I didn't ask for this! My employer is moving me to a position that will require a working knowledge of PHP development, but my skills are nowhere near up to snuff. "You learn quick, just pick it up" they say! I don't know where they got the idea that I DO in fact learn quickly, but I guess now I have to! So what can a guy like me do to pick up at least a passable proficiency relatively quickly? I can put in the hours, but I would rather put in the hours efficiently, if you know what I mean.
My role at work is growing from being a plain programmer to being in charge of our development process. Sounds great, but we don't have a process so I need to come up with one. I need techniques and tools to improve our end product. [more inside]
I have a new EeePC 1000HE with Windows XP, which I want to use for both web development and casual web browsing. Are there security issues with installing Apache and PHP on a machine that is also used to access public wireless internet? If so, what steps can I take to make my netbook more secure?
PHP: How do I get the explode() function to work with multiple separators in a row? [more inside]
My site's cron tasks eat up a lot of bandwidth. Can I change the paths from http to local? Or can I move the tasks to my home server? [more inside]
In PHP, how do I search through a large string to see if it contains a smaller string? [more inside]
What web technology/language should I learn to make simple online apps and just generally enhance my bare-bones knowledge of HTML? [more inside]
What's a good PHP script to make a "jukebox" to play/stream MP3s on a web site? [more inside]
A year or so ago, I happened across a single php file I could drop in a website directory which then enabled the browsing of image files in said directory. I have since forgotten its name. What is this application or any simple, light-weight image directory browser?
I have been using reblog to combine two feeds (for a blog and a forum) which I then publish through Feedburner. What I want to do is have the blog part of my feed update normally (i.e. individual posts) and the forum part of my feed compiled into a daily link list (which itself is published as if it were ONE feed post each day)... What ways exist for me to do this? [more inside]
We're trying to build a web based, semi-automated careers referral program on the company website. We'd like employees to send specific job postings to friends via our website. Due to anti-spam circumventions in formmail and other such programs, this is proving difficult. What CGI/PHP tools would you recommend? [more inside]
WebSecurityFilter: I'm looking for a PHP or CGI script which would redirect a user to their password protected folder when they enter their username and password. [more inside]
Is there a script (perl or php, no MySQL because I don't understand it and don't want to learn it) that password-protects a webpage so that it can be viewed only by someone who logs in with a username and a password, and also logs that user, so that you can have a record (very important) of who's viewed the page? If so, where can I get me one?
CSS or maybe PHP question about limiting the display size of content. More inside, of course. [more inside]