PHP Basics: Language Constructs

Language constructs are similar to built in PHP functions. The difference is based in how the PHP engine interprets or handles it when it sees it. A perfect example of a language construct is echo(). PHP immediately knows what to do with this when it comes across it instead of having to reference its reference […]

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PHP Basics: Control Structures

Control structures are very important to writing an effective PHP application. Control structures are necessary in most PHP scripts even if they are small scripts. This is like the difference between bad directions on how to cook a meal in a recipe, such as a recipe that has how much of each ingrediant but not […]

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PHP Basics: Variables

A variable is a placeholder for a value. You can assign a value to a variable. In PHP you are not required to specify the data type when creating a variable. $hello =”Hello World”; This assigns the variable ‘hello’ with the value of ‘Hello World’. Thank you for reading. PHPinformation.org, your home for quality PHP […]

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PHP Basics: Operators

In PHP, as in all programming languages, operators manipulate or compare values and variables. Operators are very important to all languages and are used for assigning values to variables, comparing a variable to another variable or a value or manipulating strings. There are five different types of operators: * Assignment Operators * Arithmetic Operators * […]

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PHP Basics: Syntax

PHP’s language syntax is similar to that of most programming languages such a C, as PHP was primarily based of the C language. However with PHP you are not required to compile the code and the code you write must be contained within a tag that starts and ends the PHP code. <?php // This […]

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PHP Basics: Introduction

PHP (PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor) is a server-side language similar to ASP (Active Server Pages) and supports use with many databases such as MySQL, Informix, Oracle, Sybase, Solid, PostgreSQL, and Generic ODBC. PHP is a powerful scripting language that can be used for small and large web based applications. In my experience I have found PHP […]

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