So, you're about to build an entire web application in PHP. You've worked out how you're going to do it, you've got a general idea what it'll look like, maybe [...]
I’m regularly reviewing candidates for PHP development positions, and I’ve noticed some very interesting trends with regard to the qualifications people list on their resumes. As with anything, here’s the [...]
The vast majority of PHP applications out there use native PHP files for configuration. One or more standard PHP files declares a number of variables used for configuration. Given the [...]
There’s always a bridge between textbook knowledge of programming – syntax, procedure etc. – and the real world knowledge that you get from actually developing real applications. Here are five [...]
Code reuse: a great boon for web development. With large repositories of PHP code out there, from snippet archives to class databases, PHP is arguably one of the best languages [...]
Web development is a world of rapid code modifications, instant deployment and immediate updates. Of course, maintaining the product of this web development can be as hectic as the web development is agile; with manual backups, quick database edits and tedious data migration and re-entry. In this tutorial, I'll show you how to use PHP-CLI, the command line interface for PHP, to get your maintenance under control using the technologies you're already familiar with. By the time you've finished this tutorial, you'll be able to build human-assisted backup systems, automatic report generators.