Published in Fiftyfoureleven on Tuesday, June 29th, 2004
A few changes made and our blog now has utf-8 character encoding.
There were a few glitches, and some time was lost due to an entity encoding bug in Opera (which, upon examining the comments at that link, I knew about - how soon we forget).
While doing all of this, I learned that viewing source in Opera, which by default launches in Wordpad (windows), words like Iñtërnâtiônàlizætiøn get munged because Wordpad apparently doesn't like utf-8... I'll need to change Opera's default viewer, or perhaps I should just stick with Firefox, which wouldn't have caused me to lose time due to the aforementioned bug :-/
I started freelancing by diving in head first and getting on with it. Many years and a lot of experience later I was still able to take away some gems from this book, and there are plenty I wish I had thought of beforehand. If you are new to freelancing and have a lot of questions (or maybe don't know what questions to ask!) do yourself a favor and at least check out the sample chapters.
Like the other books listed here, this provides a great reference for the PHP developer looking to have the right answers from the right people at their fingertips. I tend to pull this off the shelf when I need to delve into new territory and usually find a workable solution to keep development moving. This only needs to happen once and you recoup the price of the book in time saved from having to develop the solution or find the right pattern for getting the job done..