Tag Archives: tool

A good resource – Unix Time Converter

Just go and have fun with the site. Very good to troubleshoot and test.



XML String Format

Useful new tool created:

XML String Format.

Check it out.


– XML Validation

– Format of the un-formatted XML string

Can’t connect to the Internet – use open DNS

Sometimes the ISP’s can be somehow annoying. You have some functions of your Internet connection working, look at the router and everything seems right, refreshed DHCP and nothing, no juice, you just can’t get the pages to load.

Today I came around this same exact problem and with a little help of a co-worker and friend I learned a sweet hack that will just fix this kind of issue.

Go to your router configurations, or your PC / Mac configurations and set these 2 DNS entries:


This will use a open DNS – Google – to get your pages through.

Nice trick and good hack. Kept as resource.

Have fun.

How to get Zend_Tool working under Windows 7

This is a great post and resource form Calevans Blog. It’s a small step by step on how to get the Zend Tool working under XAMP in a Windows 7 environment.


Have fun.

How to troubleshoot old browsers

Ultimate Geek Tool

Yesterday Rob, a co-worker and friend, had one of these great ideas that helped us to solve a issue of visualization of content on a user agent. Just imagine you trying to see an error of CSS how it supposed to be without a virtualbox or a Windows XP for IE 6. It’s a hard deal to work it out, but there is a solution that might help any developer no matter what is the web-language that he programs on.

The principle is simple, use cURL to request the url that you are having issues and print the output. It is a very simple concept that will help more than a ton.

Here is the piece of code that you will need to do the request:


$url              = ‘https://mcloide.wordpress.com/‘;
$userAgent = ‘Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1; .NET CLR 2.0.50727)’;

$browser     = curl_init($url);

curl_setopt($browser, CURLOPT_HEADER, true);
curl_setopt($browser, CURLOPT_RETURNTRANSFER, true);
curl_setopt($browser, CURLOPT_FOLLOWLOCATION, true);
curl_setopt($browser, CURLOPT_USERAGENT, $userAgent);

$output = curl_exec($browser);

echo $output;


This little piece of code will help you on getting weird bugs worked out.

It’s Friday, have fun.

Test mail server tool

The main reason why I have created this blog was to keep all my resources and libraries at one place and share them with every developer on the web.

Today I found out that one good resource that I have used for a while was not blogged. The test mail server is a simple application that will take over your mail server locally so you can fully test your applications (basic mail config). If you are developing on Windows, that’s a must have tool.

I have added the link on my Resources page, but you guys can see the original post at: http://www.tiredrobot.com/2008/11/03/test-mail-server-tool/ .

Note: This is a great blog that have the same concept that this one (that I helped and help until today), but a bit older, so you can find more stuff like this and a lot more stuff for Flex programming.

Have fun.

Web 2.0 Color generator

A great tool and resource. I have tried with one design that I did recently and the color scheme generated was pretty good when fully used.

Check it out: http://www.colortoy.net/

A very cool Online Image Editor

I got the Aviary link this morning sent by a friend of mine. It’s not a stranger to my eyes, but this is the first time that I actually see it working.

After taking some steps to create an account I have checked the tools and the videos and I’m impressed. Off course you don’t have a online Photoshop or GIMP to work with, but you have at least the minimal tools that would allow you to create and changes images from anywhere.

With a nice Web 2.0 look and social networking features the Aviary is definetly a tool to be kept as a resource.

Check it out and have some fun playing with the editors.

URL: http://aviary.com/home

VeoProject – Web Based Project Management

I was reading KillerStartUps today and I came across this project. The VeoProject is a web based project management tool and, by the tour, seems pretty cool.
They have a very basic free edition, but if you want full power, you will need to purchase a subscription.
Anyway, check it out: http://www.veoproject.com

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