mysqldump — A Database Backup Program for MySQL


There are three general ways to invoke mysqldump:

shell> mysqldump [options] db_name [tables]

shell> mysqldump [options] --databases db_name1 [db_name2 db_name3...]

shell> mysqldump [options] --all-databases

In its simplest form, the mysqldump utility can be used like this:

mysqldump –-user [user name] –-password=[password] [database name] > [dump file]

this will include both the schema and data as well.

If you need only the schema use the -d or --no-data option

e.g. mysqldump -d -u root -pp@ssword mydatabase > mydatabase.sql

Reference: MySQL :: MySQL 5.0 Reference Manual :: 4.5.4 mysqldump — A Database Backup Program

Yahoo YUI CSS Library

First of all, include the external stylesheet: <link rel=”stylesheet” type=”text/css” href=””>

  • CSS Reset (neutralizes browser CSS styles)
  • CSS Base (applies consistent style foundation for common elements)
  • CSS Fonts (foundation for typography and font-sizing)
  • CSS Grids (more than 1,000 CSS-driven wireframes in a 4KB file)
  • Tutorial Video on CSS Library

    How to use the YouTube embedded Video Player


    YouTube Chromeless Player API


    Chromeless player SWF URL:

    note: it is using and videoId is no longer part of the url as it was used in the javascript player api.



    The following functions are available in addition to the ones listed in the JavaScript API section below:

    loadVideoById(videoId:String, startSeconds:Number):Void

    cueVideoById(videoId:String, startSeconds:Number):Void

    setSize(width:Number, height:Number):Void

    Sample Code:

    YouTube JavaScript Player API


    Embedding the YouTube player using SWFObject

    We recommend using SWFObject to embed any players that will be accessed using the JavaScript API. This will allow you to detect the end user's Flash Player version (the JavaScript API requires Flash Player 8 or higher), and also will get rid of the 'Click to activate this control' box when using Internet Explorer to view the player. To enabled the API in the SWF, you must pass in the parameter enablejsapi=1.


       Additional SWF Url Parameters that allows you to set things like color, border, autoplay, 'Genie' menu, related videos etc...

    Getting the Player Reference

    e.g. function onYouTubePlayerReady(playerId) { ytplayer = document.getElementById("myytplayer"); }

    Issuing Calls

    e.g. function play() { if (ytplayer) { ytplayer.playVideo(); } } <a href="javascript:void(0);" onclick="play();">Play</a>

    Subscribing to Events


    function onYouTubePlayerReady(playerId) { ytplayer = document.getElementById("myytplayer"); ytplayer.addEventListener("onStateChange", "onytplayerStateChange"); }

    function onytplayerStateChange(newState) { alert("Player's new state: " + newState); }

    Functions and Events exposed by the Javascript Player API:

    Sample Code:

    How to embed Flash Player content using SWFObject dynamic publishing


    STEP 1: Create alternative content using standards compliant markup

    STEP 2: Include the SWFObject JavaScript library in the head of your HTML page

    STEP 3: Embed your SWF with JavaScript


    STEP 4: Use JavaScript Objects to define your flashvars, params and object’s attributes



    Why use Dynamic publishing


    Create alternative content using standards compliant markup and embed Flash content with unobtrusive JavaScript.


    Avoids ‘click-to-activate’ mechanisms in Internet Explorer 6+ and Opera 9+ and is easy to author (even without using this generator).


    The embedding of Flash content relies on JavaScript, so if you have the Flash plug-in installed, but have JavaScript disabled or use a browser that doesn’t support JavaScript, you will not be able to see your Flash content, however you will see alternative content instead. Flash content will also not be shown on a device like Sony PSP, which has very poor JavaScript support, and automated tools like RSS readers are not able to pick up Flash content.

    Turn Google App Engine into your own Personal Content Delivery Network (CDN)


    But thanks to Google anyone can now run their own CDN for free on Googles servers. Lucky for you and me Google has made the process really painless and you can even have the CDN under you own domain name.

    How do I setup my own CDN using Google App Engine?


    Publish To Your CDN

    Using Your Own Domain (Optional)


    Turn Google App Engine into your own Personal Content Delivery Network (CDN) – Nick Berardi’s Coder Journal

    Calling Google AJAX Language API in C# .NET


    Calling AJAX Language API from Non-Javascript environments, the API exposes a simple RESTful interface. In all cases, the method supported is GET and the response format is a JSON encoded result with embedded status codes. Details here.

    Example in javascript. 

    google.language.translate("Hello world", "", "it", function(result) {
    if (!result.error) {
    var container = document.getElementById("translation");
        container.innerHTML = result.translation;

    And now the same code in C#:

    WebRequest request = WebRequest.Create("");

    // This command performs a Language Translation(/ajax/services/language/translate), for Hello World (q=hello%20world)

    // from English to Italian (langpair=en%7Cit).  i.e. en|it  . Or you can leave the source language blank if you want auto-detection & translation.

    WebResponse response = request.GetResponse();
    StreamReader reader = new StreamReader(response.GetResponseStream());
    string json = reader.ReadLine();

    JsonObject account;
    JsonObject responseData;
    JsonString responseDetails;
    JsonNumber responseStatus;

    using (JsonParser parser = new JsonParser(new StringReader(json), true))
        account = parser.ParseObject();

    //responseDetails = (JsonString)account["responseDetails"];
    responseStatus = (JsonNumber)account["responseStatus"];
    responseData = (JsonObject)account["responseData"];

    Console.WriteLine("responseStatus: {0}", responseStatus.Value);
    Console.WriteLine("translatedText: {0}", responseData["translatedText"]);
    Console.WriteLine("detectedSourceLanguage: {0}", responseData["detectedSourceLanguage"]);

    // You can get the JSON .NET 2.0 parser I use from here.

    // Or if you have .NET 3.5 you can use DataContractJsonSerializer to serializes objects to the JavaScript Object Notation (JSON) and deserializes JSON data to objects.


    Developer's Guide - Google AJAX Language API - Google Code

    How do I Recompile the MySQL Library to Run Under the Medium Trust Environment in ASP.NET?

    Update: You no longer need that if you use the MySQL Connector/Net 5.2 or later.

    1. Download the source code for the MySQL Connector/Net from
    2. Extract the contents of the zip file to a local directory.
    3. Open mysql.csproj project file in Visual Studio.
    4. Open the AssemblyInfo.cs file, and add the following code, in the using block, at the top of the file (if it is not already there):using System.Security;
    5. Add the following code to the assembly section of the file:[assembly: AllowPartiallyTrustedCallers]
    6. Recompile the dll.

    You may now reference this dll from other projects. When you decide to publish your project to your hosting server, you need to upload this modified version of the dll to your bin directory.

    Via How do I Recompile the MySQL Library to Run Under the Medium Trust Environment? – Help Center—Knowledge Base and FAQ