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By Aaron Osteraas

We’ve been busy over at PHPMaster, working to bring you the best articles and tutorials so you can get to know one of the most widely used languages on the Web

Under the Hood of Yii’s Component Architecture, Part 1

This is Part 1 of a 3-part series that shows you some of the inner-workings of the Yii Framework’s component architecture. In this part you’ll learn how Yii’s CComponent class uses PHP’s magic __get() and __set() functions to take advantage of the benefits of getter and setter methods while still allowing access to properties as if they were public variables.

Pagination with CodeIgniter

Pagination is useful when displaying a large dataset which might have hundreds results and provides a much nicer user experience. In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to use CodeIgniter’s pagination library to create a paginated list of results from a MySQL database.

Bending XML to Your Will

Extensible Markup Language (XML) is a big building block of today’s web with hundreds of XML-based languages having been developed, including XHTML, ATOM, and SOAP just to name a few. Knowing how to process XML data is a crucial programming skill today, and thankfully, PHP offers multiple ways to work with it. In this article you’ll learn what XML is and how to use the XML Parser and SimpleXML extensions to parse it.

The Liskov Substitution Principle

The hard fight against mean machines that enjoy enslaving humans and using them like plain batteries will hopefully end up in a resounding triumph… if only Neo adheres to the Liskov Substitution Principle.

Rapid Application Development with CakePHP

CakePHP is a framework that provides a solid MVC base for PHP development, allowing users at all skill levels rapidly develop robust web applications. In this article you’ll learn about two of CakePHP’s most useful features: automatic code generation with Bake, and dynamic scaffolding.

Aaron Osteraas is a Full Stack Engineer at Vintrace. He lives and works in Melbourne, Australia. In the early 2010s, he was the Managing Editor here at SitePoint.

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