PHP and the Gem Within

23 11 2017

Flickr: by Hetx

Ubiquitous and lithe, little characters, popping up anywhere from user-defined functions to control structures and class definitions, PHP’s curly braces depending on circumstances may exhibit a distinctly Perlish quality. Perl exerts an influence since it figures as one among three languages from which PHP, indelicately-speaking, purloins much of its syntax. PHP’s connection to Perl also relates to its predecessor PHP/FI, originally a Perl hack that Rasmus Lerdorf later rewrote in the C Programming Language. To better appreciate PHP, certainly its Perlish facet merits inspection, and complex (curly) syntax, lends itself well to this endeavor.

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PHP: Converting Numbers into English

9 10 2017

Flickr: By Maureen Barlin

Here’s a fun interview question for which you may wish to prepare. Create a PHP script to express integers ranging from 1-9999 in English.
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PHP: Turning Bad Code into Good

25 07 2017

You don’t have to write beautiful or elegant code in PHP. In fact, some would argue that PHP would never win a beauty contest. Yet, one might argue that beauty is a marker for health, so beautiful, elegant code may indicate something about how robust the code is.
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PHP: (Ab)using the For-Loop

22 07 2017

Flickr:  by mald

This blogpost draws inspiration from a similar one exploring ways to use or abuse loops in the C Programming Language Read the rest of this entry »





A Recursive Exercise in C

20 07 2017

By Photo: RK812, Doll carved by Zvezdochkin, painted by Malyutin

Recently someone asked an interesting question at StackOverflow about using recursion  in the C Programming Language to achieve the same result as code relying on a loop structure.  The question pertained to outputting a geometric pattern. Read the rest of this entry »





PHP: Dynamically Transforming a String

18 06 2017

Flickr: by Gnu200

Some people may be less than enamored of academic computer programming questions, preferring instead Read the rest of this entry »





Practical PHP vs Academic JavaScript

13 05 2017

Flickr: by redvers

 

The following represent two questions that I came across at another site Read the rest of this entry »








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