PHP Programming: The Benefits of Peer Pressure

Peer pressure often times gets a lot of bad credit. But in the programming workplace, what if there was no peer pressure? Would that be a good thing?

Let’s skin this animal and see what we find. Continue reading

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PHP Programmers: Stop Whining and Shut-up!

We jump off a cliff and wonder why we get hurt when we hit the ground. We stab ourselves and can’t figure out why we are bleeding. We want a lot of money, but we are not willing to work for it.

Welcome to a world where your destiny is in your hands. Action is the answer to your problems. Continue reading

Analyzing the Value of a PHP Programmer

PHP programmers come in different shapes, sizes and colors. Some have college degrees, others dropped out of high school. But what makes a PHP programmer valuable? Are they too risky? What should you look for in a PHP programmer?

Over the years I have come across PHP programmers from different backgrounds. I’ve seen some do very well, and others fall flat on their faces. One unique element about PHP programmers is that they vary in quality more than most other programming professions. Continue reading

10 Things I Wish I Knew as a Web Programmer 10 Years Ago

When I reflect on my past experience as a web programmer, there are many things that I know now that I didn’t know ten years ago. The learning process was valuable, but I could have been at a different spot today as a PHP web programmer if I knew these things earlier. Sometimes you don’t have the info when it would benefit you the most, but my hope is that this list will give you something to reflect on. Continue reading

PHP Form Validation

If you program custom PHP applications, you will often times need to work with a form and require certain form fields. A few real world examples would be a contact form, registration form or signup form. This form validation with PHP tutorial shows you a simple and quick method for creating a form page that handles errors and pre-populates fields if there is an error, and a method for processing the php form and validating the information. Continue reading

The Most Useful Piece of PHP Code – Looping through Arrays

Working with and looping through arrays is one of the most useful things you can learn how to do with web applications. Anything from forms, API’s to configuration values, arrays make it easy in working with values. Take look at this simple example that illustrates the basics in working with the $_POST array. Continue reading

PHP Script Tips: Cool Secrets of PHP

Over the years I’ve come across some things in PHP that are not obvious, but are worth mentioning. This is not meant to be a comprehensive list of all of the useful tricks that you can do with PHP. If you have anything to add to the tips, please comment! Continue reading