Three Devs and a Maybe

A very basic introduction to web development, everything you'll need to know if you're thinking of pursuing a hobbie or career in web development.

Michael Budd

@michaelbud6

Professional Web Developer, currently studying a MsC in Advanced Computer Science.

Fraser Hart

@FraserHartDev

Web Developer. Rowing across the Pacific in June.

Lewis Cains

@LCainsWebDev

Ex pro golfer, now making websites and talking gibberish on this very podcast. Hello!

Edd Mann

@edd_mann

Software Developer, NBA junkie, Podcast addict

Understanding Character Sets and Encodings

Having only just recently been bit by the character encoding issue again, we thought it would be a good time to bring it up on the podcast. Starting from the beginning with ASCII, we move on to discuss how 8-bit compatible machines brought way to the ISO-8859-* standards. This leads us on to Unicode, with the goal to develop a single character-set encoding standard that could support all of the world's scripts. Finally, we discuss the de-factor character encoding implementation used on the web today 'UTF-8', and reasons why this is the case.

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