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 ...

PHP Wants To Be Your Web Language Of The Future – Part 1 – Generators

This is part 1 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. Back in the early days of PHP the language was very different than it is today. While classes were available, PHP itself was very fragmented and felt more like ...

Tricks for Getting Around the ‘XMLHttpRequest Cannot Load’ Security Limitation in JavaScript

Some number of years ago web browser developers came up with the idea of allowing JavaScript to pull data from other sites into a web page on-the-fly. That day AJAX was born! Short for Asynchronous JavaScript and XML, this technology provided a mechanism for web pages to change their content without requiring the whole page to be refreshed. It was a great idea and has revolutionized some of the way ...

The Coding Survival Guide – Habits and Pitfalls Now Available!

The Coders Lexicon team is proud to announce our new ebook release titled "The Coding Survival Guide - Habits and Pitfalls"! This new guide is included FREE with your purchase of our popular ebook "The Programmers Idea Book - 200 Software Project Ideas and Tips to Developing Them" as well as other select ebooks. 24 Good habits and tips to avoid pitfalls when coding Occasional code examples to help reinforce some of ...