Archive for the ‘Programming’ Category

Create A Christmas Wish List With PHP

Sunday, December 25th, 2011

’Tis the season to be jolly, and how much jollier could we make it than with a helpful Christmas wish list crafted for your family to ensure that you get maximum presentage this holiday? In this article, we will focus on creating a very simple system that allows you to add gift ideas to a Web page, and for your family (or whoever) to view the list.

Please notice that this article was written for beginners who already grasp HTML and CSS, know a bit of PHP and have seen phpMyAdmin before. I will not go into best practices, safety and all the rest of it; let’s just have fun with this one!

Link: Smashing Magazine

Charting With pChart

Monday, December 12th, 2011

Created and maintained by Jean-Damien Pogolotti, a systems engineer based in Toulouse, France, pChart is a library that creates anti-aliased charts and graphs using PHP. It’s object-oriented code has been recently redesigned and makes it easy to add beautiful, eye-catching data. The library is free for non-profit use and for inclusion in GPL distributed software; licensing plans for other uses start at just 50€. In this article I’ll take you through installing pChart and using it to generate a basic chart, line chart and plot graph.

Link: PHP Master

Defining & Using Functions In PHP

Sunday, December 4th, 2011

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 has a rich collection of built-in functions). This article will focus on programmer-defined functions but will touch briefly on PHP’s functions to complete the picture.

Link: PHP Master

How To Take Your First Coding Project From Start To Finish

Monday, September 5th, 2011

You’ve learned to code, but now what? You may have some basic skills, but you’re not sure what to do with them. Here’s how to choose and get started on your first real project.

Link: LifeHacker