Author Archives: Pande Hartana

  • Session Variable in WordPress

    Web application is stateless, which means once the request is fulfilled, all variables involved during the request will be gone. Most of the time, programmer needs to be able to access data that was set during previous session, and for this, there are many methods that can be used, one of them is using session.

    With session, data that is used during a request can be stored inside a text file on web server. When needed in different request, this data can be read so it will be available to be used during this new request.

  • Parsing HTML Documents with the Html Agility Pack


    Screen scraping is the process of programmatically accessing and processing information from an external website. For example, a price comparison website might screen scrape a variety of online retailers to build a database of products and what various retailers are selling them for. Typically, screen scraping is performed by mimicking the behavior of a browser – namely, by making an HTTP request from code and then parsing and analyzing the returned HTML.

  • The role of open source in emerging economies: A Malaysian success story

    2010 has been a fantastic year for open source. The progress that Malaysia has made with open source has caught the attention of governments of developed and emerging economies. I would like to share some of the opportunities, challenges, and future benefits that open source can continue to offer to economies such as Malaysia.

    One of the things that I’ve been starting to study is the Brazil, Russia, India, and China (BRIC) thesis. In 2000, Goldman Sachs published a report that highlighted the characteristics of these four countries. They found that given their substantial population and land mass, these countries would not only become the dominant economies by 2035, but by 2050, they would be the most important economies in the world—if they’re able to successfully execute a global economic strategy.

  • Customize Tags Cloud in WordPress

    Tags cloud is a visualization of the tags used in a site. Using tags cloud, users can easily see the most used tags from the visualization used in the cloud.

    WordPress has built-in widget that can be used to display tags cloud. The visualization of the tags cloud in this widget is very simple. By default, the tags are displayed alphabetically with different font size depends on number of articles use a particular tag. There are some customizations that you can do by using filter, but not many. For example, you cannot give different color for each tag in the cloud.

  • Drupal 7 dives into machine-readable web

    The machine-readable web has come a step closer thanks to open sourcers in the Drupal community.

    Drupal 7 has received sign-off – finally – adding the ability to embed semantic meta-data into sites using the open-source content management system.

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