Displaying WampServer 2 Tray Icon in Windows 7 on Boot

Written by Mfawa Alfred Onen on . Posted in Windows

Windows Operating System

I have always had a workaround for displaying WampServer 2 tray icon on Windows 7. This might be irrelevant to some of you but I prefer to put the server Offline or online at will and the fastest way of doing that is to click on the small tray icon. Today, I found an easier way of showing the tray icon by combining one line of command in a batch script. Here is what you should do:

  1. Install WampServer 2
  2. Click on “Start Icon”  > “All Programs” and right-click on “Startup ->Open“.
  3. Create a new file, call it “wamp.bat” (You can name it anything you want as long as you include the .bat) and put the following without the quotes (“start C:\wamp\wampmanager.exe“).

Now any time you logoff or restart your computer, the tray icon should come up.

Hail the Igniter while coding with 2.1.0

Written by Mfawa Alfred Onen on . Posted in PHP

Codeigniter

Alright that might not be the most fanciful way of introducing the new Codeigniter 2.1.0 that was just release hours ago.

So really, this release will ease some of the problems encountered in previous versions.At the moment even the documentation on codeigniter website is still at version 2.0.3 which will hopefully be updated by the time most of you read this post. Even though Codeigniter 2.1.0 is more of bug fixes, there are quite a few notable features including Migrations, CUBRID driver, ability to check for  unique fields when using the Form Validation library, ability to now use SSL/TLS authentication with the email library; which means you can connect to GMail out of the box without using third party libraries like PHPMailer or SwiftMailer.