Basic PHP Programming

Your guide to basic PHP Programming

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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Keeping it Clean

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Many experts say it again and again, to keep your pages consistent so your users do get the feel of professionalism and hard work that was placed into making your page. With the web and design becoming easier and easier it tends to slip the people making them that consistency is one of the factors that makes a web page great and one that is sure to keep users coming back.

Inconsistent design makes pages look gaudy and sways possible re-visits from happening. With the incursion of social media and other web components such as widgets that clutter up the place it makes for one messy page indeed. Keep it clean and organized, besides you end up having to weave through the clutter in the event of problems as you try to fix them.

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October 15th, 2014 at 9:35 pm

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PHP and your files

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PHP is like a secretary.

Im really liking these analogies Im using (yeah, Im weird that way). Anyway, as I was saying PHP has the ability to interact with your file system. It means that PHP can write and reads into any file in your directories and files that are on your local hard disk (or other computers if theyre in a network). Aside from that, if a file doesnt exist, PHP can create that file, directories, and copy files. It can also rename and/or delete files and change their attributes. If you want to create a back-up then PHP can do it for you.

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October 8th, 2014 at 8:38 pm

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Getting PHP Programming Careers

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PHP or hypertext processor is a script language used to design web development. Generally, PHP is identified to be a programming language and is learnt widely by programming enthusiasts. There are two ways to get a job after mastering PHP. It is either getting hired by a large company or work as a freelancer. Getting a desk job offers rewarding compensation. However, it also demands tiring and complex obligations and learning other programming languages. Nevertheless, a chance of getting a highly paid salary is fixed. The second option for PHP programmers is to work as a freelancer. The demand for work is not as high and complex compared to those that work in big companies. It can also help them connect with other freelancers in the network that can offer help when needed. However, monthly income is not guaranteed compared to an office job as freelance workloads come in contractual basis.

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October 1st, 2014 at 7:46 pm

Blogger syndication with PHP

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Blogger is equipped with a superb interface used to tidy up blog entries as well as facilitate endorsement of a blog to attain a better position in its niche. This application only requires an uncomplicated SimpleXML set transported with an entire PHP system, along with some understanding of the Google Blogger API and a small part of PHP scripting to come up with the needed HTML code.

Blogger interface is so excellent that it should be put to full use when promoting a blog because with this method, one need not install blog software on a web server anymore since it is already inbuilt with Blogger. This way the web site owner saves time and effort, plus he is able to maintain his MySQL database allowance and set it aside for better and more advanced use in the future.

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September 24th, 2014 at 6:48 pm

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