Is there some way to do a "mail merge" type operation on plain text, xml or html files without using a word processor? [more inside]
Help me AJAX-ify a very simple web process in PHP. Links to very simple AJAX tutorials much appreciated. [more inside]
I want to take my bookmarks.html file generated by firefox and run it through a script that checks for rss feeds for the pages and returns the list of rss feeds in a file. Is anyone familiar with a script that can do this? I've been googling for it for a day or two and can't find what I'm looking for.
Library/information science question(s): My code-fearful friend succeeded in getting through library school without exposure to more than basic HTML. I now have him on a diet of Dreamweaver and XHTML, with a sprinkling of GoLive. He's wondering about next steps: for someone who wants to be well-equipped to work in an academic, medical, legal, or similar library or archive (with web development as part of his job, rather than the focus of it), what scripting language(s) and/or content-management systems are most important to learn? Is the library world fragmented in this regard, or is there a dominant technology? What would be a logical entry vector into this world for someone without a comp-sci bone in his body (in terms of languages/systems, and specific learning resources)?[no more inside]