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PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor is a widely used, general-purpose scripting language that was originally designed for web development to produce dynamic web pages. For this purpose, PHP code is embedded into the HTML source document and interpreted by a web server with a PHP processor module, which generates the web page document.

Like so many things in the programmers tool kit, PHP has developed almost accidentally. What started as one person’s experiment with scripting, managed to fulfil a need for many other programmers, a need for a small, fast and simple scripting language that could work seamlessly with many other components. In the last three years PHP has grown to become a major player in the server side scripting market.

Recently, another acronym was coined, LAMP, standing for Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP – now considered an important package in the Internet world, a set of programs that work together to produce dynamic, data-driven Web sites.

As a general-purpose programming language, PHP code is processed by an interpreter application in command-line  mode performing desired operating system operations and producing program output on its standard output channel. It may also function as a graphical application. PHP is available as a processor for most modern web servers and as a standalone interpreter on most operating systems and computing platforms.

Great Online Resources to Learn PHP

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When it comes to learning a programming language, there is a set path to achieve perfection in it. No shortcuts and no ‘7 day’s fast tracks’. PHP used to stand for Personal Home Page, but is now popularly known as Hypertext Preprocessor, is most probably the most widely used language on the web today.

PHP is an interpreted language and it’s used to create dynamic web pages. Examples could be website registration systems, forums (PHP Bulletin Board is the most popular), web stores and so on… If you want to get a head start at PHP then we’d recommend you bookmarking the following free online resources.

The list is categorized into:

  • PHP Programming Forums
  • IDEs (Integrated Development environments for PHP)
  • Online tutorials
  • Free PHP books

PHP programming forums:

PHP.NET

Nothing is more helpful than the official website. This is the place where you can find all the different versions of PHP, code repository and for starters they have a pool of really helpful tutorials. It is maintained by the PHP consortium and it works with the help of donations in terms of technical help from 3rd party applications, which are also mostly developed in PHP. In a sense it’s a way of giving back to the community. PHP.net is a useful guide for writing your first very PHP page. Besides the quick starter guide, they also have an extensive FAQ section that will help you accelerate your learning curve and steer you away from making unnecessary rookie mistakes.

PHP DN FORUMS

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PHP DN forums is one the most visited places by amateur as well as expert PHP programmers. Forums give quick access to a repository of common errors that programmers face during their initial learning curve. You can utilize PHP Developer Network (DN) forums as a one stop shop for PHP tutorials, design issues, error reporting and resolution and above all, to get work offers from several people hunting for quality PHP developers.

Delphi PHP
Delphi is another one of the more popular PHP flavors out there used by thousands of PHP developers. They are a good resource that PHP programmers can take advantage of in almost any scenario. You can interact with other PHP programmers through the Delphi PHP forums, which are membership based, exchange programming help and hunt for PHP related work opportunities. New PHP programmers should register on these forums and get active from the get go.

Stack Overflow

Stack Overflow is one of the most awesome programming forums out there. It’s quite a general programming forum and it does not stick to one specific language but still the quality, and speed, of the replies you get on Stack Overflow often surpasses what you get on dedicated PHP programming forums. It’s membership based and the trick to get quick replies to your queries is adding tags to your question. Programmers usually search for tags (for example: #PHP) when looking for new queries and help requests.

Daniweb Forums

Daniweb is yet another general programming forum but nevertheless, just like with Stack Overflow, you should put up your programming related queries on it too. Daniweb has a huge number of members, 0.8 million programmers, designers, engineers and counting, so you can expect quick replies. It’s also membership based and the key to getting quick replies on Daniweb is to be as specific and concise as possible in your queries.

PHP IDEs (Integrated Development Environments)

An Integrated Development Environment is the software that you use for… Well, your development. It typically has a debugger, compiler, documentation generator (not necessary), code snippets and an integrated web browser. There also are other features found in some of the leading PHP IDEs, such as source control, class view, multiple language support, database navigation and more.

Eclipse

Eclipse has two very popular plug-ins for PHP development. One is the official PHP IDE Project which is an Eclipse foundation project. You can download Eclipse right away and try out the several coding examples it provides for PHP. The other popular PHP development plug-in is PHPEclipse which is a 3rd party plug-in. Eclipse is definitely good for beginners as it’s very easy to use.

Komodo

Komodo has a vast user base and is also a popular IDE for PHP development. Komodo has support for Windows, Linux and Mac OSX. The only obvious downside with Komodo is that it isn’t free.

