PHP Web Development Tutorials

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At some point, most developers have a need to create graphs. I've known some to get frustrated and end up exporting the data to a spreadsheet, rather than relying upon the graphing capabilities of Open Office or Excel. That can be the way to go in certain cases, but not because there's no...
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PDO or PHP Data Objects is a data abstraction layer, i.e. it provides uniform methods to access different types of databases, as a result switching between or moving to a different database system is relatively easier. So, in simple language the code to access a SQLite db will also work for MySQL...
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Most applications like browsers, text editors, etc. come built in with spelling suggestions, they highlight a possible incorrect English word (any language for that matter) and offers a list of suggestions when clicked or selected. Even, search engines provide spelling suggestions. Even you...
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PHPExcel project provides a set of classes, which allow us to Read, Write and Create Excel documents in PHP. File formats, supported by PHPExcel are .xls, .xlsx, CSV, .ods, Gnumeric, PDF and HTML. Requirements for PHPExcel: PHP version >= 5.2.0 PHP extensions php_zip,php_xml,php_gd2...
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Memcached is a high-performance open-source caching solution, generally used to improve web application performance by avoiding round-trips to RDBMS, to know more about memcached read Faster Webapps With Memcached. In this article we'll discuss about installing and using memcached in PHP. A PHP...
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Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3) is a low-cost & high-availability storage service provided by Amazon Web Services. It's very efficient and cheap, it allows you to store as much as you want and there is no limit, you pay for what you use and you pay as you go, there is no commitment. You can...
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Most of us have know PHP as a language used for web development, but it is also being used for writing backend processing scripts, backup scripts, deferred processing scripts etc. for a long time but still not as much as other scripting languages as Perl, Python, or Ruby. But if you are a PHP...
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File Transfer Protocol or popularly known as FTP has been a de facto standard for transferring files for many years, can be used in many programs / utilities like backup programs, etc. PHP is being increasingly used in writing scripts for maintenance and other purposes and the FTP extensions...
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Creates a class that acts as a string wrapper similar to Java and C#. Background Php doesn't do types so I created a class to act as a wrapper to provide a faux type for strings The Code The code is designed so that you can create text variables which have there own methods that you...
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Parsing HTML has always been a tough cookie even for seasoned programmers, but nowadays parsing HTML is extensively used for scraping websites, crawling, error detection websites, and many other useful purposes. In this article we'll be looking into parsing HTML using PHP, for this purpose I...
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Recently i had to implement a file split-er in PHP and was shocked find how LESS pre written scripts are available for the task. So thought of writing a quick one myself. If you just want the code, I have a fully featured php script hosted at github Just download it there and well CONTRIBUTE :)...
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These days, i'm kinda into hot stuff each day but kinda not having time to document all those. So here I got a little time, let's skip the bla bla. What exactly is real-time updating means? Have you ever seen how php output is shown on the browser? No matter what length code or how many loops...
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CURL is a command line tool for sending and receiving files or other data with URL syntax.CURL supports many protocols for example HTTP, FTP, HTTPS, TELNET, etc. When it comes to PHP/CURL, it is a module that allow us to use libcurl PHP library. Uses We can use PHP/CURL for HTTP form based...
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Several protocols like POP3, IMAP and LDAP are supported. Various databases like Oracle, MySQL, PostgreSQL, Informix, Sybase, and SQL server can be easily integrated. Uses of PHP The database modifications like insert, delete and element modification is possible using PHP The system...
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PHP tags Comments in PHP Executing PHP from command prompt Overview of variables Different PHP data types Scope of variables PHP tags The PHP tags are used by the user to divide the PHP code from the page elements. The content inside the tags is used and remaining is ignored by the...
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We shall understand about the following loops in PHP. For loop statement The while loop The do while loop The foreach loop The continue statement The break statement For loop statement
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Constants Operators in PHP Constants The name allocated to a value is known as constant. The value is fixed and cannot be modified by the user. It is case sensitive. The name of the constant starts with a letter, following numbers, letters, or underscores. It is case sensitive. The following...
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The elements in array are stored in an ordered format. The mapping of the elements is in key value pair. User can define the length of the array. There are different types of arrays in PHP. They are as listed below: Numeric array: It defines an array with a numeric index. User can access and...
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Strings in PHP are similar to the ones used in other languages. They define a group of characters combined together to form a string. There are several string functions which can be easily used for data manipulation. User does not to perform separate installation. There are various...
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The use of function is similar to other language functions, take one or more parameters as input, process and provide the corresponding result. The block of code to be used more frequently is added inside the functions. The execution of function is dependent on two points as create the function and...
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