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Implementing the Google Search API

in PHP added by goodphptutorials, on 25/1/2006 general

Learn how to create an advanced search application based on the Google Search API using PHP and the nuSOAP client.

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PHP MySQL Shopping Cart Tutorial

in PHP added by goodphptutorials, on 25/1/2006 e-commerce

A comprehensive tutorial on building a PHP powered e-commerce site

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Googlifying Search Results

in PHP added by goodphptutorials, on 24/1/2006 content management google results search style

Most people are familiar with doing searches on Google, and how Google formats search results. First, the search criteria text appears in a bold font. Second, the text of the search results ends with an ellipsis (...) to let the user know that there is more information where that came from. These little UI features make it easy for readers to find what they are looking for.

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Securing Forms with Random Noisy Images

in PHP added by goodphptutorials, on 21/1/2006 capatcha form image process security user validation

This tutorial is intended for those who want to ensure that the data retrieved by a form processor PHP is sent by the expected form, not another application or by hand. An understanding form data processing is assumed. A basic knowledge of image creation and manipulation functions is also required.

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Using Objects to Create an Application

in PHP added by goodphptutorials, on 16/1/2006 class design objects oo programming oop software design

This tutorial is the second in a series dealing with using objects to create an application -- building the application up from smaller parts -- and teaching important software engineering and design concepts that will be useful writing not only in PHP, but in other languages as well.

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The MVC pattern

in PHP added by goodphptutorials, on 14/1/2006 controller mvc n-tier oo programming oop pattern view

The MVC pattern very commonly used in constructing web applications. The principle allows us to construct 3-tier applications, allowing us useful layers of seperation in our code, and helping both designers and developers to cooperate as well enhancing our ability to maintain and expand on existing applications.

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Error Handling: Stepping beyond True/False Results

in PHP added by goodphptutorials, on 12/1/2006 beginner tutorials error error handling exceptions warning

Proper error handling is a struggle for most software engineers, myself included. There is no fun in error handling, no logic puzzles to solve. Most of us don?t add any kind of error handling to our code until we run into a problem.

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Building Database Interfaces

in PHP added by goodphptutorials, on 12/1/2006 database databases dml interface mysql objects oop query

This article is about using and building Database Interfaces (DB interfaces). DB interfaces make application development faster and easier. This is accomplished by relocating scattered DML (Insert, Update, Delete) statements into a single shared tool, the Class. A Class encapsulates data post processing, integrity, and security into a single tool that can be accessed throughout the application.

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Preview PDF Generation Using Only PHP - Part 2

in PHP added by goodphptutorials, on 12/1/2006 adobe file file format file handling filesystem pdf

This tutorial is intended for the PHP programmer who needs to incorporate PDF generation in a script without using external libraries such as PDFlib (often unavailable due to licensing restrictions or lack of funds).

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Remembering Users (Cookies and Sessions)

in PHP added by goodphptutorials, on 9/1/2006 cookies and sessions

Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) is a stateless protocol. This is, of course, a problem for applications in which state must be maintained, for instance e-commerce applications with a shopping-cart functionality. How to overcome this problem?

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PHP Cheat Sheet

in PHP added by goodphptutorials, on 6/1/2006 beginner tutorials cheat sheet php reference

The PHP cheat sheet is designed to be printed on an A4 sheet of paper and live by a developers desk, to make life a bit easier.

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Authentication and Security

in PHP added by goodphptutorials, on 4/1/2006 user authentication

In this tutorial we discuss the techniques used to build web database applications that authenticate, authorize, and protect the data that is transmitted over the Web. A wide variety of topics are covered

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Using Files on the Server File System

in PHP added by goodphptutorials, on 3/1/2006 archive bzip file file handling filesystem zip

This tutorial covers both standard tasks such as reading and writing files, and advanced tasks such as archiving files in ZIP or BZ2 format. Many of these tasks can be solved in different, equally usable ways, so you truly have the freedom of choice.

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Switching to PHP: What's the Language Difference?

in PHP added by goodphptutorials, on 2/1/2006 JavaScript asp beginner tutorials language perl vb

This article is intended for readers getting started with PHP, but who are already familiar with another Web based language. Those of you with a Perl, Javascript, or VB/ASP background will find this article the most informative.

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File Creation and Editing with Filesystem Functions

in PHP added by goodphptutorials, on 30/12/2005 file handling files filesystem io read write

This tutorial is intended for PHP programmers that wish to use the Filesystem Functions of PHP to create files on their webserver via PHP. A basic understanding of PHP and file systems in general is assumed.

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