Archive for the 'PHP Development' Category

Arrays of Objects and __get: Friends Forever

In PHP, an object is always passed around as a reference, which allows one to deal with objects in a very transparent manner, since the only way to deal with a by-value copy instead of the real deal is to explicitly use the clone operator. Recently, I came upon a situation in which it was […]

Monday, January 11th, 2010

Did You Know? Class Visibility in PHP

While it remains an imperative-style language, since version 5 PHP’s object model has gotten significantly more sophisticated. While in PHP 4 objects were little more than arrays with functions, the newer versions have most of the trimmings of modern OOP. Among those, probably considered a basic triviality at best, is member visibility. In fact, since […]

Thursday, December 3rd, 2009

Programming Nuances, PHP and JavaScript

Two little snippets, some simple things that seem to be forgotten when writing code. ¬†First, a general example using PHP; have you ever found yourself writing a loop that looks something like this? $i = 0; while ($row = mysql_fetch_assoc($result) { // … // maybe something about $i % 2 to determine even-from-odd rows ++$i; […]

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2009

POST via cURL under NTLM Auth: Learn From My Pain

If you’ve been working with PHP in a professional capacity on Today’s Internet, you’ve probably run across one or two instances where you’ve had to use cURL. And, if you didn’t use cURL, at least seen where it could be useful. For instance, if allow_url_fopen is turned off. In fact, most of us have reached […]

Saturday, July 25th, 2009