PHP Articles

PHP Firm Zend Lands $20 Million

Zend develops products for PHP development, and the company just hauled in $20 million in Series D Funding; a “strong candidate” for the open CEO job may be named in the coming weeks.

Adobe PHP SDK Takes An Update

After releasing the unofficial Adobe software development kit for PHP this week, Adobe’s Mike Potter noted that a few tweaks were needed with the SDK.

Web Services and PHP

Have you ever wanted to enrich your site with information from Google, Amazon, eBay, or one of the many other sites that provide web services through SOAP?

Review: PHP 5 in Practice

As some of my readers know, I’m stuck in Perl. I started my web site with Perl and it’s so completely dependent upon it now that I can’t imagine changing.

Getting to Know WordPress

If you use WordPress, here are two useful resources that will help you get to know the blog platform better.

Cleaning up Your Inputs in PHP

Cleaning up your inputs from $_POST, $GET and $_REQUEST is an important task if you’re looking at security of your PHP applications.

Form Checking – Verifying Name Using PHP Ereg
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One important use of Regular Expressions (Regex) is to verify fields submitted via a form. In this article, we attempt to write an expression that is able to verify the user’s first name, middle name, last name or just names in general.

PHP Pagination with MySQL
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It is extremely common these days to make results display across multiple pages. Some examples are maybe browsing through picture galleries, store products, blog entries, etc.

Installing PHP on IIS 5.1 (Windows XP Pro)
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Before we begin any installation steps, the first thing we will need to do is download the PHP zip file from PHP.net (www.php.net/downloads.php). The version available at the time of this publishing is 5.1.4.

Introduction To Regular Expressions In PHP
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In Linux and Unix, the syntax that is commonly used by many applications for specifying text patterns is known as regular expressions or in short form – regex.

In Praise of PHP

In the ever-changing world of programming languages, rife with emerging technologies and new methodologies, it is rare for a language to dominate.

Apache and PHP

I had a call yesterday with someone looking for help with Php. I explained that I don’t do any Php and probably wouldn’t be able to help. He countered with “Well, it’s really Apache, not Php.”

PHP Roadmap
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We expect our readers to have a more than firm handle on what PHP is, but for completeness-sake: PHP (a recursive acronym of PHP: Hypertext Pre-processor) is an open source, server-side web-scripting language for creating dynamic pages.

Building A New Website In PHP

New website owners and existing website owners alike consistently make a very common, yet extremely costly mistake.

Using RSS Feeds to Provide Content for Your Website

Search engines love websites that are continuously updated with fresh content. As a website owner, if you want to achieve or maintain a good search engine ranking, then your goal should be to continually provide updated keyword-based content on a regular basis to your website.

Google Talk Themes

Ever since the new avatar/themed version of Google Talk came out, people have been creating themes for it, many of them pretty cool. Lets try to run them down.

Variables in PHP

This is part 1 in a series of articles.

Using PHP for Website Navigation, Explained
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PHP can be very useful in your webiste design, I use PHP for my websites difficult functions such as forums, blogs, chat, user forms, and shopping cart interface.

Excellent hack for K2 WordPress theme

One of the things I continue to find a bit tricky with WordPress and the customized K2 theme I have on this blog is tweaking the sidebar to include or exclude elements on certain pages.

PHP, Internet Business Marketing, & Good Web Content Go Hand In Hand

Everyone has heard that content is king when it comes to search engine optimization and just good old plain web site marketing smarts.

Yahoo Encodes PHP Developer Center

PHP creator Rasmus Lerdorf works for Yahoo, and now his programming creation is part of Yahoo’s Developer Network.