Beginners PHP Articles:

How PHP Frameworks Can Go Bad

May 3, 2013

Hey guys. My name is Roberto and I have been a web developer for the past five years. I will be blogging about interesting things in the life of a developer I have worked with a few different frameworks over the course of my development career (e.g. CodeIgniter, Laravel, Symfony) and have also tried/tested many…

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Learning PHP: going beyond the basics

June 3, 2012

Once you have an understanding of basic PHP concepts, the best way to develop your skills further, is to actually start building PHP applications – things that actually do something! Fortunately, the Web has matured much in the last decade, and we now know what types of applications people are typically looking for – things…

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Android and iOS Development – the easy way!

February 15, 2011

Hi, I’ve been getting a lot of emails lately that are kinda like this: Stef, I want to learn how to create apps for iPhones, iPads and Android devices … can you teach me! Well the good news is that I am looking into this now. The bad news is that I don’t have anything…

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Password Protecting Pages with PHP

January 29, 2011

Hi, I recently got an email asking how to create password protected pages .. in an easy fast way for a beginner to PHP. From the email: I was wondering if there is some premade script and setup for database I can utilize to get this up faster and still proceed to educate myself. As…

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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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