For 2023 - we are now fully retired from IT training.
We have made many, many friends over 25 years of teaching about Python, Tcl, Perl, PHP, Lua, Java, C and C++ - and MySQL, Linux and Solaris/SunOS too. Our training notes are now very much out of date, but due to upward compatability most of our examples remain operational and even relevant ad you are welcome to make us if them "as seen" and at your own risk.
Lisa and I (Graham) now live in what was our training centre in Melksham - happy to meet with former delegates here - but do check ahead before coming round. We are far from inactive - rather, enjoying the times that we are retired but still healthy enough in mind and body to be active!
I am also active in many other area and still look after a lot of web sites - you can find an index ((here))
Exchange Rates - PHP with your prices in your users currency
Would you like to tell your user what your product will cost in his local currency? What a great idea, except that exchange rates change!
The European Central Bank, though, makes a file of exchange rates betweenthe Euro and other currencies avaialble abnd publicly accessible, and you can pick this up in your PHP application - see source code example
from our PHP Techniques Workshop
You can run that code here
and use our include file that gives you the currency names from here (written 2008-05-19)
Associated topics are indexed as below, or enter http://melksh.am/nnnn for individual articlesH307 - PHP - Web2 and caching 
Changing a screen saver from a web page (PHP, Perl, OSX) - (2008-05-06) 
memcached - overview, installation, example of use in PHP - (2008-08-02) 
Starting Ajax - easy example of browser calling up server data - (2008-09-27) 
Ajax - going Asyncronous and what it means - (2008-09-28) 
Flash (client) to PHP (server) - example - (2008-12-06) 
Automated server heartbeat and health check - (2009-01-16) 
New Example - cacheing results in PHP for faster loading - (2009-05-24) 
Uploading and Downloading files - changing names (Perl and PHP) - (2009-08-04) 
Scraping content for your own page via PHP - (2009-12-21) 
PHP data sources - other web servers, large data flows, and the client (browser) - (2010-11-04) 
Setting your user_agent in PHP - telling back servers who you are - (2010-12-18) 
How to add a customised twitter feed to your site - (2011-02-27) 
On this day ... one PHP script with three uses - (2011-09-26) 
Building up from a small PHP setup to an enterprise one - (2012-12-16) 
Handling failures / absences of your backend server nicely - (2013-02-08) 
Using web services to access you data - JSON and RESTful services - (2013-03-29) 
Further recent PHP examples - (2013-04-28) 
Web server efficiency - saving repetition through caches - (2013-05-30) 
How do I post automatically from a PHP script to my Twitter account? - (2013-07-10) 
Caching results in an object for efficiency - avoiding re-calculation - (2016-01-20)
Some other Articles
ls command - favourite optionsLooking for files with certain characteristics (Linux / Unix)Easy conversion - image formats, currencies and distancesThe tourists guide to LinuxExchange Rates - PHP with your prices in your users currencyUsing cookies and sessions to connect different URLs - PHPSeeing how others do it - PHP trainingUsing a utility method to construct objects of different types - PythonA lack of technical contentSummer!
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