In this tutorial I will show you how to use two of the lesser known PHP functions (
levenshtein($str1, $str2)) to implement a "sounds like" search using PHP. By putting these two functions to good use, you will get exceptional results when matching phrases that contain spelling mistakes or simply 'sound similar'.
This post is to give you a few tips that you should remember when dealing with loops in PHP. You will learn why it is bad practice to initialize variables inside a loop, why a
do-while can cause headaches if one doesn't understand it properly, when
for loops should replace
foreach and some more interesting loop gotchas.
One of my clients, a children e-books publisher, recently asked if I can help him modify MARC records for their library. As I had no idea what a MARC record is I started off here and soon I found that there's a PEAR package that can be used to read and write MARC files.
I will not go into what a MARC record is and what it is used for because if you are reading this article you probably already know that. In this article I will focus on how one can use the "File_MARC" PEAR package to modify/update the fields in a MARC file.Read Full Article...
In today's tutorial I will try to sum up a few things you should take into consideration when writing your jQuery code to avoid performance issues. Some of the following tips will apply to everyone... whether you are a jQuery fan or prefer vanilla flavor.Read Full Article...