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Download LARS as a .sql file

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Its a constant challenge to keep many of the systems that I help develop up to date with Government data sources. One of the most awkward is the LARS (Learning Aims Reference Service) database. () It’s updated several times a month, and is only available for download in .mdb, .csv and .psv files – none of which are even remotely useful for integrating with existing databases in a...

MySQL Languages List

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Need a quick .sql file to create a list of all languages of the world, but don’t want to type them all in from Wikipedia? Here is the solution!
MySQL Version:
settingsLanguages.sql (this is in a .zip file to ensure that it can be downloaded through browser security settings)
 

Essential viewing for web developers

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Every now and again I come across some amazing videos on YouTube that I think are relevant to all web developers. One author (video blogger? – not sure what they are called) who is particularly brilliant is Tom Scott. He wonderfully articulates how web technologies and their exploits happen, and how to ensure that you don’t fall in to the same traps as many systems/sites out there...

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