Rapid Application Development with CodeIgniter

2010-05-25T22:29:47+00:00 February 17th, 2008|PHP|

When it comes to PHP, there are a lot of options for frameworks. Some focus on simplifying your application code, while others improve your application portability, and others still simply help you code quicker. Today I'll introduce you to CodeIgniter, a framework that does all three. CodeIgniter is an MVC application framework for PHP that gives you a consistent structure for your application, takes care of common tasks and helps you implement complex functionality with minimal effort.

Valentine's Day Fun with PHP and GD

2010-05-19T23:06:07+00:00 February 14th, 2008|PHP|

Some of you may be familiar with Paul Reinheimer’s funcaday.com. Every day, the site lists a new PHP function, including the function prototype, description, uses and further notes. On Valentine’s [...]

Practical PHP Performance

2010-05-25T22:30:04+00:00 February 13th, 2008|PHP|

When it comes to building web applications in PHP, performance isn't typically a major concern. Features, usability and any business concerns are considered a greater priority, as they can be better demonstrated and visualised. Performance graphs don't make the boss's day. So, why should you as a PHP developer, worry about performance? Quite a few reasons, in fact...

Building Desktop Applications in PHP

2010-05-25T22:33:40+00:00 February 9th, 2008|PHP|

So, you’re a hotshot PHP developer. You’ve written a lot of code powering some pretty cool websites; maybe you’ve even written some public / open source scripts that other developers are using. You’ve been through it all with the web, from basic database hacks to battling with inconsistent browser rendering, and now you want to have a go at something different.

Find your next PHP gig

2008-02-09T06:00:41+00:00 February 9th, 2008|PHP|

So, you’re an experienced PHP developer and you’re looking for your next gig. There are a lot of job boards out there, especially for freelancers, but it’s hard to value [...]