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Simplest way to remove trailing zeros of decimal numbers

This is a simple method I found to remove or strip trailing zeros of a decimal number. The function accepts the decimal number and return the trimmed value back. It removes all the redundant zeros in the number after the decimal point and if no number othe …

Print Array in PHP

There are various methods and commands used in PHP to print an array of elements. They are different in the way they print the array elements. I will cover three main ones I usually use. Lets assume an array as follows to explain the various types of print …

Check if a table exists in MySQL from PHP

Sometimes its necessary to execute a query or execute some code if a table exists or not. So a bit of searching got me to the conclusion that mysql doesn’t have a direct query or method for it from php. So there are two methods to do it. Use the mysql c …

Fix link issue in Twitter client of Fusion theme

When I tried out the Twitter client in fusion theme I noticed that the urls are wrong in that client. The URL in my client were like http://blog.sriunplugged.com/”http://search.twitter.com/search?q=%23Home” . So after a bit of digging into I found that the …

Display row number in Mysql Select Query

How many times did want to have the row number or the position of the row in the selected query? I had many cases where I needed this feature. I needed the feature for printing the rank of a person where each row is the mark of the person. So lets see how  …

Generate Date from a range in Mysql and pad the results where no date is present

If you want to generate dates, MYSQL doesn’t have a range function, so I wrote a work around for the same. So how  it works is I have reused a code to generate numbers from my previous post. So I added date function to that query and reduce the generated  …

Download PHD Comics,XKCD and DogHouseDiaries for Offline Viewing (E-book Reader)

If you are like me who wants to read comics on kindle then this is the script for you. You can download all the comics to read it in a kindle. So here is how you do you do it. Download all the comics into 3 different folder s for each comic set by running …

Important MySQL DBA Interview Questions

Here are a few sets of interview questions expected for MySQL DBA position.These are compilation of the usual questions from various DBA texts: What is Log Switch? – The point at which ORACLE ends writing to one online redo log file and begins writing to …

Service Engineer/System Administrator Interview Questions

This is not my code alone.  It was the group effort of Vivek Ram, Cijo George, Sandeep Unni and mine during our epic preparation for Yahoo!. I am just putting it open for others who would be looking for this information. Convert all lower case to upper  …

Get the nth Word from a text field in mysql

I had a requirement to get the nth word out of a string and sort or order by the same. This is used when the text is stored in a purticular format and you would want to order it according to that or group it or so on. So how is it done? We do it using a  …