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Kim Turns Microsoft Toward Open Source?

Kim Cameron, what are you doing (he just announced that he got Microsoft’s InfoCards working on WordPress and PHP and is having a conversation with lots of people in the community)?

At A Glance: ASP.net vs. PHP
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In the world of web development, the choice of which development language to use commonly comes down to two popular choices.

Protecting Against SQL Injection With PHP And MYSQL

Security is important for all developers, but more so when combining two of the most popular Database and Web Programming technologies.

PHP: Easy Dynamic Websites

PHP is the most popular scripting language on the web, and the reason for that is how easy it makes it to create dynamic websites quickly.

Taking Advantage of Open Source PHP MySQL Applications

One obvious solution is to approach a software development company and obtain a custom built product.

ASP vs. PHP
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When building web sites, ASP and PHP are very popular languages. Here’s my opinion on whether ASP or PHP is best.

Both ASP and PHP are languages used to build Dynamic Web sites that can interact with Databases and exchange information. ASP (Active Server Pages) is from Microsoft and is used with IIS (Internet Information Server) that runs on Microsoft Servers. PHP (PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor) is from Rasmus Lerdorf, who originally designed this parsing language which was later modified by different people. It runs on Unix and Linux servers and it also has an NT server version.

Calculating the Difference Between Two Dates Using PHP
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Suppose you want to know the age of a person given her birth date. Let’s say her birth date is “09-23-1969″. Although in this case you might say that we don’t need a program to compute the age, but assume there are 1000s of records in your database and for every person you have to print a report like:

Technorati Delivering Unwanted Foreign Results

Is it just me or do blog search engines deliver horrible results? Possibly someone out there can point me to a blog search engine that doesn’t include so many spammy blogs in their database.

How To Use the Yahoo Geocoding API in PHP

You know you’ve got some cool APIs when Rasmus takes the time to write some code against them and then show the world how easy it is: GeoCool! …

Google Pushes Services To PHP Coders

The search engine company sent an executive to keynote the wrapup of the Zend/PHP Conference and Expo; Adam Bosworth noted the move to web services in his talk.

Aspect-Oriented Programming and PHP

Time is passing and the requirements for the developed systems and projects become much more large-scale and complicated.

Make a search engine for your website with PHP

This hands on PHP Programming article provides the knowledge necessary to design and develop a search engine for your website using PHP version 4.0 and above.

Using Cookies with PHP

Using cookies in PHP is a fairly easy task. As you know, you can store information in a cookie that can be used later on.

PHP:Form Series – Validators & Client-side Validation

Welcome to the first part of a new two-part series on the PHP:Form web component. In this part, I will give you an introduction to PHP:Form, its features, and why it is so useful. I will also discuss the inbuilt validators that PHP:Form supports.

Generating a Random Number in PHP
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Sometimes you need to generate unique random numbers if you want to assign IDs to your members or assign unique values to your shopping cart items.

Site Personalization With PHP

Your HTML files can work as PHP scripts. Take any HTML file you have and rename it to a PHP extension. (So for example, if your HTML file is named sales.html, rename it to sales.php).

How PHP Can Help Save You Time And Mistakes

Here’s a really simple way… to maintain and speed up your web site development.

For Automated Sites PHP and MySQL are A Perfect Match

You’ve decided to automate your web site. Now what? Here are some ideas to help you choose how to automate your site.

PHP & Account Activation

When a user signs up at your website, you may want to verify their email address so you aren’t getting bogus accounts in your database.

Some PHP Functions You Must Know

PHP is a widely-used general-purpose scripting language that is especially suited for Web development and can be embedded into HTML.

EMEA Ditching Perl, Python, PHP?

A spring 2005 survey of developers in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa finds a dropoff in their use of those three languages.