Twitter UK’s first #ukopenhouse
It’s taken me a while to write this… Some of the tech team at Holiday Extras went to London last Tuesday for @twitteruk‘s first ever #ukopenhouse. I’ve been meaning to write this post every single day since then, but I’ve been rather distracted with one of the biggest deployments I’ve...
Lessons about PHP before my PHP 5.3 Zend certification exam
Preparing for my PHP 5.3 exam I’ve got my Zend PHP 5.3 certification exam coming up soon. To get ready for the exam, I’ve been doing some preparation web classes through Zend. I’m three days away from completing this prep, ready for when I take the test at the end...
While we’re fixing some warnings in some bad php, aren’t you bored of changing all those instances of
The brilliance of defacing company property and why everyone should do it with stickers
Whilst working at Holiday Extras, I’ve been lucky enough to have been given a laptop; a Macbook Pro. We all work on Macs at Holiday Extras, with one exception. They’re great to work on and I can’t imagine developing our projects on anything else. Around a third of all the...
Party like it’s 2038
In some of our php we run dates through strttotime( ) to turn them from whiffy formats like 12DEC12 to a nice ISO date format of 2012-12-12. Someone here just found a real example of the y2k38 bug live and in the wild. They’d set an expiry date for something...
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