I was thinking to publish this post way before but between my irregularity and busy schedule I couldn’t do that. Today, I would like to tell you that Why I choose CodeIgniter for my current project and recommend it for other programmers? I’ve used CakePHP for my one previous project in which I’ve used the version 1.1.7 of Cake. I must admit that CakePHP is a great MVC framework with but there are many performance issues in the related to CakePHP and I decided not to use it until the final version of 1.2.0 of CakePHP which is still in RC phase while writing this post.
From last day, We were having problem with a project which was shut down in the middle due to heavy traffic. As a technical manager, I was the person who to take charge over the project bring it down to the track. After doing few benchmark test, I came to know that the MySql access from a PHP file was creating the overhead to the CPU of the server.
Well!! I know it’s been a long time, but what to do so many things to do and I’m having hard time to maintain this blog these days.Hope I will be regular like I was before. Today, I’m going to talk about some of the popular MVC PHP frameworks. A few people has asked me what is CakePHP, or What is CodeIgniter? How to to use them ? When to use them ? Today, I’m going to talk about PHP frameworks which I’ve used. Please note that the choice of choosing a framework is personal preference and the statement and this post is not going to say that this framework is better than this framework.
While talking about chat application, these days people hate those kind application made in PHP which need page refreshing. In this post, I’ll show you six different free Ajax chat applications which might be very useful if you’ve to use Ajax based chat application. Depending upon the requirement of your chat application, you can use them. I might have missed another good Ajax based chat application, if you find any the please post it to the comments.
Today, I would like to tell you how to handle character set problem which occurs during the data fetched from PHP using Ajax mainly on the western characters(European charset).Lots of people asked me about this problem where these European charset is displayed in unreadable format after fetching it from ajax.
The problem of precision lost in floating point number in PHP haunted me for about 10 minutes yesterday but I quickly figured out the problem and solved it as I was aware of this problem. But, I would like to post here it here so that many others PHP programmers, who are not aware with this kind of problem ,get solution easily and don’t get stuck with it.
Yesterday Tarquin macey asked me how can we change the value of the textbox based using Ajax and PHP based on the changing value of the dropdown list.Today, I’ve come up with a solution from him.In this post, you’ll see how to get the currency code of a country from PHP using Ajax and this currency code will replace the value of textbox each time the dropdown list changes.
In this post, I’ll show you how can you download the multiples files in a zip archive using PHP. I’ve made a function in PHP where you’ve to pass the parameters the array of files to be zipped, the second parameter is file name as which zip archive file has to be downloaded and finally the path of files where files to be zipped are located.(assuming that they are all in same folder)
Yesterday, I saw one of my friend was working on the the contact form and was filtering the user input data(posted variables) individually. He was using a function in PHP to filter the input and using tedious approach while calling the filtering function for each variables with coding each of them in single line . Today, I’m going to show you how can you filter the posted variables easily using callback function in PHP.
What is web services?
In a typical web surfing scenario, a visitor visits a website and use the functionality provided by that particular website.HTTP request is send to server from web browsers and server responses are translated by browser to display the desired result of the visitor. But, this scenario has been changed in the recent days. You don’t need to visit the particular website to use their service and functionality if they are providing web services. Web services are set of platform independent exposed APIs(functions) which can be used used from remote server over the Internet. There are basically two parties involved in this, one which provides a set of exposed APIs and the another one ,commonly know as web services consumers,is the party which uses the functionality and services provided by web services providing party.
Yesterday, miaki asked me how can we get the country name from the IP address in PHP. Today, I’ve come up with the answer of this question. I’ve used the API from hostip.info to fetch the country name , city name and country code from the given IP address. I’ve mad this function in PHP which uses XML response from hostip.info and extracted country name, city name and country code using regular expression.
Today, I was going through the Technorati API to find the rank of the blog using PHP. Those who doesn’t know about Technorati, Technorati is known as the authority for tracking, indexing and ranking the blog sytems. When I went through the Technorati Api, I found that it is not that hard to get the ranking of a blog which is indexed in Technorati.You need to get the developer API key from Technorati and use their Web Services to get the ranking of a blog.
Today, I would to announce the result of poll which I’ve started last week titled “Which is the best PHP framework?”. And it seems Zend framework is one of the most popular PHP framework among the PHP project developers.
Today, When I was doing some programming stuffs and I found out that there is serious flaw in the “and” , “or” logical operator of PHP. I’m not talking about the symbol “||” and “&&” logical operator. I’m talking about the “and” and “or” logical operator (operator with words).
I’ve been asked a lot of times which is the best PHP framework. Well, it’s a very difficult question to answer this question and there are some pros and corns in each framework. So, today I would to hear your views via poll. Please let everybody know which is the best PHP framework among CakePHP, Symfony, Zend Framework, CodeIgniter and Seagull. So that, it will be easier for the PHP developer to choose right framework for the next project. And please post the comment, if you’ve something more to say.
Parsing the XML has been a tough task among the programmer of PHP. I frequently get questions from my friend and via email “How can we parse XML in an easy way? It seems to be a tough task”. If SimpleXML extension is loaded in PHP then it’s not a tough task. But, keep in mind that SimpleXML extension of PHP is only available from the PHP 5.0.