Basic PHP Programming

Your guide to basic PHP Programming

Create a game using PHP.

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Who says php programmers can’t be game programmers? Of course they can! But do not expect them to create a Grand Theft Auto kind of game out of php coding. They can’t. All they can make are simple, yet fun games such as quizzes, sudoku and puzzles. LizQuiz is a downloadable snippet, wherein you can just change the variables you will use for the quiz you are making. You can configure the quiz using an XML file, so you don’t need a database to store your pool of questions. You can even add multiple answers to a single question if the question sees fit. You can get the snippet here.

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December 25th, 2014 at 4:58 am

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PHP and Math

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PHP at heart is a great language used to make high speed and massive number-crunching a cinch. This is how cashier machines rack up values for your groceries, and how your school administration computer system quickly racks up students’ scores and averages for the year. Sometimes, this is also how some sports writers make predictions on which athlete or team will come out on top by feeding the players’ stats into the system. This is also how your accountants sometimes get the lowdown on your taxes for the year. On a larger scale, this is also how some apps allow you to blog, upload and more.

Basic math operations like adding subtracting, multiplying and dividing just need a few lines of code to get computations running. All you need do is assign numerical values to the variables in the text string, and off you go! It can also get the average of a set of numbers, and make geometric computations.

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December 18th, 2014 at 1:18 am

PHP and the Web

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PHP has many features that are designed particularly for Web site use. PHP interacts with HTML forms so that PHP can display on HTML and it also has the ability to process the information that users type in. PHP acts like a body-guard or bouncer of sorts and it secures Web pages. It allows the developer to create secure Web pages with features that requires users to enter a valid username and password before they can view the content. PHP also communicates with databases so they can both store and retrieve information from and to the users. Brilliant, isnt it?

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December 11th, 2014 at 1:03 am

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PHP programming language

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PHP now known as “PHP Hypertext Preprocessor”, but originally “Personal Home Page Tools” is a widely used open-source programming language used primarily for server-side applications, to develop dynamic web content such as the MediaWiki software. It can be seen as an open source alternative to Microsoft’s Active Server Pages (ASP) system and to the CGI/Perl system.

Its ease of use and similarity with the most common structured programming languages, most notably C and Perl, allows most experienced programmers to start developing complex applications with a minimal learning curve. It also enables experienced developers to get involved with dynamic web content applications without having to learn a whole new set of functions and practices.

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December 3rd, 2014 at 11:39 pm

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What’s up with Mashup?

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Mashup, in technological context, refers to a web application that makes use of a combination or mixture of data from two or more sources. This combination is then put together into one single device. A good example for this is the integration of cartographic data from Google Maps to real-estate facts, thus producing a different and fresh web service which is otherwise not provided by either or both sources. Consequently, the end-product of mashup is data or code that can be applied for software purposes.

Interestingly, mashup originated from a certain application in pop music, especially hip-hop in which a special song is created by combining two or more other songs.

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November 26th, 2014 at 11:15 pm

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Using a WYSIWYG editor.

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Editing or creating a php page can lead to migraines and irregular sleeps due to the complicated nature of its coding. However, you can actually save time (and get more sleeps too!) if you will use a WYSIWYG php editor. WYSIWYG stands for “What You See Is What You Get” and it is basically a visual editor. It was made specifically for those who wish to make web pages but do not know anything about coding. TinyMCE is a nice program for those who wish to make websites using javascript, html and php. You can even control the pictures you are going to use in the website you are making, allowing you to preview and move the pictures as freely as possible—of course, without the hassle of inputting codes you cannot understand.

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November 19th, 2014 at 11:11 pm

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Careers in PHP

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small__2681686220So you know PHP, and you’re not afraid to use it. Congratulations! This already puts you a step ahead so many people in the job market. Can you make a career with your PHP knowledge?

Well, at present, it’s a yes and a no. There are two paths you can elect to take: the freelancer path, or the employed-by-a-big-company path. Let’s look at both.

As a more conventional approach, knowing PHP makes you employable by big Fortune 500 companies. While the pay can indeed be good, there may be more demanded of you. Aside from the conventions and obligations that come with a desk job, you may also need to learn other programming languages.

As a freelancer, however, the workload may not be as heavy. Be aware, though, that the pay may not be very big, and most jobs will be contractual. It will be a big help to keep in touch with a network of freelancers to help you out and that you can help them in return.

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November 12th, 2014 at 10:46 pm

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Why PHP? 3

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What more benefits of using PHP? Cant the list be longer? Okay, okay Im getting to it.

PHP is customizable. Again, a nod to its being open source. That fact allows programmers access to core elements of the language (to the point of letting them extend the language) to modify the PHP software as needed to suit their own needs. This way, PHP softwares are always getting improvements. Imagine, a thousand of programmers working on the PHP code making the program dynamic just perfect for the constantly changing Web.

Whew. Is that it? The last three posts are just the base, and more of the icing on the next posts.

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November 5th, 2014 at 10:37 pm

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Starting Php

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Here are some helpful basics on PHP.
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Begin, at all times, a PHP page with “.” and use “;” at the end of a variable. Before manually starting phpmyadmin to make your PHP program run properly, be ready to set up PHP, PHPTriad first. Next, to enable your php program to function, bring a php page in a .php wing. And lastly, don’t forget that security is the main requirement in using this type of PHP language. In developing a page with PHP, high level of security is necessary. It is also very important to note that if you really want your program to operate, follow instructions to the letter. With this type of system, accuracy is the key. Programming is not really hard. , nowadays, almost anyone can learn the skill. There are tutorials online that should be boosted by a one’s interest. Perseverance entails to a learner reading tutorial lessons and later try out some actual programming.

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October 29th, 2014 at 10:30 pm

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PHP’s Enterprise Strengths and Weaknesses, Take 2

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PHP was designed to solve what I (and others, such as PHP’s creator, Rasmus Ledorf) call “The Web Problem,” by which we mean the challenges found in the creation of dynamic server-side applications on the Internet or on an intranet.

PHP was created to–and continues to evolve to–solve this single problem, which perhaps is the biggest reason why it’s been a (if not “the”) Internet programming language of choice for such a long time. In fact, PHP is the fourth most popular programming language in the world, according to the TIOBE Programming Community Index, above C++, Perl, Python and Ruby. (In all fairness, this probably represents the reality that more people are writing web applications and are turning to a language designed to solve that problem.)

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October 22nd, 2014 at 9:48 pm

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