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1. * PHP Article Index
The easiest way to find articles you are looking for is to check this complete list categorized by subject.

2. 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.

3. The PHP fopen( ) and fclose( ) Functions and Modes
The fopen( ) and fclose( ) PHP filesystem functions and their modes are used together to open, and then close, an existing file that is part of your website or to generate a new file.

4. 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.

5. 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.

6. 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.

7. 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.

8. 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.

9. 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.

10. Personal Activities Calendar Program – Use the PHP include() Statement to Check Input Data
There are other ways to compartmentalize sections of code, for example, you can create a class or simply use the PHP include() statement. Because this is a beginner´s tutorial series, let´s discuss the include( ) statement method.



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