PHP 5.4 – The Highlights

I haven't blogged for ages, so here's one about the impending release (ie. today) of PHP 5.4! I am just giving a brief introduction to a few features which I think make it a rather interesting release. Speed There is going to be a significant speed increase in PHP 5.4 (apparently more so than … Continue reading

When Objects Act Like Arrays

I'm a big advocate of object-oriented programming, even though only a few years ago I hated it and thought it was "over engineering". I don't believe, however, that object orientation is suitable for every circumstance. Anyway, that's for another blog post. Objects are great, but not always the … Continue reading

HTML 5 Preparation

When setting up an HTML 5 web page, there are a couple of things which need to be done. First of all you need to standardise the CSS for the new HTML 5 elements. This can be done at the top of your CSS stylesheet by making all the new elements be displayed as "block" elements: Unfortunately … Continue reading