It’s always good practice to validate the uploads that you allow from the end-user are not exceeding your application or system limitations. Here is an example of how to check if an uploaded file exceeds the default limit value held in your php.ini configuration.

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I have come across an instance where converting to UTF8 during the MySQL import process does not always “convert to UTF8” even though the table charset is set to UTF8.  The following query will fix a column with data stored latin1 in a utf8 table:  

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We can not present that code formatting is unimportant, but must understand why it matters.  A good code format is not the one you think looks the prettiest.  We do not do not layout code in order to exercise our deep artistic leanings.  Good code is clear.  It is consistent.  The layout is almost invisible.… Read More