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Jason Lengstorf
Jason Lengstorf is a 25-year-old turbogeek hailing from Portland, Oregon, who designs and develops websites for Copter Labs. He's the author of PHP for Absolute Beginners [2009 Apress] and Pro PHP and jQuery [2010 Apress], as well as articles for various online publications.
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    Why You're a Bad PHP ProgrammerBad php programmer
    We all have our bad habits. In this article, we'll go over a list of bad practices that are worth examining, reevaluating, and correcting immediately. Read More…
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    Object-Oriented PHP for Beginners200x200
    Twice a month, we revisit some of our readers’ favorite posts from through out the history of Nettuts+. This tutorial was first published in July, 2010. For many PHP programmers, object-oriented programming is a frightening concept, full of complicated syntax and other roadblocks. As detailed in my book, Pro PHP and jQuery, you'll learn the concepts behind object-oriented programming (OOP), a style of coding in which related actions are grouped into classes to aid in creating more-compact, effective code. Read More…
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    20 Ways to Save Kittens and Learn PHPPhp tips2
    Twice a month, we revisit some of our readers’ favorite posts from through out the history of Nettuts+. This tutorial was first published in January, 2011. There's an old adage - dating back to the 1700s - which, in English, says: "A kitten dies each time a PHP programmer doesn't follow best practices." Okay, not really; but just go with it! Getting started in PHP can be a daunting experience. With that in mind, these 20 tips will teach you how to follow best practices, and save lives...kitty lives. Read More…
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    Simplify Form Handling in a Big WayLookup array thumb
    Save time, reduce maintenance pains, simplify your code, and do it all while feeling like a freakin' genius! In this tutorial, learn how to use variable variables, lookup arrays, and a bit of clever programming to simplify form handling in a big way. Read More…
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    Roll Your Own Templating System in PHPCode
    Push the limits of your PHP knowledge with this advanced tutorial. Implement techniques including object-oriented programming, regular expressions, and function currying to build a templating system from scratch.Read More…
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    Winners Announced: Free Copies of "Pro PHP and jQuery"200x200
    Jason Lengstorf was nice enough to offer our community a handful of copies of his latest awesome book, Pro PHP and jQuery. Be sure to read his latest Nettuts+ tutorial, "Object-Oriented PHP for Beginners," based on his book. Read More…
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    Add Power to Your PHP With Multi-Tiered Applications200x200
    As PHP applications become more and more complex, it can be easy to end up with a tangled mess of code that makes maintenance nearly impossible. Applying the concept of tiered applications can help to alleviate some of the difficulty in maintaining complex applications. Read More…