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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. PHP Notices and How To Stop Them
First of all, a notice is not the same as an error message. If your program causes an error message, the program will stop right there and will not finish. However, notices do not stop the program. The notice is printed to the browser and the program continues. Here is how to stop this.

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. 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.

4. 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.

5. PHP Weblog Applications -- Working Examples
A weblog is simply a database driven program similar to the program that we use here at BellaOnline to display our articles. A weblog works basically the same way. These two PHP weblog applications are free to download and use. Take a look at and compare them. Its a great way to learn from others.

6. 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.

7. * PHP Article Index - Database
Articles and tutorials and projects about working with PHP and databases - check this list categorized by subject.

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. Personal Activities Calendar Program - INSERT SQL Statement and mysql_query( ) Function
Now we will write the INSERT sql statement and mysql_query( ) function that will create the new record in the activities table for the Personal Activities Calendar Program.

10. Personal Activities Calendar Program - What Goes Into MySQL Database Tables - 2
Now that we all know what database we will be using and connect to that database, we will start to discuss how to add a new table to a database. Your first step is to decide what information you need to store in your database.

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