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PHPMaster.com: Defining and Using Functions in PHP

PHPMaster.com: Defining and Using Functions in PHP
PHPMaster.com has a new article for those new to the PHP language posted this morning - an introduction to using functions and making your code more reusable.Let's start by defining the word "function." A function is a self-contained piece of code which carries out a particular task (or function!). A key benefit of using functions is that they are reusable; if you have a task that needs to be performed a number of times, a function is an ideal solution. They can be either defined by you or by PHP (PHP...

Site News: Blast from the Past - One Year Ago in PHP

Site News: Blast from the Past - One Year Ago in PHP
Here's what was popular in the PHP community one year ago today:Dave Marshall's Blog: Notes from porting ruby to php CodeIgniter.com: CodeIgniter in 2011: Reactor, Core, & UserVoice Christoph Dorn's Blog: FirePHP 1.0 in 5 Steps Label Media Blog: Design Patterns in PHP - Strategy Pattern Satya Prakash's Blog: PHP is not Java Community News: PHP Unconference Europe 2011 OpenSky Blog: Inheritance in PHP, or why you want to use an Interface or an Abstract class... Richard Smaizys' Blog: Improve your code...

The Debate on Remote Work for Web Developers - Lately in PHP podcast episode 18

The Debate on Remote Work for Web Developers - Lately in PHP podcast episode 18
The Debate on Remote Work for Web Developers - Lately in PHP podcast episode 18 By Manuel Lemos The recently published article on attracting talented Web developers by offering remote job positions raised an interesting debate on the challenges, advantages and disadvantages of this way of working. This debate was the main topic of discussion of the episode 18 of the Lately in PHP podcast with Manuel Lemos and Ernani Joppert, who were joined by CAsar Rodas. CAsar is a top PHPClasses contributor that has...

Because It's Fun!

Because It's Fun!
Twelve years ago, computers were a mystery to me, but a friend of mine showed me how I could just go down to the computer parts store, pick out a motherboard, CPU, RAM, hard drive, power supply, &c., and put it together myself. It was so empowering! Those mysterious black boxes that our lives depend on were one step less mysterious. I learned how to download Linux and install it myself for freea-athen, FreeBSD and OpenBSD. Then, I was building my own servers. Now, the whole web server/Internet thing was...

Gimme Bar+TwitterFeed+PHP = One-click Syndication

Gimme Bar+TwitterFeed+PHP = One-click Syndication
I recently set up a new Twitter account that shares links to some of the smaller stories I come across in my news reading for PHPDeveloper.org called @phpquickfix. I recently had started playing with Gimme Bar more and wondered how easy it'd be to set it up as a backend repository for some links. Thanks to some hints from other blog posts, it was super easy to set up a aoone click syndicationa system that combines Gimme Bar, Twitterfeed and a little bit of PHP. Here's how it's set up: I have an account...