Whether it happened on its own, or if it only occurred because he finally acknowledged it, Jason Pasnikowski decided at the age of date('Y',now())-date('Y',strtotime('1974-07-29'))) to join the ranks of adulthood. This epiphany occurred while lounging about his partners' home in Newark, NY, and one of his missions pursuant to this realization is to share bits and pieces of his accumulated knowledge. Jason brings with him a skill set born of necessity; what he knows of PHP is because he needed it. Jason hopes this makes what he contributes more relevant to newcomers to PHP and others who are looking to learn just what they need to get the task done.

Jason's articles

  1. PHPMaster: Sending Emails with PHP

    We know why you’re here… you want to write a script to send emails to your friends with funny return addresses. I’m here to tell you you’re better than that. There’s so much more you could be doing with your life! But, what other reasons could you possibly have? Well, maybe you have a cron job that you want to inform you of issues, have a user-initiated script you’d like to be notified when run, have a “Contact Us” form that forwards messages to you, want to flex your PHP muscles and write your own web-based mail client, need to set up a confirmation-by-email script – there are plenty of other reasons to send email with PHP

  2. Sending Emails with PHP

    There’s plenty of reasons to send email with PHP. Perhaps you’d like your Contact Us page to forward messages to you, or send out spam emails asking for “donations.” Join Jason as he humorously walks you through the code necessary to send a basic email and a full-fledged HTML email with attachment.

  3. PHPMaster: Regular Expressions

    ^[A-Za-z0-9-_.+%]+@[A-Za-z0-9-.]+.[A-Za-z]{2,4}$ It makes all the sense of ancient Egyptian hieroglyphics to you, although those little pictures at least look like they have meaning. But this… this looks like gibberish. What does it mean? It means oleomarg32@hotmail.com , Fiery.Rebel@veneuser.info , robustlamp+selfmag@gmail.ca , or nearly any other simple email address because this is a pattern written in a language that describes how to match text in strings

  4. Using PHP Regular Expressions

    When you’re looking to go beyond straight text matches and you need a way to “explain” what you’re looking for because each instance may be different, you’ve come to need Regular Expressions. Learn some of the basic regex building-blocks and how to use regexs in your PHP scripts by reading this article.