Johnny Come Lately: PHP Late Static Binding

7 03 2013

Binding by Zaehnsdorf, 1907

Late static binding (LSB) came late to the PHP5.0 party touting real OOP support, appearing Read the rest of this entry »

ArrayObject vs Array Access

7 11 2012

Floral Swirl

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I recently dusted off one of my older PHP books, Read the rest of this entry »

Dealing with Flickr Data

27 08 2010

I wanted to create a database on my local box of various flickr pics related primarily to flowers. Read the rest of this entry »

Dynamic Classes

31 07 2010

There is a little bit of a mystery involving dynamic class creation. Read the rest of this entry »

Math,Dates and PHP (cont’d)

20 06 2010

The last posting considered the following snippet: Read the rest of this entry »

PHP and Downcasting?

16 04 2010

Recently, a recruiter arranged for a perspective employer to call and conduct a 20 minute technical interview with me for a PHP Developer position. During the course of the technical questions directed my way, one in particular truly stunned me. The interviewer asked, “What does it mean to downcast an object?” Read the rest of this entry »

PHP – Abstract Classes and Interfaces

15 04 2010

For those of you who may be looking for my Compression Part IV — it is coming soon. In the meantime, I thought it would be fun to take a quick look at PHP’s abstract classes and interfaces. Read the rest of this entry »

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