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“Shopping for Carts”

“Shopping For Carts” International PHP Magazine, December 2004 Robert reviews shopping carts built in PHP ?th free and commercial ?d provides detailed recommendations for evaluating and using these carts in your PHP eCommerce development projects.

“Recursion in PHP: Tapping Unharnessed Power”

“Recursion In PHP: Tapping Unharnessed Power” Zend.com DevZone, November 2004 Next to object oriented programming, normalization of relational data structures and refactoring, recursion is one of the topics in computer science most often overlooked by the self-taught PHP programmer. This article is an attempt to help redress this situation.

“Queue It: a Better Way to Send Email in PHP “

“Queue It: A Better Way To Send Email In PHP “ International PHP Magazine, October 2004 This article explores a powerful alternative to the typical approach to system generated e mail–the PEAR’s Mail::Queue package–to queue system generated messages for periodic delivery, tracking, re-sending, and reporting on message status.

The Pleasures of Ming

“The Pleasures Of Ming: Explored Through Project K++” International PHP Magazine, August 2004 (cover story) This article provides thorough treatment of the Ming library for PHP through a unique approach. Instead of speaking generally about the library, we will step through various components of Project K++–the abstract art software that provided the cover art for …

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Video: OO Versus Procedural in PHP

I had the privilege of giving a talk to the local LAMP SIG chapter entitled, “Object Oriented Versus Procedural Programming In PHP: Choosing The Best Tools For The Job”. Video of that presentation, complete with slides, is now available.

Geopositioning in PHP

“Geopositioning In PHP: Finding The Space Behind Cyberspace” International PHP Magazine, June 2004 (cover story) In an age where e-mail takes seconds, not weeks, to travel halfway around the globe, it seems physical location matters less and less. But the Internet hasn’t eliminated the need to pinpoint geographic location. So what do you do as …

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