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Jamie Balfour'sArticles

The importance of using prepared statements
18Apr2016 / The Web
Prepared statements are something that every SQL developer should know about and yet, I asked several and not one of them knew what they are. This article intends to explore these fantastic tools and explain their benefits.
The importance of using prepared statements
Using mod_rewrite
04Apr2016 / The Web
Apache mod_rewrite is something I didn't know a lot about until recently, but what I have known about for a long time is how useful a tool it is for SEO. In this article I look in to how mod_rewrite can be used to improve SEO.
Building a webpage with flexible sidebar(s)
05Mar2016 / The Web
Sometimes it's a pain building a webpage with a sidebar. It took me long enough to get my own sidebar the way it is. This article explores the ways in which this can be done and which solution offers the best approach.
Building a webpage with flexible sidebar(s)
What is wrong with Firefox?!
23Nov2015 / Technology
When I first used Firefox over 10 years ago I found that much needed alternative to Internet Explorer again; which I had been using since my Netscape browser was no longer being developed. It slowly became my favourite browser. But all of a sudden Firefox has suddenly become my least favourite browser. This article describes why.
What is wrong with Firefox?!
Should browsers keep a permanent copy of important libraries?
14Aug2015 / The Web
Browsers leverage caches, so why don't they just keep a copy of important libraries?
Should browsers keep a permanent copy of important libraries?
Why HDMI-CEC is one of the greatest inventions ever
24Jun2015 / Technology
HDMI-CEC is one of those hidden gems in the world of technology. This short article talks about how brilliant it is.
Why HDMI-CEC is one of the greatest inventions ever
The history of my notebook computers
26May2015 / Technology
I've been through quite a few laptop computers, each of them has been special to me in some way or another. This is the history of my laptop computers from my first to my current.
The history of my notebook computers
The update the HTTP specification needs
09May2015 / The Web
HTTP is old, and it's not moved with the times. In this article I make my first suggestion to improve it.
The update the HTTP specification needs
The inconsistencies of PHP
22Apr2015 / The Web
Whilst PHP has been one of my all time favourite language for what it can do, it has a very bad level of inconsistency through out the syntax.
The inconsistencies of PHP
Is technology progress or a threat to humanity?
12Mar2015 / Technology
Technology is a huge part of everyday life but is it progressing humanity or becoming a threat? In this article I intend to find out.
Is technology progress or a threat to humanity?
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