By Harry Fuecks

As a personal home page developer, there are specific difficulties you’re virtually certain to face. producing charts and graphs, changing HTML files to PDF format—PHP is supplied to deal with all of those, yet arising with the simplest implementation might be tough! Now, rather than trawling via message forums and mailing lists for the reply, you could simply crack open The personal home page Anthology!

The Hypertext Preprocessor Anthology is a whole reference consultant for any personal home page developer --hobbyist or professional-- that can assist you write higher, speedier and safer code that solves universal difficulties. the writer, Harry Fuecks, has compiled over a hundred best-practice strategies that any developer will locate worthy whilst development content material administration platforms, intranets, procuring carts or the rest.

The first booklet within the Hypertext Preprocessor Anthology will enable you to:

- write really moveable code

- paintings with PHP’s item orientated Programming (OOP) beneficial properties, with out a machine technological know-how measure

- make the most of MySQL’s little-known "FULLTEXT" seek facility, fix MySQL tables, backup your database and stay away from SQL injection assaults

- fetch documents over a community utilizing PHP’s FTP positive factors, create zipped data and achieve entry to the neighborhood dossier process

- validate and clear out person submitted content material, and steer clear of cross-site scripting hacks

- produce expert charts and graphs, and create thumbnails and watermark photographs

- ship e-mail utilizing Hypertext Preprocessor, together with HTML electronic mail with attachments and embedded photographs

- create seek engine pleasant URLs so your websites can get spidered

- create expert blunders dealing with exercises

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The broader your knowledge, the lower the risk of failure when you land that big project. com/article/758 A tutorial that explains the importance of writing scripts with register_globals switched off. php Zend provides a walk-through of the main functions available for working with strings. com/Server_Side/PHP/StringTheory/ DevShed offers an in depth look at strings, going as far as Posix extended regular expressions. 22 2 Object Oriented PHP The object oriented paradigm is an approach to programming that’s intended to encourage the development of maintainable and well structured applications.

Php $variable = 'This is not an array'; foreach ($variable as $key => $value) { echo $key . ' : ' . php on line 4 Semantic errors usually result in a Warning error message like this one. Environment Errors Environment errors occur when a system that’s external to a PHP script causes a problem. For example, your MySQL server might have been down at the point at which your PHP script tried to connect to it. Perhaps you specified an incorrect path to a file you wanted to open, so PHP was unable to find the file.

Syntax errors can get particularly confusing in the case of large if-else or while statements where, for example, you’ve forgotten a closing parenthesis. Perhaps you have a long listing that’s interspersed by blocks of HTML; finding that missing curly brace may be extremely difficult. However, as your coding technique improves and you start to take advantage of classes, breaking your code up into discrete blocks within which the code is short and easy to read, you’ll find locating syntax errors much easier.

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