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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. Personal Activities Calendar Program - Collect Data Into Your PHP Program With An HTML Web Form
In the last tutorial, we began an activities calendar program written in PHP and we created a database table to store information about scheduled activities and events. The next step is to create an HTML web form that we can use to collect the specifics about new activities.
2. 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.
3. 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.
4. The PHP Break Statement
The PHP break statement is placed within the code of a loop statement to cause your program to break out of the loop statement. Below is an example of a break statement that has been added to a loop statement.
5. The PHP Return Statement
The PHP return statement is used to tell a PHP function to send information back to the calling program. This can be useful in many ways.
6. 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.
7. 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.
8. 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.
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. 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.
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