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2answers
178 views

Is PHP the only popular language that mixes simple and associative arrays into a single type? [closed]

I'm doing a research on PHP and wondering if there any other commonly used programming langues that use an associative array for both simple indexed element storage and key-value functionality. Does ...
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1answer
2k views

Advantages and disadvantages of PHP/Ruby [closed]

I've been a front-end developer for about two years now, and I'm attempting to break into the server side of things. Ideally I'd like to work for a startup social network on the back-end side so I ...
2
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6answers
759 views

Why is PHP's method of comparing different types bad?

I'm working on designing a new programming language and trying to decide how I will do variable comparisons. Along with many different types of languages, I've used PHP for years and personally had ...
1
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2answers
329 views

What's up with the Class::get(id) idiom in PHP

I am a new PHP developer (coming from .NET). The experienced php dev that I work with said that calling a static get method on a PHP class with an ID as a parameter is common in PHP. Is there a name ...
0
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1answer
5k views

Why would one prefer C# (ASP.NET MVC) or Java (JSP) instead of PHP for web applications/projects [closed]

I'm wondering, why would one (consider it not just a single developer, but a company) prefer C# or Java for web applications? What's their considerations regarding the question. I mean, a company, has ...
4
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1answer
636 views

Objects of different programming languages

Apparently, there are some resemblance between objects in JavaScript and dictionaries in Python. Each language defines an object a little different (and there is some logic that all definitions to be ...
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2answers
494 views

Getting help in programming while holding the reins tightly [on hold]

I am starting an Internet business. Basically the most important part, the part that is making me actual money is still missing. I tried to deal with those issues several times but I always get ...
0
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1answer
190 views

how do design the database tables for file download statistics

I have the web application where i am serving file downloads in php. All is working fine and i have the download column in file field where i increment it. But i want to have full statictics of ...
1
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2answers
434 views

How can I work on multiple programming languages at same time [duplicate]

It always happen to me that if I leave the stuff for 1-2 months I forget the stuff. 5 months back I had symfony project and I did that. At that time I was very much confident that I can do any ...
10
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6answers
2k views

Web Developer and Math [duplicate]

I have just learned HTML/CSS and I practice everything I read to make it more understandable to me and I really enjoy it. My goal is to be a Modern Web Developer both front and back-end, so I won't ...
2
votes
2answers
302 views

How to fix bad fundamentals? [closed]

I am a native PHP developer, and have been for about a year or so. I love PHP and it was very easy for me to learn, but I have developed some bad habits along the way due to never having a formal ...
1
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2answers
463 views

How do I add restrictions for users to sign up before they can access web site?

How do I get my webpage not to go back when they hit the back button and are logged out ? how can I add a web page to be blocked like FACEBOOK doesn't let you get into their site with out having a ...
0
votes
1answer
236 views

PHP Drupal alternatives [closed]

Based off answers to this question: Will I pick bad coding habits from PHP books? and many others it is a general consensus that PHP is not the most well suited language for web development anymore ...
3
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3answers
2k views

PHP - Auto Code Formatter?

I am just wonedering is there a tool/software (ideally free) to do a auto code formatting in the PHP for batch of files (not one by one which i can use the IDE for that) Ideally something like this ...
7
votes
7answers
919 views

What am I missing about PHP? [closed]

It's like this mythical thing that a dominating portion of developers say is just the best option for back-end development, a part of development about which I know virtually nothing beyond the ...
28
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15answers
2k views

Is it wise to be going back and forth between two programming languages? [closed]

I have been writing quite a lot of PHP for nearly two years. Now I am doing .NET (mainly c#) development. However, sometimes I go back and do some php. My main question is, is it wise for me to ...
8
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2answers
631 views

Are there any good use-cases for variable variables?

