Top Ten php Articles

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. 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.

2. 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.

3. 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.

4. 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.

5. 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.

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. 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.

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

10. 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.

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