| ||Date ||Title ||Author ||Hits |
| || 01-21-10 || ||Codex-M ||20300 |
If you've just started using the Yahoo Site Explorer Inbound Links API and want to know how far you can take it, keep reading. This three-part series will show you how to build an application that can help you track your links.
| || 01-20-10 || ||Alejandro Gervasio ||10890 |
Welcome to the final part of a seven part series on building polymorphs in PHP. In a friendly fashion, this series gets you started constructing polymorph classes specifically in PHP 5. It shows you how to accomplish this by using first interfaces, then parent classes, and finally a proper combination of both.
| || 01-19-10 || ||Alejandro Gervasio ||17697 |
In this penultimate part of a seven-part series on building polymorphs in PHP 5, I demonstrate how easy it is to build polymorph objects that merge the functionality of abstract classes and the structure of interfaces. The entire creation process is simple enough that you shouldn’t have major problems grasping its underlying logic.
| || 01-14-10 || ||Alejandro Gervasio ||13041 |
In this fifth part of a seven-part series on building polymorphs in PHP 5, you will learn how to build a polymorph object by combining an abstract class and a simple interface. As you'll see, this object will be used for constructing basic HTML divs.
| || 01-13-10 || ||Alejandro Gervasio ||16400 |
Welcome to the fourth installment of an article series on building polymorphs in PHP. Made up of seven tutorials, this series attempts to teach you through numerous, comprehensive code samples how to create polymorph objects. You'll see how to do it using interfaces, then abstract classes, and finally a combination of both.
| || 01-12-10 || ||Alejandro Gervasio ||11482 |
In this third part of a seven-part series, I demonstrate how to build polymorph objects using abstract classes in PHP 5. As you'll see, it's a pretty straightforward process that can be tackled with relative ease.
| || 01-11-10 || ||Alejandro Gervasio ||12327 |
In this second article in a seven-part series on building polymorphs in PHP 5, I provide you with another example of how to do this by way of a simple interface. For this tutorial, I decided to work with objects that are responsible for rendering different HTML elements, such as div and paragraphs, but naturally it’s possible to construct these types of object for different purposes as well.
| || 01-06-10 || ||Alejandro Gervasio ||18544 |
You don't need to be working in a strictly-typed language like C to enjoy the benefits of polymorphism. You just need to achieve it at a different level. In this seven-part series, you'll learn how to use polymorphism in PHP 5.
| || 01-04-10 || ||Apress Publishing ||54222 |
In this second part of a two-part series on error and exception handling in PHP, we focus specifically on handling exceptions. This article is excerpted from chapter 8 of the book Beginning PHP and Oracle: From Novice to Professional, written by W. Jason Gilmore and Bob Bryla (Apress; ISBN: 1590597702).
| || 12-31-09 || ||Apress Publishing ||38520 |
Mistakes are inevitable, in life, programming, and application submissions. You can prepare for errors by making sure your application is designed to respond to them. This two-part article explains how PHP handles errors. It is excerpted from chapter 8 of the book Beginning PHP and Oracle: From Novice to Professional, written by W. Jason Gilmore and Bob Bryla (Apress; ISBN: 1590597702).
| || 12-30-09 || ||Alejandro Gervasio ||13263 |
Despite their name, static properties can help in a wide variety of situations. If you're not using them currently, and you regularly implement design patterns in your code, after reading this series you'll wonder how you ever did without them. This article is the conclusion to a four-part series.
| || 12-29-09 || ||Alejandro Gervasio ||24116 |
In this third part of a four-part series on static variables, I show how to use another static property in the previous MySQL driver to connect “more cleverly” to the database server. This example demonstrates how powerful a property like this can be, when utilized in an effective manner.
| || 12-28-09 || ||Alejandro Gervasio ||13754 |
In this second part of a four-part series, I finish building a sample MySQL driver by adding to it a whole new class responsible for iterating over database result sets through a friendly and intuitive API. This functional example shows that the use of a simple static property makes it easier to implement the Singleton pattern, which is convenient when developing a class that abstracts the access to a database server, be it MySQL or a different one.
| || 12-23-09 || ||Alejandro Gervasio ||12049 |
Welcome to the final installment of a series on working with foreign key constraints in MySQL. With a respectable number of code samples, this series walks you through the basics of using foreign key constraints in MySQL tables and teaches you how to use them specifically for maintaining the integrity of relational databases.
| || 12-22-09 || ||Alejandro Gervasio ||22575 |
In this first part of a four-part series, I show you how the declaration and further use of a single static property inside a MySQL abstraction class can be really useful for turning this class into a Singleton. While it’s fair to say that you can use different approaches for implementing this design pattern, most of them will employ a static variable.