Category: PHP

Code bits specifically about PHP.

API Sandboxes and Availability of Data

Sandbox

I have been building an inventory and order management system for my wife’s home business recently.  This system relies heavily upon data retrieved from outside sources, thus it uses APIs to fetch this data.  Notably it uses APIs from Paypal, USPS.com (US Postal Service,) and Etsy.com. This past week has been fraught with frustration as […]

My PDO (PHP Database Object) Singleton Class

Database

If you aren’t using PDO instead of mysqli (or just plain’ol’mysql) functions by now, it probably is time to look into what you are missing out on.  If you are anything like me, mysql_connect() and mysql_query() were probably some of the first PHP functions you ever learned; it seems that many PHP “developers” think that […]