Counting Number Frequency in Java

Over the past couple weeks I have noticed a lot of students asking questions about counting number frequencies. The student is often generating, or asked to take in input, and count how many times a series of numbers appear in the data. Sometimes they are given a file for the input and other times they are asked to take in numbers entered by the user and count them. So I ...

PHP Wants To Be Your Web Language Of The Future – Part 6 – After 5.5

This is part 6 of a 6 part series looking at the some of the wonderful features of PHP 5.5 and why it might remain a dominate web language for the future. This series was originally written for the Software Developer’s Journal. Through this multi-part series we covered some of the great features that have made version 5.5 a solid branch of development. But where do we go from here? What ...

PHP Wants To Be Your Web Language Of The Future – Part 5 – OPcache

This is part 5 of a 6 part series looking at the some of the wonderful features of PHP 5.5 and why it might remain a dominate web language for the future. This series was originally written for the Software Developer’s Journal. One of the main criticisms of PHP has always been "it is sloooowwww" or "slower than ______" (fill in the blank with some other trendy language). While sometimes this ...

PHP Wants To Be Your Web Language Of The Future – Part 4 – Foreach Non-Scalar Keys and Using with List()

This is part 4 of a 6 part series looking at the some of the wonderful features of PHP 5.5 and why it might remain a dominate web language for the future. This series was originally written for the Software Developer's Journal. In part 4 we are covering some of the new features related to foreach in the PHP 5.5 branch. While I myself have never really used these ideas much ...

PHP Wants To Be Your Web Language Of The Future – Part 3 – Constant Array/String Dereferencing and Empty for Expressions

This is part 3 of a 6 part series looking at the some of the wonderful features of PHP 5.5 and why it might remain a dominate web language for the future. This series was originally written for the Software Developer's Journal. In part 3 we are covering a couple of my favorite features introduced in the PHP 5.5 branch. The first one, constant array and string dereferencing, have been a ...

PHP Wants To Be Your Web Language Of The Future – Part 2 – “Finally” and Password Hashing

This is part 2 of a 6 part series looking at the some of the wonderful features of PHP 5.5 and why it might remain a dominate web language for the future. This series was originally written for the Software Developer's Journal. Continuing on with our 6 part series, the next two items that make PHP the language of the future is the finally keyword (which is used in conjunction with ...