Erik Wurzer
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    Why you Should be using PHP's PDO for Database AccessPdo
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    Many PHP programmers learned how to access databases by using either the MySQL or MySQLi extensions. As of PHP 5.1, there's a better way. PHP Data Objects (PDO) provide methods for prepared statements and working with objects that will make you far more productive!Read More…
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    Progressively Enhance a Form to a Modal FormPreview
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    With something as important as a contact form, you want it working properly for all visitors—even the JavaScript challenged. How do you handle this if you want to use a modal (pop-up) form? The answer is progressive enhancement; start with baseline, usable functionality; then increase the user experience for those who have browsers to support it.Read More…
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    Creating a Web Poll with PHPPreview
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    Polls are nearly ubiquitous on the web today, and there are plenty of services that will provide a drop-in poll for you. But what if you want to write one yourself? This tutorial will take you through the steps to create a simple PHP-based poll, including database setup, vote processing, and displaying the poll.Read More…
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    HTML Parsing and Screen Scraping with the Simple HTML DOM LibraryPreview
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    If you need to parse HTML, regular expressions aren't the way to go. In this tutorial, you'll learn how to use an open source, easily learned parser, to read, modify, and spit back out HTML from external sources. Using nettuts as an example, you'll learn how to get a list of all the articles published on the site and display them.Read More…
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    Building a 5 Star Rating System with jQuery, AJAX and PHPPreview
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    In this tutorial, you'll learn how to build a rating system with AJAX, PHP, and jQuery. Votes will be recorded and updated in real-time with the magic of AJAX, and we'll also leverage the power of PHP so that you don't even need a database!Read More…