Monthly Archives: April 2011

PlanningForce Express Planner : Software Review

Plan your tech project successfully! (For free…)

Express Planner is free project planning software ideal for freelancers and small companies.

This software focuses on resource scheduling; you will drastically improve the use of your people. The scheduling process is automatic, the app does the job; no more tedious and time consuming calculations.

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What you can do and get with Express Planner.

You define your projects (unlimited), your tasks and define your constraints (date constraints, resources).

You define your people and also their availabilities (contract dates, holidays…).

You chose how you want to schedule, manually or automatically.

The application comes with two scheduling modes: automatic and manual mode:

· Automatic scheduling: no over-use of resources, the application automatically solves these problems;

· Manual scheduling: you manually adapt your plan in a fancy interface.

You get up to 6 reports that can be printed and exported under several formats (html, Excel, PowerPoint…)

A community is made available to users; you can ask questions, watch video tutorials and also download dozens of ready-to-use project planning templates.

Features overview of PlanningForce Express Planner

· Create unlimited Projects;

· Define date constraints and goals;

· Define unlimited people;

· Define individual and global calendars;

· End-dates and start-dates of projects and tasks are automatically calculated;

· Two scheduling modes;

· Generate up to 6 reports to share your plan results;

Click here to download Express Planner.

Landing a Coporate Computer Programming Job

Landing a Coporate Computer Programming Job

If you have great technical skills, enjoy math, and are already well-versed in programming languages, you may be able to find a job as a computer programmer for a company or non-profit agency.


The career path for a computer programmer can be exciting and pretty lucrative (if you find the right job). According to Pay Scale, starting salaries for computer programmers range from $35,198 to $52,076. There are certain skills companies require, and one of them is usually a certification or degree in computer science or computer programming. Below are some tips and information on a future job as a computer programmer or related careers.

Skills and Courses You Need to be a Computer Programmer

In order to be a successful computer programmer, you should be familiar with algorithms and source code. You should also be interested or have experience in testing and designing different types of software. Associate and bachelor’s programs usually require computer programming majors to take the following courses:

· Introduction to information systems

· Object-oriented programming

· Visual basic programming

· HTML and Javascript


· Databases and SQL

· User-centered design and testing

· Systems analysis and design

If you have a degree in an unrelated field, but still have experience in the subjects above, you may be able to still find a technical job in IT or computer programming. However, most companies look for computer programmers, software engineers, web developers, and software consults with at least a bachelor’s degree in a related field, such as programming, computer science, or information systems. For more information, check out Princeton Review’s Career Page.

Developing Your People Skills: Internships and Presentations

While you are pursuing your bachelor’s or associates degree (or even after), it is important to develop your people skills and presentation techniques. When designing or testing new software, as a computer programmer or software engineer, you will usually have to communicate your decisions and work to your supervisors in some kind of presentation. Try to get involved in internships and presentation based courses as often as possible during your degree program. You don’t want to choke in front of your supervisors while presenting important information!

Talk to Potential Employers: Get in Touch with the Human Resources Department!

If you are currently enrolled in a degree program, you should still call and/or email the HR Departments you would like to work for. It is never too early to get some information. Ask them what types of courses or degree programs they require from their job applicants. Landing your dream job may be easier when you know employer expectations! If your university or town holds career fairs, take your resume and talk to company representatives there as well!

About the Guest Author:

Mariana Ashley is a freelance writer who particularly enjoys writing about accredited online colleges. She loves receiving reader feedback, which can be directed to mariana.ashley031

Hackers Snatched Google’s Android to Jailbreak World

Welcome to the Jailbroken Club, Google. As surely as there are hackers, so is there jailbreaking of popular and up-and-coming OS’s.

Even though the Android OS is an open system, Google isn’t crazy about users having access to the goodies behind the scenes of the Android OS as evidenced by their statement responding to the jailbreaking issue:

We’ve been notified of this issue (Jailbreaking of Android) and have developed a fix. We’re currently working with our partners to push the fix out and updating the open source code base to reflect these changes.

Google’s fix (patch) should be available in the next firmware update, RC30. Like I said, welcome to jailbreaking, Google. Be prepared for the endless cycle of patch – jailbreak – patch – jailbreak, ad infinitum. Even though the Android OS is open, there seems to be benefits for the programming diehards to jailbreak.

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A Simple PHP Login Script Example

I’m developing a damn keen interest in PHP programming these days. The most wonderful tool and the heart of the web, PHP. Well you can’t take all alone with PHP. You need to be hand wash in JAVA-Script too, at which I’m not good for now.


Now am gonna follow PHP tips and tools post too!

Today I’m up here with a simple PHP Login Script, which is very similar concept which you might have seen sticked at many websites such as Facebook!

Now lets have an overview of it:

In this tutorial you’ll have to create 3 files
1. main_login.php  // Sticked with Login form
2. checklogin.php // The thing that will work with your Username and Password
3. login_success.php // What you’ll see once login is successful!

Steps you need to follow:
1. Create table "members" in database "test".
2. Create file main_login.php.
3. Create file checklogin.php.
4. Create file login_success.php.
5. Create file logout.php

Step1: Create table "members"

CREATE TABLE `members` (
`id` int(4) NOT NULL auto_increment,
`username` varchar(65) NOT NULL default ”,
`password` varchar(65) NOT NULL default ”,

— Insert DATA into newly created DATABASE TABLE–

INSERT INTO `members` VALUES (1, ‘Mohit’, ‘mypassword’);

// A screenshot of PHP MY ADMIN SCREEN

Step2: Create file "main_login.php"

<table width="300" border="0" align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="1" bgcolor="#CCCCCC">
<form name="form1" method="post" action="checklogin.php">
<table width="100%" border="0" cellpadding="3" cellspacing="1" bgcolor="#FFFFFF">
<td colspan="3"><strong>Member Login </strong></td>
<td width="78">Username</td>
<td width="6">:</td>
<td width="294"><input name="myusername" type="text" id="myusername"></td>
<td><input name="mypassword" type="text" id="mypassword"></td>
<td><input type="submit" name="Submit" value="Login"></td>

Step3: Create file checklogin.php

$host="localhost"; // Host name
$username=""; // Mysql username
$password=""; // Mysql password
$db_name="test"; // Database name
$tbl_name="members"; // Table name

// Connect to server and select databse.
mysql_connect("$host", "$username", "$password")or die("cannot connect");
mysql_select_db("$db_name")or die("cannot select DB");

// username and password sent from form

// To protect MySQL injection (more detail about MySQL injection)
$myusername = stripslashes($myusername);
$mypassword = stripslashes($mypassword);
$myusername = mysql_real_escape_string($myusername);
$mypassword = mysql_real_escape_string($mypassword);

$sql="SELECT * FROM $tbl_name WHERE username=’$myusername’ and password=’$mypassword’";

// Mysql_num_row is counting table row
// If result matched $myusername and $mypassword, table row must be 1 row

// Register $myusername, $mypassword and redirect to file "login_success.php"
else {
echo "Wrong Username or Password";

Step4: Create file login_success.php

// Check if session is not registered , redirect back to main page.
// Put this code in first line of web page.
Login Successful

Step5: Create file Logout.php

// Put this code in first line of web page.


This is the simple and perfect example of a PHP Login Script. Drop your comments. 😉 Credit