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Create an array containing the days of the week

You could simply code: but thats the “noob” way, a real coder creates a function… Update: 13/05/2018 Sigh What was wrong with me back then, this would have been so much better. Keep it simple, stupid!

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PHP.js

This is something I came across a while ago, but it has really come in handy. It is a project that attempts to make many php functions available in javascript. As most php developers will at some point have to write some javascript, it is a very handy library. You can find it over at […]

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MySQL: filtering results from a list of id's

A short while ago I posted about testing if a variable exists in a list and I spoke about the MySQL “IN” keyword. I realised this week that not everyone knows about the MySQL “IN” keyword, so I’ve decided to explain this very handy SQL keyword. Lets say you have a user table with the […]

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Life of a developer

It has been a while since I have posted here, mainly due to the time consuming period that is the festive season and also because I am discovering that I am getting fairly annoyed by Drupal as a blog tool and am trying out the new WordPress as an alternative. For now I have a […]

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Last day of the month

Here’s one line of code to get the last day of a month: $last_day = date(‘t’, mktime(0, 0, 1, $month_variable, 1, $year_variable)); How much more difficult do you want it to be ???

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Delving deeper into the PHP lake…testing if a variable exists in a list

As a PHP developer of almost four years now, I often still come across little problems in coding that make me do the good ol Google search to find the answer. (someday I will have memorised the entire PHP manual, but today is not that day ;-). Anyway today I was asked about how to […]

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Simple PHP increment function

Whenever I have to output a numbered list of data I usually run the following code to achieve the required result. $counter = 0; // for loop that does all the required code $counter++; // end for but I have discovered a lovely little function that does all this for me. function increment(&$counter){ $counter++; return […]

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My first published article.

Something of a first for me. I recently started playing around with the CakePHP framework again. I have had some (little) experience with it in the past and with the launch of two CakePHP books I decided it was high time I learned how to use this awesome framework properly. A few days later I […]