PHP Web Development Tutorials

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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....
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...
If you want to validate a form without submitting it, you can use two methods, one is pure client side JavaScript and the other being a mix of JavaScript and server-side scripting which can be PHP,ASP.JSP,Perl or anything for that matter. First I will give an example of pure JavaScript...
Well, I always had a problem identifying my MP3 files because of their vague filenames like, "Track 1.mp3" or "Bryan Adams 1.mp3", I was wondering whether I could rename the file depending upon the MP3 tags, so I came with up this script with reads MP3 tags and renames the file according to the...
I never recommend using " (double quotes) when programming with PHP. Always use ' (single quotes) unless you need the features of " (double quotes). You might think it's much easier to write code as: echo "Today is the $day of $month"; However, using single quotes forces variables to be...
The PHP Extension and Application Repository (PEAR) is an open source structured library of packages for PHP developers. These packages provide routines which solve problems PHP developers regularly face: sending structured e-mail (such as an HTML attachment), interacting with different databases...
The code snippet below will pick up a random image from the server and sends it to the browser. Try it out. <?php if($_GET){ $folder=$_GET; }else{ $folder='/images/'; } //path to image dir
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 =...
Sometimes we need to find the number of items, located inside an array.Let's take this array as example, $a=1; $a=3; $a=4; $a=5; here the total item count is 4, but when you use count() function you get 3. So I wrote a small function which counts array elements, even recursively. ...
If you have PHP4 working on your server, and have heard that PHP5 may screw up things. Here's how to have both running alongside. #!/bin/sh # PHP5 CGI Installer for cPanel/WHM Servers VERSION=5.0.4 cd /usr/src wget -O php.tbz2...
Morse code is a method for transmitting information, using standardized sequences of short and long elements, for the letters, numerals, punctuation and special characters of a message. The short and long elements can be formed by sounds, marks or pulses, and are commonly known as "dots" and...
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. ...
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...
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, $arr = array('PHP','Perl', 'JavaScript','AJAX', 'Python','ASP', 'C#'); 1. Using a simple for loop // using for loop ...
Recently, an obscure detail in the way PHP processes strings came to my attention. This is processed by code that checks for simple lists (like 1. blah 2. blah, or - blah - blah, etc.). However, an innocent call to in_array($x, array('1.', '0.')) had surprising and unexpected results: our...
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...
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...
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...
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...