Posts Tagged "PHP"

Find High / Low Value in Array (Definitive Series)

Welcome to another kick ass entry of the Programming Underground. On today's entry we explore a basic way to find the high and low values in an array as part of our Definitive Series. For those of you who are not familiar with my Definitive Series, it is the exploration of a concept and examples provided for 5 major languages (C++/C#/VB.NET/Java/PHP). Doing a search on my blog will also uncover ...

BozoSort Definitive (C++, C#, VB.NET, Java, PHP)

WARNING: PLEASE USE WITH EXTREME CAUTION! CONTENTS MAY BE FUNNY BUT NOT FOR PRODUCTION USE. Programmer Discretion is Advised! Hey you bozos out there, now there is a sort even for you! For those who don't know, a Bozo Sort is a joke sorting algorithm that actually sorts but at horrible timing and is very inefficient. It is good to see it at work from a theoretical stand point but it ...

Autoloading in PHP 5

Autoloading is a relatively easy concept to understand in PHP 5, but little is talked about it for the newbie programmer or those who are coming up out of PHP 4. It is part of that large group of functions known as "magic functions" and is responsible for getting around that large block of include/require statements you may see at the top of many big PHP scripts. In this entry ...

Amortization Definitive (C++, C#, Java, etc)

Amortization... it is the process of accounting for, and usually decreasing, an amount of money over a period of time. You can amortize a mortgage or various types of loans, and you can amortize assets based on their value and what their value will be in so many periods of time. Many newbies on our boards have asked about this very project as part of the computer science courses and ...

Pig Latin Definitive (C++, C#, Java, VB.NET, PHP)

Igpay atinlay isway oolcay... or so they say in the world of pig latin. A childhood language that was supposed to be "secret" and only the select few would know. Little did we know back then that parents had been speaking that language ever since they were little and no way did we get anything past them. Maybe I shouldn't have called them some nasty words. No wonder they sent ...

Simple/Basic Password Generation in PHP

Once in awhile every great programmer just needs a little snippet to get the project moving forward. One great snippet that is really useful is one for generating unique passwords. You could use something like this for assigning a generic password to an account (perhaps for a PHP game) that the user then logins with and changes their password or simply for resetting passwords (like in a forgot password feature). ...