Today I encountered this little PHP gem called variable variables. $literal = "Hello"; $vv = "literal"; echo $$vv; // => prints "Hello" Are there actually any real use-cases for this language ...
2
votes
6answers
2k views

Which programming language for text editing? [closed]

I need a programming language for text editing and processing (replace, formatting, regular expressions, string comparison, word processing, text analysis, etc.). Which programming language is more ...
3
votes
2answers
537 views

“PHP: Good Parts”-ish book / reference [closed]

Before I had my first proper contact with Javascript I read an excellent book "Javascript: The Good Parts" by Douglas Crockford. I was hoping for something similar in case of PHP. My first thought was ...
4
votes
5answers
1k views

What programming language to choose for this XML and data processing task? [closed]

I currently code in PHP. Recently I've been working on a project using PHP and Symfony that: reads large XML files (lots of DOM parsing/reading), converts large XML files to large arrays, merges 2 ...
4
votes
4answers
721 views

Purely technical reasons for PHP as a first choice?

I know this may come off as a flame-y / troll-y, but I hope you will take my word for it that it's not my intention. I am just trying to understand the PHP phenomenon. After looking at the many ...
1
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4answers
438 views

Learning PHP with a Rails/Django/Lift background

While I have been at university studying a CS degree I have been picking up web development on the side. As I started in the last couple of years, I have mainly been using Rack/Ruby based frameworks ...
10
votes
10answers
2k views

Is dynamic language always interpreted?

Looking at most (if not all) dynamic languages [i.e Python, PHP, Perl and Ruby], they are all interpreted. Correct me if I'm wrong. Is there any example of dynamic language that goes through ...
2
votes
4answers
2k views

What php programmer should know? [closed]

I've dig the database here and didn't found any answer for my question. What is a standard for a php programmer to know? I mean, literally, what group of language functions, mechanisms, variables ...
4
votes
4answers
389 views

How do I get away from PHP in the web industry?

I'm just looking for some tips on getting away from using PHP for web development. I'm self-employed but it seems like all of the work I find deals with PHP. I'm not complaining about the work -- just ...
3
votes
1answer
159 views

Suggestion needed to create a website that makes podcasts

I going to create a project that has the following features: Create Audio and Video Podcast Create & Browse Podcast Hoster's Profile Manage Hoster's Profile ( add podcast , remove podcast , ...
4
votes
3answers
656 views

Were they joking when they named PHP? [closed]

PHP stands for: PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor This a recursive loop, if I'm not mistaken. Did the creator of PHP have this in mind when he named PHP? Is this the only language where the name has ...
1
vote
5answers
355 views

Trying not to get ahead of myself but it is hard! [closed]

Well I made a 5 year plan for myself (11years-16years) I am pretty good at Java, HTML, and PHP. I have already done some end projects: Small Java Platform Game A Small Polynomial Solver A Small ...
16
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5answers
2k views

Your experience with haxe and other languages that compile to PHP?

I would like to hear opinions from people who have used a language that compiles to php. One such language I know is Haxe. Other ones I've read about are Kira and Pharen. How well do these languages ...
13
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7answers
7k views

Confused about ASP.NET Ajax, jQuery and JavaScript [closed]

Yesterday, I read couple of chapters on ASP.NET Ajax and jQuery from my ASP.NET 4 book and I found those frameworks pretty interesting and decide to learn more about them. Today, I borrowed some ...
11
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7answers
1k views

Is there anyone who has used Python/Ruby and PHP for a long time and still prefer PHP? [closed]

I am usually fascinated by articles defending PHP and the arguments being used. Quite often authors of these types of articles don't mention what experience they have with other languages. Personally ...
2
votes
7answers
5k views

C++ is easy once you know PHP [closed]

I was at work last week and one of our "lead developers" (who said he has programmed C++ before, but I don't believe him) was talking about C++ and how our team of developers who only know PHP would ...
10
votes
4answers
929 views

What is happening to PHP 6? [closed]

I am excited about the changes in PHP 6 previewed in PHP 5.3+. However, I wonder why it takes so long to release PHP 6? Books about it have been published since 2008, and announcements on it since ...