of updating the document. This involves adding/correcting material, updating the revision history in Appendix A, reposting, and notifying a Moderator that the new version should be stickied.

    At least, that's the plan. We'll see how it goes...

    1.3.2 FAQ Managers
    FAQ Managers must be current Forum members. At this particular version of the FAQ, the FAQ Managers are:
    2 General Info
    2.1 Search First!
    Google is your best friend. More often than not a quick internet search regarding your question will turn up some useful info.

    Also, searching Sysopt.com for your question is a good idea.

    2.2 Posting Code
    If you have a specific question regarding a snippet of code your wrote or found, please post the code along with your question. If you have a lengthy snippet of code, feel free to attach it as a text file. Otherwise include it in the post and use the PHP or Code vB tags to preserve code formatting. If your compiler generated an error, or you're asking about a run-time error, please provide the error code and description if possible.

    3 Tutorials and General Reference

    3.1 Programming

    3.1.1 ASP
    ASP Tutorials (Google Listing)
    DevGuru

    3.1.2 JavaScript
    JavaScript Tutorials (Google Listing)
    WebMonkey
    DevGuru

    3.1.3 Perl
    Perl Tutorials (Google Listing)
    WebMonkey

    3.1.4 PHP
    PHP Tutorials (Google Listing)
    Official Tutorial (php.net)
    W3Schools
    WebMonkey

    3.1.5 Java
    Java Tutorials (Google Listing)
    Official Tutorial
    Official UI Swing Tutorial

    3.1.6 VBScript
    VBScript Tutorials (Google Listing)
    DevGuru

    3.2 Applications

    3.2.1 Apache HTTP Server
    Aapache Tutorials (Google Listing)

    3.2.2 MySQL
    MySQL Tutorials (Google Listing)
    Official Tutorial (MySQL.com)

    3.3 Web Standards

    3.3.1 CSS
    CSS Tutorials (Google Listing)
    WebMonkey
    DevGuru

    3.3.2 HTML
    HTML Tutorials (Google Listing)
    WebMonkey
    DevGuru

    3.4 Misc Stuff

    3.4.1 Regular Expressions
    Regular Expression Tutorials (Google Listing)
    Learning to use Regular Expressions
    RegEx Tutorial, Examples, and Reference

    4 Free Scripts

    4.1 PHP
    Free PHP Scripts (Google Listing)
    Hotscripts

    4.2 Perl
    Free Perl Scripts (Google Listing)
    Hotscripts

    5 Official Documentation
    For those who aren't afraid to crack open a manual, many programming languages make their documentation available online. This documentation usually provides details of built-in functions, and some provide examples and comments from other users.

    Apache HTTP Server
    Microsoft Developer Network (ASP, VB, etc.)
    MySQL
    PHP
    Perl
    CSS (W3C)
    HTML (W3C)

    6 Tools and Utilities

    6.1 Editors and IDEs
    TextPad - free text editor with syntax highlighting and many other features.
    UltraEdit - not-free text editor with similar features to TextPad.
    Eclipse IDE - free, great IDE for Java.
    HTML-Kit - wicked tool for coding HTML with PHP, ASP, etc. Free.
    NoteTab Light - free Notepad replacement and a capable HTML editor.

    6.2 Code Validation
    W3C Markup Validator - check your HTML/XHTML against the w3C standard.
    W3C CSS Validator - check your CSS against the W3c standard.

    7 Misc Reference
    The ASCII Table - all your ASCII conversion needs!
    HTML Colors (W3Schools) - RGB codes for standard colors.

    Appendix A: Modification History

    2005 Feb 18
    by CompGeek01, ScaryBinary
    Created. As this is the initial release, we expect a few comments and suggestions to quickly surface...

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    Dev-C++ is a good free IDE. I use that most of the time.

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    How can you leave out vim/gvim?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cwin
    How can you leave out vim/gvim?
    Vim who?

    And now, a story: Back in the day when I was first introduced to UNIX in a college class, we were experimenting with editing our .login files and the likes. I accidently aliased some undesirable action with the letter "i".... So of course, whenever I tried to run the vi editor to correct my aliasing in my .login, instead of getting the vi editor I got whatever program I had aliased with the "i". Don't think I ever got it solved....

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    Quote Originally Posted by ScaryBinary
    Vim who?

    And now, a story: Back in the day when I was first introduced to UNIX in a college class, we were experimenting with editing our .login files and the likes. I accidently aliased some undesirable action with the letter "i".... So of course, whenever I tried to run the vi editor to correct my aliasing in my .login, instead of getting the vi editor I got whatever program I had aliased with the "i". Don't think I ever got it solved....
    hehe.. just tried that one

    cwin@laptop ~ $ alias i="ls"
    cwin@laptop ~ $ vi
    {works}

    they must have solved that one

    anyway, you could have done
    echo "" > .login

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    thanks dear

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