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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. 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. 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. * PHP Article Index
The easiest way to find articles you are looking for is to check this complete list categorized by subject.
4. PHP Superglobal Variables and Register_Globals
PHP has a special kind of variable which is called a superglobal. The reason these variables are special is because they are automatically available to any PHP program without the programmer creating or defining them in his program. You can think of them as built-in variables.
5. 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.
6. 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.
7. 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.
8. 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.
9. The PHP Global Statement
One way to make an outside variable available to a function is to use the PHP global statement. The global statement brings the outside variable into the function code so you can use the variable.
10. 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.
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