A faceted classification scheme allows one to assign multiple classes to an object rather then a single predefined taxonomic class. Facets are more commonly used by web pages in navigation. Take an example of computer monitors. When you visit a website that sell monitors, you will usually see them classified by ‘Company’, ‘Screen size’, ‘Color’, Price’ etc. rather then a long list of monitors. All these are facets or dimensions of the product. One person may search by ‘Company’, another by ‘Price’. Read More
Zend framework is gaining widespread use everyday. Each new version of the framework includes new component additions. The following shows a visual representation of the Zend framework for version 1.5.
The following image was created using Microsoft Visio and then exported to PDF. I’ll be adding a linked map page soon. Click on the image for a larger view, or download a PDF version here. Read More
Zend framework provides many interesting wrappers for major service APIs like Akismet, Amazon, Audioscrobbler, Delicious, Flickr, Nirvanix, etc.
In this post we will use the delicious wrapper to create a tag cloud for your delicious account. Read More
PEAR’s ‘Excel Writer’ is a nifty module to create Excel documents form PHP. Its a port of the perl
Spreadsheet::WriteExcel module. It supports cell formating, formulas, multiple worksheets, page size setting, notes and more.
Below is given a small example code to show how easy it is to create a Excel document. The created document can be saved to the server or sent to the browser directly. Read More