PHP Web Development Tutorials

PHP Web Development Tutorials and Articles
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I was wondering whether i could read the size of a directory using PHP. So i thought of making something which could help me read the size of the directory ,no. of directories and the no. of files in the given diretory. The function "getDirectorySize" will ignore link/shorcuts to files/directory....
Introduction Actually, this has been taken from my blog( and I re-updated the article for Go4expert. I am myself newbie to programming but still I have included here what I myself practice. This is just a basic guide to prevent basic flaws in your PHP based web apps....
Introduction The RGB color model is an additive model in which red, green, and blue (often used in additive light models) are combined in various ways to reproduce other colors. The name of the model and the abbreviation ‘RGB’ come from the three primary colors, red, green, and blue and the...
Say if you want to generate graph on your website using data from a data base, you might be wondering how to go about it. Well the best way I would do it is use free PHP GD library. Here is a class i wrote to generate a graph in a PNG image for me. class BarGraph { var $barWidth; var...
I am listing tips to improve your PHP code performance. There are few whom you can call as debatable but overall the code performance will surely increase. Following tips are written to save time and development cost (includes memory too) If a method can be static, declare it static. Speed...
While working with currency calculations, we often require to round a number to the nearest 10 or the nearest 50, like 407 should be 410. I've written a function which will do exactly that, it requires two parameters the number to the round, and the integer to be rounded to. The function is like...
Sometimes you just need to know what country your site visitors are coming from - for example, if you're trying to implement geo-targeted advertising. This article will show you how. Sometimes you just need to know what country your site visitors are coming from - for example, if you're trying...
Introduction XOR encryption is a trivially simple symmetric cipher which is used in many applications where security is not a defined requirement.Exclusive-OR encryption, while not a public-key system such as RSA, is almost unbreakable through brute force methods. It is susceptible to...
Introduction ROT13 ("rotate by 13 places", sometimes hyphenated ROT-13) is a simple Caesar cipher used in online forums as a means of hiding spoilers, punchlines, puzzle solutions, and offensive materials from the casual glance. ROT13 has been described as the "Usenet equivalent of a...
Recently, an obscure detail in the way PHP processes strings came to my attention. This is processed by code that checks for simple lists (like 1. blah 2. blah, or - blah - blah, etc.). However, an innocent call to in_array($x, array('1.', '0.')) had surprising and unexpected results: our...
password.class.php <?php /* * Simple password generator define ('PC_MINUS', 0x01); define ('PC_CAPITAL', 0x02); define ('PC_NUMBERS', 0x04); define ('PC_SPACES', 0x08);
Introduction PHP comes with an extensive catalog of date and time functions, all designed to let you easily retrieve temporal information, massage it into a format you require, and either use it in a calculation or display it to the user. However, if you'd like to do something more complicated,...
Many websites generate temporary password or some generate the Activiation code for verification of email. They send the mail with that code in it and so If you wonder how they do this here is a function to do this. Input : - Length of the Random string you wish to generate Output :- Random...
PHP can be used for a lot of different things, and is one of the most powerful scripting languages available on the web. Not to mention it's extremely cheap and widely used. However, one thing that PHP is lacking, and in fact most scripting languages are, is a way to update pages in real-time,...
Some web applications need to display numbers in words, like e-commerce, shopping web applications, so PEAR brings a package named Numbers_Words which converts numbers to words in 2 lines of PHP code. Checkout the example below. <?php require('Numbers/Words.php'); $number =...
I was wondering in how many ways can we iterate through an array in PHP. So, I figured out a few, here's it... Our Array, which we will be iterating on, $arr = array('PHP','Perl', 'JavaScript','AJAX', 'Python','ASP', 'C#'); 1. Using a simple for loop // using for loop ...
PHP is arguably the most popular scripting language for Web sites. This popularity comes with a price, however, and that is increased attention to various vulnerabilities in PHP itself and in the plethora of Web applications written in PHP. The security features built into PHP are weak, and the...
When it becomes necessary to compare two or more text files in UNIX, most developers reach for the diff program. This program, included by default in almost all UNIX distributions, compares the files line by line and displays the changes between them in a number of different output formats. ...
Exceptions are used to change the normal flow of a script if a specified error occurs.Exception handling is used to change the normal flow of the code execution if a specified error (exceptional) condition occurs. This condition is called an exception.when an exception is triggered the current code...
This is a guide, you will not have a stand-alone effect or file by the end of this guide, but you will - hopefully - have an understanding of the Unix timestamp that allows you a powerful form of managing your PHP applications. Note: This guide expects the reader to have an understanding on how...