In this PhpRiot Snippet I will show you how you can check if a HTTP request is an Ajax request.
In this PhpRiot Snippet I will show you how to download a file from another web site and save it to disk.
In this PhpRiot Snippet I will show you to execute a command on your server and use its return code.
In this PhpRiot Snippet I will show you how to create and use singleton classes.
This article shows you how you can store images in MySQL using the Blob column type. I will show you to create a file upload form, then store the uploaded file in the database. The concepts covered in this article can apply to all files in general, not just images. This is an updated version of a similar article that already appears on PhpRiot.
In this article I will introduce you to the Zend_Service_Amazon_S3 component of the Zend Framework. This component makes use of Amazon Web Services (AWS) to manage files on Amazon's Simple Storage Service (S3).
In this article I will introduce you to the Zend_Session component of the Zend Framework. This component is built upon PHP's native session-handling functionality, making it easier to manage session data, as well as providing more advanced features.
In this article I will introduce you to the Zend_Soap component of the Zend Framework. This component allows you to easily create and consume SOAP web services. We will create a simple web service with several methods using Zend_Soap_Server, and consume the service with Zend_Soap_Client.
This article shows you how to use Zend_Log, the logging component of the Zend Framework. It allows you to record messages from your application however you please. In this article I will show you how to record messages to a log file.
Additionally, if you use the Firebug and FirePHP plug-ins for Firefox, Zend_Log can be extremely useful for application development and debugging. I will also show you how to achieve this.
In this article in the Zend Framework 101 series I will introduce you to the Zend_Registry class. This class used is to allow you manage variables and objects in the global application namespace. This is used as an alternative to using global variables in PHP. I will show you how to use the Zend_Registry class and also provide a practical example of where it would be useful to use the registry.
In this article I will introduce you to Zend_Loader, a Zend Framework class used to automatically load other classes. Typically you would use include_once or require_once when you want to load a class but using Zend_Loader you don't have to.
One of the major reasons for using a server-side language such as PHP is for the ability to generate dynamic content. Often this will lead to single scripts that produce their content based on the input parameters (that is, the variables in the URL).
This article covers various techniques and methods for representing these parameters in the URL in a clean and "friendly" manner, as well as then how to read the parameters.
Smarty is a very powerful template engine for PHP that allows developers to extend its capabilities using custom plug-ins. There are several different types of plug-ins, each of which serves a different purpose. In this article we will look at how the block plug-in type works.
Because of the limitations of HTTP, it is difficult to monitor the status of files as they are uploaded via HTML forms. While other programming languages have built-in methods to monitor file uploads, PHP does not. This article shows how to implement such a solution in PHP. We will use Ajax to retrieve information about a file as it is being uploaded and display the progress back to the user.
This article takes a look at separating application logic from template logic. We will use the Smarty Template Engine as the basis for the article and its examples.
This article covers the implementation of a fulltext search engine using PHP 5 and the Zend Framework. We will be using the Zend_Search_Lucene component to create and search our fulltext index.