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Killersites Community Blog – Basic PHP System: View, Edit, Add, Delete records with MySQLi

December 6, 2010

Hey Everyone, Here’s some helpful info on a basic PHP system, from our Killersites Community Forum! Basic PHP System: View, Edit, Add, Delete records with MySQLi This is a revised version of my previous tutorial (http://www.killersit…eteadd-records/) which uses MySQLi rather than regular MySQL to connect to the database. MySQLi, often called MySQL Improved, has several…

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Learning Java OOP gently …. through PHP!

November 18, 2010

Hi, Some of you may know that I am an old Java programmer … big into POJO’s and I loved servlet filters. Those days are long gone now (for a whole host of reasons) but I still clearly remember how hard it was for me to learn Java. It could have been much easier though!…

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Complete Web Programmer vs. Complete PHP Programmer?

November 15, 2010

I got an interesting email question today: As ever I am always planning ahead. Since I am now half way through your Complete Web Designer course I am looking to complete the Complete Web Programmer next. But I have noticed the Complete PHP Programmer also. Looking at the modules these seem quite alike. Has one…

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PHP Programming: 1 part code, 2 parts testing.

November 14, 2010

Any programmer with more than 3.2 days of experience knows that programming has a lot more to do with testing than coding. Most errors in software are human related – typos, failed attempts at logical-construct construction etc …. This knowledge make two things clear: 1. Using proven frameworks or libraries (like Zend, CodeIgniter, PHPCake etc)…

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Perl Programming in the Modern Web?

November 8, 2010

Hi, It has been a while since I’ve written an article on killerPHP … and so it’s time for another one of my inflammatory articles! Before I begin, I should point out that I’ve written articles so vexing to other geeks out there, that it caused them to quit other sites and flame wars so…

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Three good PHP IDE's … that's 'nerd' for PHP Programs

September 20, 2010

Hi, So you want to write PHP code but you are not sure what program to use? Well, there are many options out there for PHP nerds (which is good) but again, which one to use? Many times, this comes down to personal taste and I don’t know all the options out there … so…

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My Killer PHP Learning Tips

September 3, 2009

Hi, Learning to program can be a frustrating process for a lot of people; especially for designer types wanting to learn a little PHP. The following tips should help a lot of you along the way to becoming a PHP nerd. My PHP learning tips: 1. Be patient: Patience is a virtue, especially when learning…

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PHP vs. Perl vs. Java – a student's question.

August 17, 2009

Once and a while, I get a question from a student about PHP and programming that I use in a blog post … here we go again: … you mentioned that you used to use mostly Java but have switched to mostly PHP. Would you recommend learning PHP as a primary method of creating dynamic…

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Server Migration is Easy with PHP

July 13, 2009

Recently we had to make an emergency move from our old servers (where we had been for 5-6 years) to our own dedicated server because of technical difficulties in the heads of the nerd’s who managed the servers had been sitting on. I will spare you the details of my server migration ordeal for…

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Programmers should learn to be language agnostic.

July 13, 2009

In my last post I wrote about how Ruby’s early problems around 2006-2007: – incomplete libraries – difficult web server integration .. had played a role slowing its adoption. The main thrust of the piece was to point out that despite the explosion of interest, Ruby and Rails had failed to make much of a…

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