Google Webservices with PHP

Have you ever wanted to enrich your site with information from Google, Amazon, eBay, or one of the many other sites that provide web services through SOAP? In this tutorial, I will be demonstrating how to use the SOAP package from PEAR to query Google’s extensive database.

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More Image manipulation with PHP & the GD library

In this second part of the “Image manipulation with PHP & the GD library” article series you will learn how to resize images, create thumbnails, watermark images and more.

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How (Not) To: MySQL Connection Management in PHP

This article is intended to highlight various basic topics concerning proper methods of handling connections to MySQL databases in PHP, guidelines for caching dynamic content, and a technique called “lazy loading”.

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Five common PHP database problems

Discover five common database problems that occur in PHP applications — including database schema design, database access, and the business logic code that uses the database — as well as their solutions.

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Top 25 PHP template engines

The top 25 PHP template engines. My personal favorite is Smarty.

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The difference between PHP, ASP and other scripting languages.

A well-written little introduction to the scripting languages ASP, PHP, Perl, ColdFusion and JSP. Really worth reading!

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PHP Security by Example

Nice flash presentation that will provide you with a good foundation on how to make your PHP apps more secure.

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Creating a Membership System with PHP and MySQL

Nice tutorial on using PHP and MySQL to create a user based login system for your website.

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Creating a â��Whoâ��s Onlineâ�� script with PHP

In this tutorial I will show you how to create your own “Who’s Online” script, which is often found on message boards and other community scripts. We will first create a really simple script, and after that add a few more features like the location of each visitor.

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Free PHP and Oracle Manual is Available

"Just starting out with PHP database development, or unsure how to install PHP and Oracle? This full-length guide (PDF format) includes everything you need to know (and more)."

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PHP – Top Ten Security Vulnerabilities

These vulnerabilities can, of course, exist in PHP applications. Here are some tips on how to avoid them. I've included related links and references where relevant.

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Password hashing using PHP and MySQL

This article will explain what a hash is, why you want to use them instead of storing real passwords in your applications, and give you some examples of how to implement password hashing in PHP and MySQL.

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Open-Source pyxy-gallery PHP+Ajax Photo Gallery

"Pyxy-gallery is a PHP script to make an image gallery. There are many other scripts to do this, but this is one of the nicer ones." Excellent PHP Photo Gallery, with slick AJAX!

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100+ powerpoint presentations on improving your PHP skills

Nice page on php.net that has a ton of PHP powerpoint presentations from some of the top PHP developers out there. Topics range from Database, Internal Workings, Internationalization, Debugging, Performance and more. Good stuff.

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Build RSS reader using AJAX and PHP

Learn how to build an Asynchronous JavaScript and XML (Ajax) Really Simple Syndication (RSS) reader, as well as a Web component that you can place on any Web site to look at the articles in the RSS feeds.

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Web 2.0 recipes with PHP + DHTML

Full simple code examples for dynamic elements for your web apps, including: Ad boxes, Pop-ups, Spinners, and Tabs. (ways to show and hide content on the page)

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Simple Optimization for PHP and MySQL

Here is a list of a few very simple tips for optimizing your php/mysql applications. Keep these in mind while developing to survive the digg-effect.

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Rails-inspired PHP frameworks

A detailed comparison of six popular PHP frameworks inspired by Ruby on Rails: CakePHP, Symfony, PHP on Trax, Code Igniter, Biscuit and Pipeline.

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5 Next Generation PHP Frameworks

Gone are the days of coding entire PHP apps from scratch. These are the 5 forerunners for the next generation of PHP frameworks. Each one of these frameworks has some foreword thinking quality that sets them apart from the PHP frameworks of yesterday. Many of these are a response to the recent Ruby on Rails, rapid application development hype.

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Convert HTML to PDF with PHP

Handy for PHP developers looking to generate PDFs from their HTML content: dompdf is an HTML to PDF converter written entirely in PHP5. It has no dependencies on external libraries (e.g. html2ps) and it supports CSS 2.1.

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