PHP Designer

PHP designer is a PHP IDE which includes built in HTML, CSS and JS editor in addition to the basic PHP editor. It has all the standard features and there is a free version available so you can try it out to see if it works for you. Another great feature is that it can easily integrate FTP/SFTP and TortoiseSVN for source control and versioning. A good thing for all the professional PHP developers.

PHPEdit

PHPEdit is a PHP Editor and IDE with an impressive set of features which includes support for all the popular PHP frameworks, code snippets, source control through Subversion or FTP/SFTP, besides the standard PHP editor, debugger and compiler. It also has a free version which you can try for evaluation purposes. The full version will cost you $89.

Zend Studio

Zend Studio truly is one of the top PHP IDEs out there. Zend is not just for individual PHP developers, it’s also ideal for large development teams working on big PHP projects. A big bonus is that Zend hosts weekly webinars on PHP development and general programming, as well as conducting PHP training and certification for individuals and companies. There is trial version of the Zend Studio available for download.

Online PHP Tutorials

IBM PHP Developer Network
IBM has a really comprehensive set of tutorials covering everything from basic to advanced PHP topics. Early stage PHP developers can utilize these tutorials as a quick starting guide on how to do some really everyday things in PHP, such as form authentication, managing file I/O and XML interoperability.

PHP Builder

PHP Builder has a huge database of quick PHP starting guides, tutorials and articles. An example is the tutorial on how to make your own web mailer program in PHP. This is a common feature used by many dynamic websites for contact forms, registration forms etc. They also have accompanying forums that can be utilized for posting problems or questions you have regarding their tutorials.

W3Schools

It’s impossible not mentioning W3Schools when it comes to tutorials and help guides related to web programming languages and frameworks. They have a quick starters guide, covering the most essential parts of the PHP programming language. Beside the guides, they also have a comprehensive reference manual on the most commonly used PHP functions and once you are ready you can take the PHP certification which definitely adds to your credibility.

Tutorialized’s PHP Tutorials

This resource has a pretty thick set of high quality PHP tutorials freely available. There are more than 600 tutorials categorized into around 50 categories, ranging from how to build ecommerce shopping carts to security. Once you understand the fundamentals, you can start experimenting with the help of these tutorials.

DeveloperTutorial’s PHP Tutorials

This is a great place to go hunting for tutorials on PHP related topics that you find interesting. They do not have a thick set of tutorials but the ones they do have are of the highest quality. Most of these tutorials have been written by expert PHP developers.

Online PHP Books

  • Web Blazonry’s free PHP books
  • TuxRadar’s Practical PHP Programming
  • Free Programming Resources / PHP Books
  • FreeTechBook’s PHP books
  • WikiBooks’s PHP Books

Having a good website program manager is one of the secret formulas of getting a good working website. Please note that here I am talking about really big websites. so… we were discussing the program manager for a good working website…And you probably don’t have one on your website team, because most web teams don’t.

I am citing one very blatant example of lack of co-ordination between design and development teams of a website project which resulted into site getting the google’s famous grey bar in google tool bar. You might be thinking of how lack of co-ordination between project teams can cause a website to get grey bar… so here is the case…

The design team worked on specifications provided by marketing team and designed a corporate website, simultaneously, the development team also worked on functional specifications and developed the website… they synced the versions and launched the website. The issue was noticed after google’s page rank refresh when a few pages of the website got grey bar… ( Though it could have been detected much earlier, if they would have looked upon the webmaster account of google where it shows the indexation stats, referrers, redirect issues etc)

so when I got a chance to look upon the site, I came to know that in the entire website all the links are showing 301 redirects… when I went indepth then came to know that while linking the website the designers linked relative pages rather than linking final destination urls of the intended pages. The developers after doing canonicalization through .htaccess didn’t botherd to co-ordinate with designers on link issue.

Ideally the scenario should be like this:

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Google might be thinking of what a fool these people are… on one side they are applying .htaccess redirecting the page to directory and on the otherhand while linking the pages they are giving the page link instead of final destination link. Nevertheless, teams got to know about this and they corrected all the anomalies. In the next page rank refresh, all the pages get page rank and their grey status is resolved.

If you wish to build a site with tons of information in a matter of minutes, you can do so by using any good autoblogging tool that can pull data from different sources and post the feed in multiple categories as you want.

WP-O-Matic is one such tool that makes autoblogging a snap by automatically creating posts from the RSS/Atom feeds you choose, which are organized into campaigns.

