Hey, I'm Prash Somaiya.

I'm a web developer, currently working at Cyber-Duck. This is my blog where I write about my life, travelling, technology and code.

I'm based in London, UK. Feel free to get in touch.

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Travel Diaries - Tokyo, Japan | January 2016


January 29th, 2015, I landed at Narita International Airport. My friend Jordan and I had embarked upon a spontaneous trip to Tokyo for my 21st birthday. Being the cheapest time of the year to fly, we had bagged £400 return tickets from England. We booked an apartment (£180 each) through Airbnb, and that's all we had. A flight ticket and accommodation.


"Never have I ever been so overwhelmed and blown away by the sheer size and volume of a city".

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PHP: Prepared Statements with PDO Tutorial


PDO is a library for PHP specifically designed for secure database interactions. PDO is an abstract layer, so it allows the use of different RDBMS (Relational Database Management Systems) whilst using a consistent SQL syntax. For example, you can easily switch between MySQL, SQLite, MariaDB etc.

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