Building your brand with a custom logo on your business shirts
Web developers who are trying to build a business often find it difficult to build their brand in a sea of cheap web hosting and turn key CMS systems. These days anyone can start a professional looking website with little to no investment to the detriment of established and legitimate businesses. One way to differentiate yourself from the pack is by... [Read more]
Writing Solid PHP Code 3 – Avoid the Spaghetti
Unfortunately, a lot of PHP code written today is procedural spagetti code. For smaller applications it may be okay, but larger applications we need to make use of classes.
Classes allow you to make new object variables that can perform all the functionality of the class. Take a look at an example of a class:
// Define the function... [Read more]
Writing Solid PHP Code 2 – Naming and Style
Having a consistent style makes your PHP code more readable and maintainable. Even in projects where you are the only programmer, once the project progresses to a certain size it can become difficult to maintain.
Variable names should be very descriptive. They should give anyone that is not familiar with your script to understand what... [Read more]
Writing Solid PHP Code 1 – Error Handling
This is the first in a multiple part series on writing solid PHP code. By solid I mean fast, efficient, maintainable and secure code.
This first article deals with error handling. Error handling can stop problems in your application early in their tracks and take appropriate action. Error handling has the added benefit of adding professionalism and... [Read more]
New Knowledge Base
I have just added a new knowledge base. You can see the link to it on the top menu or here. I will be continuously adding answers over time.
I have also added functionality to ask your own questions, just click on a topic and ask the question at the bottom of the page.
My goal is to slowly build a large collection of information that can be easily searched... [Read more]
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