PHP Programmer Tips

What does it mean to be an Advanced PHP Programmer?

On a previous post I had someone comment that they did not agree that the code implementation that was presented in the article was advanced (which was described in the title). They also claimed that I was not an advanced PHP programmer.

This made me think. Not because my programming skill or knowledge was challenged. But because I’m not sure what makes code or a programmer “advanced”. This article is meant to take a look at this from an analytical perspective. I’m less concerned about general labels, and more concerned in how to improve going things going forward. Read More…

The Last Few Years: What a PHP Programmer Has Learned

Friday, April 22nd, 2011 PHP Tips and Tricks

Over the last few years I’ve become more familiar with multiple systems. I go over a few things that I’ve learned and the areas that I hope to improve upon over the next year. Read More…

PHP Programming With Leadership

Saturday, January 1st, 2011 PHP Tips and Tricks

Until recently, I thought leadership was a gift that you either had or did not have. I still believe it is something you can learn and get better at, but I’m now realizing that leadership is something we all have to some capacity. In fact, to be a successful PHP programmer, you have to be a good leader. Read More…

Should PHP web programmers go to college?

Friday, September 3rd, 2010 PHP Tips and Tricks

A common debate in our field is whether or not a college education is worth it when becoming a PHP programmer. People will throw statistics in how much more money you can make with a college degree. But is the cost of college (time + tuition) for a four year degree better than the benefits of having four years of experience in the web programming field? Read More…

PHP: Cheap. Easy. Fast. Flexible.

Monday, April 12th, 2010 PHP Tips and Tricks

Every web programmer has different opinions in what they think is the best web programming language for certain tasks. Speed, ease of use, flexibility, learning curve, popularity and feature list are a few criteria you can use in “judging” a programming language.

Take a look at the positives and negatives that I see with the PHP language. Read More…

PHP Programming: The Benefits of Peer Pressure

Peer pressure often times gets a lot of bad credit. But in the programming workplace, what if there was no peer pressure? Would that be a good thing?

Let’s skin this animal and see what we find. Read More…

PHP Programmers: Stop Whining and Shut-up!

Thursday, April 1st, 2010 PHP Tips and Tricks

We jump off a cliff and wonder why we get hurt when we hit the ground. We stab ourselves and can’t figure out why we are bleeding. We want a lot of money, but we are not willing to work for it.

Welcome to a world where your destiny is in your hands. Action is the answer to your problems. Read More…

Analyzing the Value of a PHP Programmer

Friday, March 26th, 2010 PHP Tips and Tricks

PHP programmers come in different shapes, sizes and colors. Some have college degrees, others dropped out of high school. But what makes a PHP programmer valuable? Are they too risky? What should you look for in a PHP programmer?

Over the years I have come across PHP programmers from different backgrounds. I’ve seen some do very well, and others fall flat on their faces. One unique element about PHP programmers is that they vary in quality more than most other programming professions. Read More…

Beginning PHP Part 1: Working with Variables

Getting a basic familiarity with PHP is not difficult, but if you don’t understand a few key elements you will find it difficult to work with. This beginning PHP tutorial attempts to break down a few of the core PHP programming elements through simple examples and descriptions. Read More…

PHP Form Validation

If you program custom PHP applications, you will often times need to work with a form and require certain form fields. A few real world examples would be a contact form, registration form or signup form. This form validation with PHP tutorial shows you a simple and quick method for creating a form page that handles errors and pre-populates fields if there is an error, and a method for processing the php form and validating the information. Read More…

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