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PHP Traits for Implementing Interfaces

Posted on Aug 13, 2013 | Last Updated Aug 13, 2013

PHP 5.4 introduced traits. Traits are in many ways like code-assisted copy and paste. They are ways to mix code into a class without inheritance. But what are they good for? When should they be used?

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PHP 5.4, trait, interface, abstract, oop

Apache Mod Rewrite and PHP

Posted on Jul 8, 2009 | Last Updated Aug 13, 2013

How to check if Apache's mod_rewrite module is installed on your server directly inside your PHP script.

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apache, mode_rewrite, module, php, apache_get_modules

PHP strip_tags And Standalone XHTML Elements

Posted on Dec 11, 2006 | Last Updated Nov 11, 2011

A solution to strip_tags() not allowing BR, HR and other standalone XHTML elements.

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php, strip_tags, strip_tags(), xhtml, br, hr, standalone elements, self-closing

URL Fragment not Accessible to PHP

Posted on Dec 11, 2006 | Last Updated Nov 11, 2011

The fragment part of a URL or web address is not sent to servers to be accessible by scripting languages such as PHP.

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url fragment, pound, hash, php

Bitwise Math Tool

Posted on Jan 4, 2006 | Last Updated Nov 9, 2011

I programmed a bitwise math tool that checks an integer for stored flags.

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bitwise math, bits, integers, integer, flags, check

Importing Methods from an unrelated Class in PHP5

Posted on Feb 27, 2005 | Last Updated Aug 13, 2013

Sometimes you need to steal a method from an unrelated class without becoming a child. Here's how.

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PHP5, Class, method, import

Unicode Data with PHP 5 and MySQL 4.1

Posted on Nov 11, 2004 | Last Updated Aug 13, 2013

Internationalization is simple with a litlle advanced preparation.

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Unicode, PHP, MySQL

MySQL Sort Order with NULL

Posted on Jul 11, 2004 | Last Updated Aug 17, 2010

Learn how to force NULL values to the end of a sorted list

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MySQL, NULL, ORDER BY

MySQL Arbitrary Ordering

Posted on Jul 1, 2004 | Last Updated Jan 22, 2008

Order your results in any way you choose using the CASE clause

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MySQL, CASE clause, IN clause, Arbitrary Order

Setting bits and flags in PHP

Posted on Feb 25, 2004 | Last Updated Jul 22, 2009

A function for setting bits regardless of current state.

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PHP, bitwise, flags

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