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Here are the top ten articles for the PHP Site! These rankings are live and get reset at the beginning of each month, so check back often to see what your fellow visitors are most interested in!
1. Book Review – PHPEclipse A User Guide by Shu-Wai Chow
This book by Shu-Wai Chow will show you how to install, setup and use PHPEclipse which is a popular open source IDE (integrated development environment) for PHP programmers.
2. The PHP fread( ), filesize( ) and file_get_contents( ) Functions
We will use the fread( ), filesize( ) and file_get_contents( ) functions to read the contents of a file into a string.
3. Book Review – Object-Oriented PHP, Concepts, Techniques and Code by Peter Lavin
Object-Oriented PHP by Peter Lavin is a good book for any traditional/procedural PHP programmer who wants to switch to object-oriented PHP and also for programmers who want to switch from PHP 4 to PHP 5.
4. How To Set A Default Value For An Argument Variable In A PHP Function
In this tutorial, you will learn how to use a default value for an argument variable in a PHP function. This default value is used by the function only if there is no value for the argument variable passed to the function in the function call.
5. Joining Character Strings with PHP String Operators
There are two string operators for joining character strings in PHP; the concatenating assignment operator and the concatenation operator.
6. The PHP Static Statement
The magic of the PHP static statement is that it allows a function to remember the value of a local variable for the next time the function is called. In this tutorial you will learn how to use the PHP static statement to give a PHP function some memory.
7. The PHP Associative Array
An associative array uses index keys but these keys are not numeric as in the regular array. The keys in an associative array are usually character strings.
8. Say Hello World With PHP
If you have read the first two tutorials in this series you should have everything installed on your computer that you will need to write and test your PHP programs. So let's get started.
9. How To Increment and Decrement In PHP
One of the most frequently used code in PHP or any programming language is the code that will increment or decrement the value of a variable. This code or expression is used in programs as simple as a page counter or as complicated as credit card processing.
10. The PHP For Statement
The for statement is used to control a loop within your PHP program. It works like the while and do..while statements that we discussed in previous tutorials. The for statement tests an expression. If that expression is true the program will execute the task within the loop. Here is the basic code.
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