White Papers & Technical Writings

PHP ActiveRecord, MySQL and the BIT data type

We use CodeIgniter and PHP ActiveRecord, a light weight ORM) in many of our applications.  We have always used the TINYINT datatype in MySQL for columns which contain flags.  However, on a recent project I decided to try out the BIT datatype for flags.  Made sense to me as we were only looking to store… [Read More]

Sendgrid vs. Mandrill: Transactional Email Delivery

As a business with a need to communicate important time-sensitive information to clients and customers, it is important to use a transactional email platform that meets the main business needs. In an effort to select the best platform for our business, we went through an evaluation process. Specifically, we were looking for a platform to deliver one-to-one emails from… [Read More]