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Working Solution to WAMP and XAMPP Not Working Due To Windows Update of File Api-Ms-Win-Crt-Runtime-L1-1-0.Dll Missing

"finally figured out how to get this to work on win 8.1 so frustrating. first thing you're going to want to do is uninstall visual c++ 2015 completely restart your computer. and then go to control panel go to all control panel items go to Windows update in the control panel go to change settings and then enable never check for updates. restart your computer and then go to this website https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/2999226 and download x86 or x64 install it then restart pc. then install visual c++ 2015 restart your computer . and then you're done it's fixed I hope this helps because this problem was a nightmare. at least for me. works for Windows 8.1 most likely will work on all operating systems from Microsoft."

Is a Single-Line CSS Comment Without Any Spaces Between the Opening and Closing Symbols Okay?

CSS comments are identified by the opening symbol of /* and closing symbol of */ and no other symbol. Also, like all other languages supporting this format, the comments may not be nested ("Comments", 2016).

Issue and ResearchBut what about the spacing in between the opening and closing symbols? Authoritative sources (Robbins, 2012) and experts on StackOverflow ("Is it bad practice to comment out single lines of CSS with //?", 2013) teach leaving one blank space after the opening and before the closing symbol for a single line comment. That looks more readable than skipping the mentioned spaces. The cost for this is two more key presses and the mental effort required. This effort will be repeated for very (manually typed) comment.


Convert CSS Color Value to RGB Code Inspection in PhpStorm

"Convert CSS Color Value to RGB"Code inspection for CSS styles in Web Development Integrated Development Environment (IDE) PhpStorm may show this warning and indicates that you convert hexadecimal color codes to RGB codes. It's a surprising warning and I decided to research this warning rather than accept it just like that.

It Feels Awesome When You Work Hard For Labour Of Love And The Person Appreciates It

When you love your work, it never feels like a burden. This makes handling pressure easier, going the extra mile to delight the client or the person you are guiding instinctive.

I am lucky to have my programming career sprinkled with compliments when I wasn't expecting or looking for one - I was just looking to better solve a user problem, like I would want my problems to be solved.


The Fixation With App Permissions: Truecaller Requesting Irrelevant Permissions

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Background Recently the phone number identification service Truecaller's Android app began showing notification and a message whenever the app is opened prompting users to get the latest features, which is a little odd since I have set up my Google Play Store app to auto-update apps (while on Wifi to save on data charges). The apps update themselves and when I use them and find the updates, it is a pleasant surprise.


The Mythical Man-Month and My Three Years of Web Development

I am re-reading The Mythical Man-Month and as the folklore goes about this classic book that "computers may change, but people don't."1, I find similarities in the accounts of OS/360 and what I've learnt in my three years of professional Web Development.

Don't Assume cPanel When Recommending or Approving a Web Host for a Client

When a client asks for your opinion on a web hosting service, don't blindly say yes, or just after a cursory visit to the host's website. Because you might assume some facilities, which may not be available at all or for an extra fee.

A recurring functionality seems to be cPanel. There are many hosts (with beautiful websites, established brands) who would rather have a homegrown rudimentary file manager (with no unzip/extract facility), than to pay for cPanel subscription.