Object Oriented PHP:

Getting into PHP6 and Advanced PHP Concepts Part 1

October 16, 2009

Hi everyone! I’m back again (after my big move across town) and this time, I’ve got a new set of PHP video tutorials! … Yes, people started to wonder why killerphp.com had a bunch of Javascript videos coming out; shouldn’t those videos belong on killerjavascript.com!? 😉 Anyway, I am happy to announce our new set…

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What makes a professional programmer?

August 11, 2009

I recently got an email question put to me by someone wanting to know what makes a professional programmer: Since I have started my career, I have been working for managers who really don’t know how to program. I have been improving myself through tutorials and books. However, I still don’t know whether i’m a…

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PHP Video: Controllers in MVC

June 25, 2009

Hi, In this video, I talk a little about the MVC design pattern with special attention to the middle layer in MVC: the ‘controller’. A few points: – MVC is short for Model View Controller – The Controller is the part that brokers the communication between the View and the Model. – The Controller is…

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PHP Shopping Cart Tutorial

September 9, 2008

Hi, I just released a new PHP shopping cart video tutorial for beginners. In this series of videos, you learn how to build a PHP based shopping cart that works with Paypal. Some highlights: It’s object oriented – almost! The shopping cart ‘talks’ to Paypal. Learn how to create XML documents and how to process…

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How to call functions from another class.

July 19, 2008

Many of my articles and videos are based on questions that I see popping up in the php forums or in emails sent to me personally. Recently I was asked by someone how they could call a function found in one class, in another. This may seem like basic stuff to those of us who…

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Note to CodeIgniter nerds: please, no looping code in your views.

June 5, 2008

I was researching things ‘nerd’ on the Web today, and I found myself at the CodeIgniter website. For those of you who may not know, CodeIgniter is an MVC PHP framework. What is an MVC framework? I won’t go into details here since we’ve covered MVC basics elsewhere. Let me just say though, that an…

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Aprenda Programacion Orientada a Objetos en PHP

May 12, 2008

Hi, I’ve released my tutorial on Object Oriented PHP in Spanish. You can download the PDF: Aprenda Programacion Orientada a Objetos en PHP.pdf Many thanks to Javier W. Barbieri from Iquitos Peru. PS: I have new PHP tutorials coming out soon. Stefan Mischook www.killerphp.com

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Setting up an MVC structure with the Zend Framework – part 1

March 24, 2008

Hi, I just released a new video on setting up an MVC structure with the Zend Framework. This video is a little more basic than the previous Zend videos … I had to twist Jon’s arm a little. Anyway, let us know what you think and should you have any suggestions or request, please feel…

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Object Oriented Video Tutorials for your Ipod

March 14, 2008

Hi, I just released my beginners object oriented php video tutorials in iPod format. These videos target total beginners to object oriented programing. Though I talk about PHP, the principles are universal and so they apply to all OO (object oriented) languages including: Java Actionscript C# Ruby .. and others. So if you are struggling…

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Zend Framework Components – Part 1

December 14, 2007

By: Jonathan Lebensold Why aren’t you teaching me how to make a blogging / shopping cart application? Because the Pragmatic Programmers did a fantastic job when they wrote their famous Rails book “Agile Web Development with Rails.” Crowds ooo-ed and aaa-ed when the rails camp wrote tutorials that described “how to make a blog in…

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