Plug-In PHP: 100 Power Solutions

Simple Solutions to Practical PHP Problems

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Date

March 11, 2010

Format

Paperback, 384 pages

ISBN

0071666591 / 9780071666596

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31.99

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39.99



Overview


Main description

100 power solutions to real-world problems

This practical guide gives you 100 ready-to-run PHP functions for solving most of the main problems you encounter when building a dynamic website with PHP. Every plug-in in the book offers a complete and working solution for a result you can achieve right away, using ready-made code you simply drop into your own program. And there’s little or no learning curve, because each one is self-contained and thoroughly documented.

Plug-in PHP is packed with programming tips and suggestions for further adapting the functions to your own needs, and even breaks down all the variables, arrays and functions used by each into at-a-glance tables, accompanied by a screen grab of every function in action. This makes the book extremely easy to use, even for complete beginners to PHP programming.

A plug-in for every need
No matter what cookbook-style solutions you’re looking for, you’ll find the perfect functions in this book, and you can have them up and running in just a couple of minutes. For example, here’s the complete list of plug-ins which, while comprehensive, simply doesn't do justice to the depth and breadth of help, information, and practical code provided in this book:
Wrap Text; Caps Control; Friendly Text; Strip Whitespace; Word Selector; Count Tail; Text Truncate; Spell Check; Remove Accents; Shorten Text; Upload File; Resize Image; Make Thumbnail; Image Alter; Image Crop; Image Enlarge; Image Display; Image Convert; GIF Text; Image Watermark; Relative to Absolute URL; Get Links from URL; Check Links; Directory List; Query Highlight; Rolling Copyright; Embed YouTube Video; Create List; Hit Counter; Referer Log; Evaluate Expression; Validate Credit Card; Create Captcha; Check Captcha; Validate Text; Validate E-mail; Spam Catch; Send E-mail; BB Code; Pound Code; Check Links; Get Title from URL; Auto Back Links; Create Short URL; Use Short URL; Simple Web Proxy; Page Updated?; HTML to RSS; RSS to HTML; HTML to Mobile; Users Online; Post to Guestbook; Get Guestbook; Post to Chat; View Chat; Send Tweet; Send Direct Tweet; Get Tweets; Replace Smileys; Replace SMS Talk; Add User to DB; Get User from DB; Verify User in DB; Sanitize String; Create Session; Open Session; Close Session; Secure Session; Manage Cookie; Block User by Cookie; Create Google Chart; Curl Get Contents; Fetch Wiki Page; Fetch Flickr Stream; Get Yahoo! Answers; Search Yahoo!; Get Yahoo! Stock News; Get Yahoo! News; Search Google Books; Convert Currency; Ajax Request; Post Ajax Request; Get Ajax Request; Protect E-mail; Toggle Text; Status Message; Slide Show; Input Prompt; Words from Root; Predict Word; Get Country by IP; Bypass Captcha; Get Book from ISBN; Get Amazon Sales Rank; Pattern Match Word; Suggest Spelling; Google Translate; Corner GIF; Rounded Table; Display Bing Map

Real world solutions
Plug-in PHP has everything you need for processing text; image uploading and manipulation; content management; forms and user input; integrating your website with others; creating chat and messaging services; using MySQL; managing sessions and cookies; dealing with APIs; RSS; and XML; integrating with JavaScript and Ajax; accessing geo-location; spell checking and language translation; and a great deal more.

Written by PHP expert with many years of experience developing websites in PHP and writing about PHP development, this invaluable resource draws on the author’s personal toolkit of solutions built up over the years. This means they are fast, tried-and-tested functions that have been proven to work in the real world, and they will work for you too.


Table of contents

Chapter 1. Building a Development Server; Chapter 2. Using the Plug-ins; Chapter 3. Text Processing; Chapter 4. Image Handling; Chapter 5. Content Management; Chapter 6. Forms and User Input; Chapter 7. The Internet; Chapter 8. Chat and Messaging; Chapter 9. MySQL, Sessions, and Cookies; Chapter 10. APIs, RSS, and XML; Chapter 11. Incorporating JavaScript; Chapter 12. Diverse Solutions; Index


Author comments

Robin Nixon is a developer and technical writer who has published more than 500 magazine articles and three computing books.


Back cover copy

100 PHP power solutions in one handy guide

This practical resource contains 100 ready-to-run PHP plug-ins you can use to create dynamic Web content. The book begins by showing you how to install, configure, and use a powerful web development environment. Then, each chapter in Plug-In PHP offers complete, working examples for specific end results you can achieve right away. In this time-saving tool, all of the code is extensively documented along with tips for adapting it for your own requirements.

Get ready-made PHP plug-ins for:

  • Text processing
  • Image handling
  • Content management
  • Forms and user input
  • Internet integration
  • Chat and messaging
  • MySQL, sessions, and cookies
  • APIs, RSS, and XML
  • JavaScript and Ajax
  • Geo-location
  • Spelling and language translation
  • And much more

Download all of the book's plug-ins at www.pluginphp.com

Robin Nixon has worked with and written about computers since the early 1980s. He has written several books and more than 500 articles for leading computer magazines.





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