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    Unanswered: What FAQ?

    If any of you would like a FAQ writing (for the good of everyone) I will look in to it (either myself or a forum member) writing it...

    Please post bellow any suggestions (they must be PHP related);


    1. installing php
    2. setting up modules
    3. classes
    4. database connectivitiy (connecting to databases)
    5. basic techniques
    6. image functions

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    Php

    1. installing php
    2. setting up modules
    3. classes
    4. database connectivitiy (connecting to databases)
    5. basic techniques
    6. image functions

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    25. Links (links to usefull resources)

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    Thumbs up

    Here are a few more suggestions:

    1- Installing Apache Server on Windows and Linux.
    2- Installing MySQL Database on Windows and Linux and working using PHP with MySQL.
    3- Basic syntax for connecting to most common databases.
    4- Basics on Arrays and Sorting functions.

    Here is another suggestion not related to FAQ. How about an archive of tutorials related to different topics somewhere on the forum? Maybe something that people can contribute to on a regular basis.
    DigiOz Multimedia
    http://www.digioz.com

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    Candidates for PHP FAQ...

    Q: How do I know what version of PHP I am using? [A~ phpinfo()]
    Q: How do I configure PHP on the server? [A~ php.ini file if necessary]
    Q: Where can I find the PHP manual?
    A~ ONLINE or DOWNLOAD
    Q: Flat files vs. databases, which should I use with PHP? [A~ brief comparison]
    Q: Does PHP use Unix Epoch Time for dates and times?
    [A~ brief description and reference to date()]
    Q: Does PHP hide my source code if filename ends in .php ?
    [A~ explanation of hiding <? ?> but not necessarily all source]

    I'm a newbie to PHP/MySQL but these were some of things I first tried to find out. Hope they help w/the FAQ.
    --ST

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    Smile Php - Faq

    I completely agree with all the postings, so far on this subject.

    One more possibility, if I may. Under installation, problems with Win 98 PWS. (I've spent a whiule struggling with this, only to remember that the standard Win98 PWS installation is flawed, and neeeds a new MTSetup file).

