Monthly Archives: January 2009


A Beginner’s Guide to Object Oriented Programming (OOP) in PHP5 – Classes, Objects and Methods

***Guest Blogger*** The Personal Home Page (PHP) programming language provides a lightweight framework and foundation for Web application development. It runs on Apache (HTTP) Web server software amonst others, embedded into Hypertext Markup Language (HTML), passed through a Hypertext Preprocessor. As free, open source software – it has low implementation, maintenance and debugging costs. Its latest iteration called PHP5, has incorporated even more powerful object-oriented programming functionalities. While PHP3 has rendered server-side scripts and PHP4 has established backward compatibility, PHP5 has improved object-oriented programming (OOP) as a cross-platform language. OOP bundles data and code into “objects”. PHP5 works better with object handles; passing or assigning by reference is not required. […]

By | January 27th, 2009|Development, PHP, PHP, PHP Articles, Projects, Technology|0 Comments

How to remove the tray icon from VNC (RealVNC) with XN Resource Editor

I’ve been asked a few times if I knew a way to remove the tray icon from VNC, or simply prevent it’s behavior of switching from white to black when an admin was connected. This has a number of legitimate uses in terms of teaches wanting to monitor their pupils or employers wanting to monitor their employees especially remote workers without the user being aware of the exact time he is being monitored. RealVNC is my preferred VNC Server/Client and this does not support the desired behavior – I’m not sure that any other VNC Server/Cliet does either. Here are the necessary steps to edit RealVNC’s Server executable (winvnc4.exe): […]

By | January 18th, 2009|Technology|2 Comments

PHP – fsockopen, TCP and UDP

PHP comes preloaded with a good socket handling function set. Using fsockopen to make HTTP connections however is in most cases obsoleted as the php-curl and set of curl functions covers more HTTP related stuff than you could ever need! fsockopen is available in both PHP4 and PHP5 Regardless, to cover the most basic usage of fsockopen, to establish a TCP connection to “mailserver” on port 110 (POP3): […]

By | January 15th, 2009|Development, PHP, PHP, PHP Articles|0 Comments