A Lasting List Fix?

22 10 2014

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One of PHP’s most convenient constructs is Read the rest of this entry »





Flattening a Multidimensional Array

16 10 2014

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To meet the challenge of flattening a multidimensional array, one should consider Read the rest of this entry »





One Way or Another!

27 09 2014

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I recently dusted off an old tome among my PHP books, Read the rest of this entry »





Links 4 Surprise! It’s PHP :)

6 09 2014

Flickr: by Philerooski

A few notable links from my latest talk Read the rest of this entry »





Constant Consistency

31 08 2014

Flickr: by better_days.geo

For some time PHP has had the ability to create constant expressions with define(). Read the rest of this entry »





What is $This?

23 08 2014

Flickr: by by alles-schlumpf

I came across a curious bug report Read the rest of this entry »





Exploring the Question of Embedded Java in PHP

5 04 2014

flickr: by Mangiwau

Today, I discovered a curious tweet by Volker Dusch that may cause one to consider the wild possibility of embedding Java in PHP. Read the rest of this entry »





Taking Stock of the Stack in PHP

29 03 2014

flickr: by cvfyne

Introduction

You may have heard about ‘the stack’ or call stack, part of a computer’s random access memory (RAM), wherein a function, including its parameters and return value, reside temporarily. One retrieves them on the basis of FILO (First In, Last Out), synonymous with LIFO (Last In, First Out). Users of high-level languages like C and PHP are much less likely to directly handle this stack. Read the rest of this entry »





Post Script on POW

10 03 2014

Flickr: by Anders Sandberg (Arenamontanus)

The new pow operator ** has needed a little tweaking and at the same time we may need to rethink the usefulness of the pow().   Read the rest of this entry »





Networking Trivia

5 03 2014

flickr: by estebanvillano

In today’s post, I’d like to share some basic networking minutiae mostly from a Linux perspective as if it were a quiz. But, I’ll do one better, and share the results of all my Goog-ooling. Read the rest of this entry »





PHP Curiosities

22 02 2014

Curiosity is the wick in the candle of learning.
William Arthur Ward
Flickr: Photo by cirruspop 

This is the resource listing used for the talk entitled “PHP Curiosities” presented first at SCALE PHP BOF, February 22, 2014. Read the rest of this entry »





Reaching for the Stars

15 02 2014

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Davey Shafik, the author of the study guide for the PHP5 Zend certification exam, has written a formal proposal for the consideration of the PHP Internals List, Read the rest of this entry »





Taming the Wild West of PHP

11 01 2014

Flickr: by Moyan_Brenn

In a previous posting, I briefly mentioned something bizarre that happened this past December 2013.   Read the rest of this entry »





Inching Along Through PHP

24 12 2013

Geometer Moth, Geometridae

Geometer Moth, Geometridae (Photo credit: Andreas Kay)

It begins its life journey first as larva.  Later, a metamorphosis occurs, Read the rest of this entry »





PHP on the Cusp of a New Operator

20 12 2013

Flickr: by yh828

For nearly two decades, if you include precursor PHP/FI,  PHP lacked a basic mathematical operator, the one for exponentiation. Read the rest of this entry »





Magic, Sugar & Lipstick – Resources

4 12 2013

by hohcdc

This is the resource listing used for the 2013 talk entitled “Magic, Sugar & Lipstick”. Read the rest of this entry »








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