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PHP, being the most popular scripting language, has lots of documentation, tutorials and resources about itself. And, as a feature-rich language, it is possible to accomplish many tasks by default from handling e-mails to images, PDFs to database connections, etc. However, there are high-quality and free PHP classes and libraries which helps you get more like: good looking charts form validation parsing feeds better image or database handling and more. Here is a collection 40+ totally free PHP classes and libraries that every PHP developer would love to bookmark: Content
One of the most important tasks any developer needs to do often is back up their MySQL database. In many cases, the database is what drives most of the site. While most web hosts do a daily backup of a customer's database, relying on them to make backups and provide them at no cost is risky to say the least. That's why I've created a database backup function that I can call whenever I want -- including nightly CRONs. The PHP & MySQL Code Of course, you'll need to provide database credentials to the function, as well as an array of tables you'd like to backup.
PHP is the most widely-used language for programming on the web. Here are thirty best practices for beginners wanting to gain a firmer grasp of the fundamentals. Editor’s Note: The “Best Practices” series has been my baby for three articles now. However, due to my focus on the CI video series , I’ve decided to hand off this next entry to Glen. Having said that, I’m not very good at keeping my mouth shut!
In the early days of PHP programming, PHP code was limited to being procedural in nature. Procedural code is characterized by the use of procedures for the building blocks of the application. Procedures offer a certain level of reuse by allowing procedures to be called by other procedures. However, without object-oriented language constructs, a programmer can still introduce OO characteristics into PHP code. It's a tad more difficult and can make the code more difficult to read because it's mixing paradigms (procedural language with pseudo-OO design).