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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. An Introduction to phpMyAdmin for Databases
Once you are ready to use a database in your PHP programs, you have a few options available to you for creating and working with databases. You can write your own PHP programs that will set up the database and its tables or you can use a prewritten program such as phpMyAdmin.
2. Using HTML Form Variables with PHP
In this tutorial, we will take a look at how to pass the value of a variable from an HTML web form to a PHP program.
3. Getting Started with PHP – What is PHP?
This is Part 1 of a 3 part series called, “Getting Started with PHP”. The purpose of part 1.0 will be to introduce you to the ‘what’ and the ‘why’ of PHP before we get too deep into the ‘how’.
4. Personal Activities Calendar Program - Error Message For Missing Form Data
Let's work on handling the error message for our Activities Calendar Program. There are changes we need to make to the Activity Entry script and the Activity_Entry_Form function.
5. * PHP Article Index - Book Reviews
Reviews of the latest books that will give you the basic knowledge to be able to work with PHP, MySQL and other databases. Also working example PHP scripts.
6. 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.
7. 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.
8. Book Review – Mastering phpMyAdmin 2.8 by Marc Delisle
This book by Marc Delisle will teach you how to use phpMyAdmin, a popular open source program for working with a MySQL database using the phpMyAdmin user-friendly graphic interface.
9. How to Connect to the MySQL Server with the PHP mysql_connect Function
When you are ready to work with the MySQL database in your PHP programs, the first thing you must do is connect to (or identify yourself to) the MySQL server. Here is the PHP function you will use to open a connection to the MySQL server.
10. 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.
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