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I Object – Part 2

I was thinking of writing a little tutorial on PHP objects but there is an excellent one available at Nettuts.  As a brief example though, PHP is frequently used to connect to a MySQL database.  In the past, I would have used code such as this example also from Nettuts: mysql_connect(‘localhost’, ‘username’, ‘password’) or die(‘Could […]

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Automating Digital Downloads

My wife’s website Sue Horowitz Modern Jewish Music sells sheet music as PDFs.  These are being sold by simple hosted PayPal buttons.  Sometimes we go away so I thought it would be nice to automate the process.  After searching for a bit, I found a very helpful PHP script here emanueleferonato.com.  This script allows you […]

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PHP – At Your Service

PHP is a server-side language as opposed to HTML, CSS, and JavaScript all of which run on the client side.  PHP’s code is never sent to the browser so you will not see it with things like the browser’s “view source” command.  Since it can permanently alter, add,  or delete files from your website security […]

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Proud of My Back End

I am proud of my back-end and you should be too. And I do mean the back-end of your websites in case there was any question. The front-end of a website is what a surfer of the internet sees. The back-end is for the owner/site manager to make changes. I realized early on that I […]

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Taking Sides

Everyone at some point needs to take sides.  In this case, I am referring to server-side and user-side.  Your web site lives on a server owned by your host and is served to visitors.  The user’s browser receives the information, interprets it, and displays it for the user.  There are languages that work server-side such […]

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