WP-o-Matic aims to provide a very wide range of features. Currently, these are:

  • Campaigs Feeds and all settings and options are now organized into campaigns for the perfect organization and comfort.
  • Multiple feeds / categories: it’s possible to add as many feeds as you want, and add them to as many categories as you want. It’s not obstrusive, so you can also write your own posts to any of those categories.
  • Every form of XML syndication supported. This includes RSS 0.91 and RSS 1.0 formats, the popular RSS 2.0 format, and the emerging Atom.
  • Feed autodiscovery, which lets you add feeds without even knowing the exact URL. (Thanks Simplepie!)
  • Unix cron and WordPress cron jobs For maximum performance, you can make the RSS fetching process be called by a Unix cron job, or simply let WordPress handle it.
  • Comfortable interface. The admin is powered by a state of the art ajaxy interface that lets you handle your feeds with ease. Updated!
  • Images caching for extreme performance and hotlinking bypassing.
  • Words Rewriting. Want to replace the word “Poker” with “Texas Holdem”? We have it covered. Want to use regular expressions? We have it covered.
  • Words Relinking. Define custom links for words you specify.
  • Post templating. Define a global header and footer for the posts, or even for a specific feed. Add ads
  • Campaigns import/export using OPML files. Easily import hundreds of feeds into new or existing campaigns!

The software is still beta and has a few issues but you should be able to work around them.

PC games are created by one or more game developers, often in conjunction with other specialists (such as game artists) and either published independently or through a third party publisher. They may then be distributed on physical media such as DVDs and CDs, as Internet-downloadable shareware, or through online delivery services such as Direct2Drive and Steam. PC games often require specialized hardware in the user’s computer in order to play, such as a specific generation of graphics processing unit or an Internet connection for online play, although these system requirements vary from game to game.


PC Gaming is often the subject of criticism, focusing largely on the influence of objectionable content and prolonged gameplay on minors. However, the market of PC games continues to grow at an unbelievable pace. Asia is dominating the consumption of online video games, responsible for nearly half of the worldwide revenues.

according to a new report from the PC Gaming Alliance, 2007 was a banner year for gaming revenues. Online PC gaming revenue led the way in 2007 with $4.8 billion, nearly double the worldwide retail sales numbers for PC games.

Digital distribution sales approached $2 billion, while advertising revenues from websites, portals, and in-game ads accounted for $800 million. Both are expected to grow substantially as major developers and publishers begin to adopt formal strategies to take advantage of new online opportunities.

The reason behind this weedy growth has been the rapid penetration of broadband-connected PCs in all markets around the world. Broadband-connected PCs are a key driver of growth for PC gaming worldwide.

Advertising is the life of almost every trade and is the key component in any business operation. When legislation was passed last September to allow companies to advertise their product on television the thought was that the online community would feel the effects.

Study done by the Gambling Commission in the UK has found that the advertising has had little, if no, impact for online gambling. The same amount of people are playing now as there was before the new laws.

The Commission claims that only 8.8 percent of people in the UK that were studied have participated in any form of online gambling. That figure is the same as it was in 2007, showing no change from the television ads.

The majority of people that were doing the online gambling were men between the ages of 18-44. There was an increase, however, from last year in the number of women who admitted to taking part in the online gaming.

Computers and hand held devices were the most popular among the gamblers, with 6.8 percent of the people admitting to using these devices while gambling. Mobile telephones were next with 2.3 percent using the phones to gamble online.

I came across an interesting spreadsheet today in my inbox saying make your boss’s face today… it was having many features though… i wouldn’t use it…as I am not the one being frustated by bossy types..:) with no offence, I created one funny cartoon for him… hope you will like it.  At the same time, I m putting this post in Inspiration corridors as he is a Pro and a model of excellence for us…

“VisualRank” is nothing but an algorithm an algorithm for blending image-recognition software methods with techniques for weighting and ranking images that look most similar.

VisualRank differs from existent image search – the most popular tool for searching images. Although image search has become popular, results are usually generated today by using cues from the text associated with each image. On Thursday at the International World Wide Web Conference in Beijing, two Google scientists presented a paper describing VisualRank claiming that now they have a software technology intended to do for digital images on the Web what the company’s original PageRank software did for searches of Web pages.

Historically, Google is not the first into the visual product search category. Riya, a Silicon Valley start-up, introduced Like.com in 2006. The service, which refers users to shopping sites, makes it possible for a Web shopper to select a particular visual attribute, such as a certain style of brown shoes or a buckle, and then be presented with similar products available from other Web merchants.

visualrank

Riya and like.com had become first true visual search engines, where the content of photos are used to search and reterive similar items. Riya was founded in August 2004 and has assembled one of the largest visual computing research teams in the world and it has raised $19.5 million from venture and private equity investors, including Bay Partners, BlueRun Ventures, and Leapfrog Ventures.

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