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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. 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.

2. The PHP Date Function Format Chart
PHP date() function is one of the most useful built-in functions. Below is the syntax and description for the various format controls.

3. 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.

4. 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.

5. 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.

6. The PHP Array Function
A PHP array is a special type of variable that stores and organizes data. What makes an array variable special is that it can store more than one value; in fact, you can store as many values in one array as you need. It is very easy to create a new array using the PHP array function.

7. The MySQL Database and Rules for Using SQL Queries
How do you communicate with the MySQL server? You will use the SQL computer language and, like PHP, you can put the SQL code within the HTML code for your webpages.

8. Product Review PHP Architect Magazine
PHP Architect is a monthly magazine for the PHP web developer. Whatever your skill level in PHP, the magazine has something for you from the basic skills in PHP web development to PEAR and Zend.

9. 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.

10. A Custom Configuration File For PHP Programs
You want your PHP program to be usable and customizable for anyone. You need an easy way for any end user of your program to use his own host, username and password. So hard-coding into the program code is not a good idea. A better idea is to place the code in a special configuration file.

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