Validate a date in “YYYY-MM-DD” format

function checkDateFormat($date)
{
    //match the format of the date
    if (preg_match ("/^([0-9]{4})-([0-9]{2})-([0-9]{2})$/", $date, $parts))
    {
        //check weather the date is valid of not
        if(checkdate($parts[2],$parts[3],$parts[1]))
            return true;
        else
        return false;
    }
    else
        return false;
}

What is Big Data?

Everyone is talking about Big Data.

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Business opportunists in big data-Inc

How Big data got so big- Newyork times

But it’s not just hype.The worlds data is doubling every 1.2 years.There are 7 billion people in the world.5 billion of them own a cell phone. Each day we send over 11 billion texts. Watch over 2.8 billion youtube videos and perform 5 billion google search and we are not consumming IT.

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“Pooch-O” new mobile app book GPS-Fitted auto

New App lets delhi residents book gps-fitted auto rickshaws “PoochO”.

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Pooch-O Feature:-

Location of the Auto: Users can view the location of the autos nearest to them as well as the distance of the auto from the users’ location.
Call the auto driver: Users can call the auto drivers directly on their personal mobile nos. and check if they are free and willing for a trip.
Estimated Fare: Users can get the estimated fare of their trip by feeding in their origin and destination points.
Estimated travel distance: Users can also find out the estimated travel distance by feeding in their origin and destination points.
Estimated travel time: The app will also give the estimated time of travel on feeding in the origin and destination points.
Traffic Update: Users can get the details of the traffic condition of the selected route.
Track the auto: Users can track the auto and check if it is coming towards them or not once the booking is confirmed.
Send user location: Through the app the users can also send their location details to the auto driver if they are unable to explain where exactly they are waiting.