PHP Magic Constants

One of the cool and overlooked features of PHP is the presence of “magic constants”. These predefined constants provide helpful information about the current environment or context in which a script runs. Here are the nine magic constants currently available in PHP: These magic constants can be handy in a variety of situations. For example,…

Using Enum in PHP

An enum, or enumeration, is a data type that consists of a set of named values. In PHP, enums allow you to create a fixed set of constants representing a specific data type. The primary purpose of enums in PHP is to provide a convenient way to define a set of related constants representing a…

How to use PHP Type Declarations

PHP has developed into a more strictly typed language in recent years. Type Declarations help with that and are a fairly new addition to PHP, with recent releases improving them further. They give you more precise, concise code, clarity, validation, type-hinting and more. But first… what are Type Declarations? Take a look at this example:…

PHP Tips and Tricks

PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor is a scripting language that is a great tool for web developers to use when they want to produce dynamic web pages. Embed your PHP code into the HTML source and the PHP processor on the web server interprets it and generates the web page document. It does not matter if you…

Hide PHP Usage

If you are the web developer for a site, then you might not want visitors to know that you are using PHP for your scripting. One simple way around this is to use a different extension for the PHP files instead of the default .php. You can use any extension that you want including: .htm…

Send an email from PHP

It is common now for developers to use email as a means of communicating with users from the web site. There are many reasons that you might want to do this including: Confirmation of user action Password reset Send error logs to site administrator Before you start to configure your PHP scripts to send email,…