I'm sensitive about my case.

Case Sensitivity in MySQL

Yesterday I spent more than an hour trying to get a MySQL export from a Windows machine to play nice with a Unix server. This problem was compounded by Windows hiding a configuration file from me. Luckily for you, I eventually solved my problem and decided to write another Mistakes story.

Mixing Conditions and Assignments

Here is another tip from "Mistakes I've Made". Don't mix up your conditions and assignments. In other words be careful about using assignment operators (like the eqauls sign '=') inside of conditional statements. Although this happened with PHP, the same problem can occur with many other languages. Let me explain...

Here is a very common way to loop:

<pre /> Doesn't Do Style

While making the first article in the "Mistakes I've Made" series. I immediately came across the fodder for the next. I was trying to create CSS for my code examples and discovered that using <pre /> just won't cut it anymore.

Internet Explorer Speaks American

This is the first in a series of short articles called "Mistakes I've Made". In this series I plan to give examples of mistakes, misunderstandings, and problems I've encountered while coding. Maybe they will keep you from going through the same frustration.

I came across this "mistake" while making the new CSS for this site. Apparently, Internet Explorer only speaks American English. Here is the code I created:

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