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    Hey you might follow along a structure that has been done before.
    Chapter 1. Introduction to PHP
    Section 1.1. What Does PHP Do?
    Section 1.2. A Brief History of PHP
    Section 1.3. Installing PHP
    Section 1.4. A Walk Through PHP
    Chapter 2. Language Basics
    Section 2.1. Lexical Structure
    Section 2.2. Data Types
    Section 2.3. Variables
    Section 2.4. Expressions and Operators
    Section 2.5. Flow-Control Statements
    Section 2.6. Including Code
    Section 2.7. Embedding PHP in Web Pages
    Chapter 3. Functions
    Section 3.1. Calling a Function
    Section 3.2. Defining a Function
    Section 3.3. Variable Scope
    Section 3.4. Function Parameters
    Section 3.5. Return Values
    Section 3.6. Variable Functions
    Section 3.7. Anonymous Functions
    Chapter 4. Strings
    Section 4.1. Quoting String Constants
    Section 4.2. Printing Strings
    Section 4.3. Accessing Individual Characters
    Section 4.4. Cleaning Strings
    Section 4.5. Encoding and Escaping
    Section 4.6. Comparing Strings
    Section 4.7. Manipulating and Searching Strings
    Section 4.8. Regular Expressions
    Section 4.9. POSIX-Style Regular Expressions
    Section 4.10. Perl-Compatible Regular Expressions
    Chapter 5. Arrays
    Section 5.1. Indexed Versus Associative Arrays
    Section 5.2. Identifying Elements of an Array
    Section 5.3. Storing Data in Arrays
    Section 5.4. Multidimensional Arrays
    Section 5.5. Extracting Multiple Values
    Section 5.6. Converting Between Arrays and Variables
    Section 5.7. Traversing Arrays
    Section 5.8. Sorting
    Section 5.9. Acting on Entire Arrays
    Section 5.10. Using Arrays
    Chapter 6. Objects
    Section 6.1. Terminology
    Section 6.2. Creating an Object
    Section 6.3. Accessing Properties and Methods
    Section 6.4. Declaring a Class
    Section 6.5. Introspection
    Section 6.6. Serialization
    Chapter 7. Web Techniques
    Section 7.1. HTTP Basics
    Section 7.2. Variables
    Section 7.3. Server Information
    Section 7.4. Processing Forms
    Section 7.5. Setting Response Headers
    Section 7.6. Maintaining State
    Section 7.7. SSL
    Chapter 8. Databases
    Section 8.1. Using PHP to Access a Database
    Section 8.2. Relational Databases and SQL
    Section 8.3. PEAR DB Basics
    Section 8.4. Advanced Database Techniques
    Section 8.5. Sample Application
    Chapter 9. Graphics
    Section 9.1. Embedding an Image in a Page
    Section 9.2. The GD Extension
    Section 9.3. Basic Graphics Concepts
    Section 9.4. Creating and Drawing Images
    Section 9.5. Images with Text
    Section 9.6. Dynamically Generated Buttons
    Section 9.7. Scaling Images
    Section 9.8. Color Handling
    Chapter 10. PDF
    Section 10.1. PDF Extensions
    Section 10.2. Documents and Pages
    Section 10.3. Text
    Section 10.4. Images and Graphics
    Section 10.5. Navigation
    Section 10.6. Other PDF Features
    Chapter 11. XML
    Section 11.1. Lightning Guide to XML
    Section 11.2. Generating XML
    Section 11.3. Parsing XML
    Section 11.4. Transforming XML with XSLT
    Section 11.5. Web Services
    Chapter 12. Security
    Section 12.1. Global Variables and Form Data
    Section 12.2. Filenames
    Section 12.3. File Uploads
    Section 12.4. File Permissions
    Section 12.5. Concealing PHP Libraries
    Section 12.6. PHP Code
    Section 12.7. Shell Commands
    Section 12.8. Security Redux
    Chapter 13. Application Techniques
    Section 13.1. Code Libraries
    Section 13.2. Templating Systems
    Section 13.3. Handling Output
    Section 13.4. Error Handling
    Section 13.5. Performance Tuning
    Chapter 14. Extending PHP
    Section 14.1. Architectural Overview
    Section 14.2. What You'll Need
    Section 14.3. Building Your First Extensions
    Section 14.4. The config.m4 File
    Section 14.5. Memory Management
    Section 14.6. The pval/zval Data Type
    Section 14.7. Parameter Handling
    Section 14.8. Returning Values
    Section 14.9. References
    Section 14.10. Global Variables
    Section 14.11. Creating Variables
    Section 14.12. Extension INI Entries
    Section 14.13. Resources
    Section 14.14. Where to Go from Here
    Chapter 15. PHP on Windows
    Section 15.1. Installing and Configuring PHP on Windows
    Section 15.2. Writing Portable Code for Windows and Unix
    Section 15.3. Interfacing with COM
    Section 15.4. Interacting with ODBC Data Sources
    Appendix A. Function Reference
    Section A.1. PHP Functions by Category
    Section A.2a. Alphabetical Listing of PHP Functions (a-e)
    Section A.2b. Alphabetical Listing of PHP Functions (f-i)
    Section A.2c. Alphabetical Listing of PHP Functions (j-q)
    Section A.3d. Alphabetical Listing of PHP Functions (r-z)
    Appendix B. Extension Overview
    Section B.1. Optional Extensions Listing
    Oh wait .. they could just go buy the book!

    http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/progphp/index.html
    I do not fear computers. I fear the lack of them.
    -Isaac Asimov (1920 - 1992)

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    PHP Basic
    1 - installing PHP...
    2 - PHP and DataBase
    3 - DataBase Functions
    4 - Using PHP

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    Leaden:

    Ithink FAQ should be simble, easy understanding, basic knownledge rather than a tick bible-type-after-midnight-object-based-php-skizofrienia.

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    What about a "top ten" errors ?
    [/.. H๖re alles, glaube wenig, sage nichts ..\]

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    Quote Originally Posted by digioz
    Here are a few more suggestions:

    1- Installing Apache Server on Windows and Linux.
    2- Installing MySQL Database on Windows and Linux and working using PHP with MySQL.
    3- Basic syntax for connecting to most common databases.
    4- Basics on Arrays and Sorting functions.

    Here is another suggestion not related to FAQ. How about an archive of tutorials related to different topics somewhere on the forum? Maybe something that people can contribute to on a regular basis.
    Just install the php from wamp. that will install all things ourself. don't worry about this.

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    Great suggestion

    Quote Originally Posted by Leaden View Post
    Hey you might follow along a structure that has been done before.

    Oh wait .. they could just go buy the book!

    Programming PHP - O'Reilly Media
    Then let's just go and close this forum, too! But I rather agree with Healdem to create something better!
    "Defying critics is a disagreement to growth through improvement"

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    WOW...

    I really wonder if I should just get another doctorate or at least another PHD ... I'm not yet stupid enough to understand that amount of rubbish thrown in the air these days.
    "Defying critics is a disagreement to growth through improvement"

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    how about oop in PHP?

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    Php

    The posting has very good information, and i totally agree with the postings. I like it. keep posting such topics further also.

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