First Drupal Ahmedabad meetup

First of all, let me confess that I really enjoyed attending my first Drupal meetup and I was glad to see other Drupal enthusiasts there. As initiated by Gaurav, the first Drupal meetup of Ahmedabad was planned on 25th December at Cignex Technologies Pvt Ltd. The main agenda of meetup was to discuss about Drupal 7, day to day life with Drupal and networking with other Drupal developers. Me, Jinit and Dushyant from Regius IT Solutions Pvt Ltd., Gaurav, Dheeraj, Aruna, Dhara, Swati, Nisha, Priyanka and Dayana from Cignex, Samay from Entourage solutions and Bhavin from Joshi Consultancy Services attended the meetup. I must mention that a real Drupal enthusiast Bhavin Joshi travelled all the way from Rajkot to Ahmedabad just to attend the meetup and showed his passion about Drupal.

Register on app store without credit card

iPhone 3gs, 16GB

Last week I got a new iPhone 3GS, 16GB and was so excited to install all the applications and games I keep reading all about surfing the net. So I tried to connect app store and download applications but I was required to login with my apple id. So simple I thought, I tried to create an id but it asked for Credit Card and I really didn't want to give my credit card information so had to step back. I heard one of my friends was also trying to register but wasn't successful. So I Googled a bit and found out very easy way to register without providing CC information.

To do it just follow the steps below:

Open iTunes and go to App Store and select any of the Free apps displayed on right side. You MUST select Free app from here.

મિત્ર, વાસ્તુ-શાસ્ત્ર અને ઉપદેશકો...

બે ત્રણ દિવસ પહેલા ઍક મિત્રને ત્યાં જવાનુ થયુ. ઘરમાં પ્રવેશ કરતા જ ધ્યાન પર આવ્યુ કે ડ્રોઈંગ રૂમમા ટેલિવિજ઼નનુ સ્થાન બદલાઈ ગયુ હતુ. મને થયુ જ કે આ નક્કિ વાસ્તુ-શાસ્ત્રનો કમાલ હશે ઍટલે મિત્રને પુછ્યુ, ભાઈ ટીવીની જગ્યા કેમ બદલાઈ ગઈ? ધાર્યા મુજબનો જ જવાબ મડ્યો "પપ્પાને કોઇકે સલાહ આપી છે કે વાસ્તુ-શાસ્ત્ર મુજબ મનોરંજનના સાધન આ ખૂણાંમાં ના રખાય. આ ખૂણાંમાં દેવી-દેવતા અને ધાર્મિક વસ્તુઓ રખાય."

હું રમૂજ કરવાના મૂડમાં હતો ઍટલે કહ્યુ, "ઍ તો ઠીક છે યાર, પણ ઍવુ જ હોય તો ટીવી પર ફુલ ટાઇમ આસ્થા અને સંસ્કાર જ ચાલુ રાખવાનું ઍટલે વાંધો ના આવે."

Difference between Drupal and Joomla

Whenever a PHP developer starts to explore open source CMS (Content Management System) one will always start with Drupal and Joomla. Both the CMS are very popular, appreciated, robust and extendible. Still one will have to decide whether to go with Drupal or Joomla to build specific website.

Many times I am also asked with the same question by clients or other developers and I always reply that it’s always advisable to decide based upon the requirement of the project. Both the CMS are distinct and have got unique specialities.

Access mysql database hosted on remote server using phpMyAdmin

Last week, for one of my projects, I had to access a database which was hosted on remote server and there was no phpMyAdmin installed on that server. As I am an avid user of phpMyAdmin and quite familiar with it, I wanted to access the remote database server using phpMyAdmin only. I knew that phpMyAdmin does give a facility to access database on remote server and it was just a matter of configuration to make it work. When we access http://localhost/phpmyadmin it connects to the local mysql server by default.

To make it connect to other servers you can follow the following steps: