Awesome Tricks Most People Don’t Know About PHP

PHP involves a series of cool tricks to be practiced. Though the concepts are nothing new yet are easily missed by many. A deeply nested object could be converted to a deeply nested associative array by using it as a substitute on the behaviour of the JSON encode/decode functions.

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There are number of tricky trials available in PHP which could make not only the happenings of the event more easy but at the same time it helps in maintaining accuracy.

You can specifically check the accuracy and the fallacy of the project dealt in with. The best part in PHP is that it uses ‘==’ internally almost every time (see ‘in_array’ and ‘switch’ statements below). A trick worth knowing!

1.    $foo = 0
 2.    switch ($foo) {
 3.     case ‘infinity’ :
 4.       eco  ‘lol php’ ;
 5.       break ;
 6.     Default:
 7.       eco ‘php’ is great ;
 8.    }

Guess the output

A number of websites are available for documenting these kind of tricks, only thing you need to do is to google anything like “lol php”. Meanwhile, ‘tricks’, will not be going to benefit you in any ways present in any language. But for it will only annoy people reading or working around you and put them to sufferings.

Apart from these negative elements, long time ago there where some tricks which were actually bind to be good, by some developers having crazy hardware constraints but it was way long ago. Minimize for code readability and in the case of PHP Development Services USA avoid subtle bugs like the ones above and everything related to it will be altogether right.

You should be careful while using ‘get_class()’, or you might end up with results beyond expectation. It has gone to be mostly kind and funny as at the time of need, it is well documented along with everything. Thus it becomes easy to ‘create function()’ and programming on it. These tricks might be unpleasant for the people working on same codebase.

Though you might be knowing a number of PHP tricks, it won’t make you a better developer, since in reality having the knowledge of such tricks would not help you in the improvement or quality of your software. Instead it could also be taken as an opportunity by using it for the decoration of $foo with default values and to replace missing array properties with null arrays. PHP introduces with various amazing string functions, like if you wanted to check the

Accuracy in spellings of common words:

Levenshtein – Manual

Find words sounding in the same way:

Soundex – Manual

Check if the text is similar:

Similar_text – Manual

Another cool part is that you can collapse your pieces of code without putting a break in it. You can individually validate Email Address before doing any effort work. It is featured by a built in function called checkdnsrr() which will specify an email address and check if it resolves as an IP address. This would be a cool act which save your much time, efforts, server resources and just making things very clear and precise, where you could actually able to see the domain and the coexistence of your email address. Rather you can also Switch Off Error Reporting.

When you move into production on your website, you must kill the error reporting. You need not to put all those warning and errors out from there for all mankind to see. Simply set error reporting(0); and rest of all in the world would be absolutely alright.

You should comment your code. If you are not doing so, no one is going to take you seriously as a developer until you act in the same way and must validate all inputs and outputs as this part should be mandatory.

For any queries and doubts regarding the above mentioned tips and tricks, feel free to get in touch with the ready to help support team at Laitkor.

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