Object Oriented PHP:

What are ORM Frameworks?

December 8, 2009

In the following article we will learn a few things about ORM frameworks: What they are. What they do. When and why to use them. And finally, what ORM options PHP’ers have. Let’s start … If you’re working with PHP, you will certainly find yourself working with relational databases (like MySQL) sooner or later. Anyone…

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Live Webinar on Google Wave and the Zend Framework

Hi Guys, My good buddy and right-hand-nerd, Jon is being flown down to do a live webinar for the Zend geeks at Intuit. It seems the accounting giant has recognized Jon’s ability to take the complex and make it seem simple. Just in case you don’t know, Jon is the author of our crazy cool…

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Getting into PHP6 and Advanced PHP Concepts Part 7

November 6, 2009

Hi, In our never ending quest for pure PHP nerdness, we continue our look at advanced PHP. This is video 7 of a series of videos where we explore PHP6 and other advanced PHP concepts, concepts often seen in PHP frameworks like Zend, PHP Cake and others. The video: More to come. Stefan Mischook www.killerphp.com

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Getting into PHP6 and Advanced PHP Concepts Part 2

October 20, 2009

Hi everyone, As promised, here is my second installment of our new PHP video tutorial course that covers more advanced PHP subjects including: – PHP 6 – Advanced PHP architectures seen in PHP frameworks like Zend, CakePHP etc … – Magic methods – anonymous functions – namespaces Etc … The second video: Just in case…

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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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