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The Best PHP Code Snippets for PHP Developers

The Best PHP Code Snippets for PHP Developers

PHP is a popular programming language that is widely applied in web development. By interpreting PHP code, which can be embedded directly into HTML source document, a web server can generate the resulting webpages. For PHP programmers, creating pages and applications using PHP is really a huge project. To finish an item, they need to take plenty of time as well as energy. For them, to save time is to save money.

As a matter of fact, it is not necessary for developers to code every part of a script, for some code snippets can be repeatedly used and what they need to do is to copy and paste them. Therefore, having some useful code snippets in the “toolbox” is really an effective way for coders to decrease the coding time and increase the coding efficiency.

In the following, we have collected the best 10 PHP code snippets to help you become more productive.

Send & Receive Messages with PHP using the TextMagic API

sending messagesHere, we simply assume you use the TextMagic’s application programming interface (API), with which you can easily send text messages to cell phones with the SMS scripts of PHP. On the other hand, you can also receive text messages from the SMS Gateway. In addition, with TextMagic API, you can get to know the delivery status of the messages that you have sent as well as the cost of the messages. To use TextMagic API in your project, you can copy and paste the following code snippet:

receive images

Check Your Memory Usage

RAM (Random Access Memory) is where the server stores all the temporary data that produced by the operating system and other running applications. You can check the usage of RAM on your server by using the code below:

Check Memory Usage

Create Data URI’s

To optimize the websites, web developers are always trying to save HTTP requests. Creating data URI’s is an efficient way to achieve this goal. In this case, you can find the code snippet in the following that is very useful to create data URI’s, which can embed images into HTML/CSS.

Create Data URI

Detect browser language

There is a possibility of your websites serving visitors from all around the world. In this case, you need to make your websites readable to people of different languages. With the code snippet below, you can detect the browser language easily and provide available languages only.

Detect browser language

Check If Server Is HTTPS

To put it simply, HTTPS (Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure) is the security version of HTTP. It is a combination of HTTP and SSL/TLS, which can prevent the website from being attacked and the sensitive information being wiretapped. To learn whether your server is HTTPS or not, you can use the code snippet in the following.

HTTP (Hyper Text Transfer Protocol) guarantees the data communication for the World Wide Web and it plays a role to exchange and transfer hypertext.

check HTTPS

Strengthen Password

For safety consideration, strong passwords are usually preferred in websites. However, sometimes you just have no idea whether your password is strong or not. The code snippet below can help you calculate the strength level of the password you choose.

Strengthen Password

Customize Post Slugs

Sometimes you may find the post slugs are not so friendly to use. For example, the slug may not be cost-effective, and the automatic translation of the title string that is used in URLs is dissatisfactory. In this case, you can create post slugs that meet your taste fully using the code snippets below.

Customize Post Slugs

Confirm the validation of Email Address

The validation of email address is an efficientway to verify the legitimacy and authentication of the email account and it has gained much popularity within web developers.Here is the code snippet for you to validate email address.

confirm email

Parse JSON Data

JSON (JavaScript Object Natation) is an open standard data format that is widely used between the server and web application.Since most of the services provide the data by APIs, it is of great necessity to learn how to parse API data that is sent in JSON, XML or other formats.Following is a snippet that you can find useful in parsing JSON data.

Parse JSON Data

Parse XML Data

XML (Extensible Markup Language) is a markup language which is applied to the exchange of data over the Internet. As stated above, parsing XML-based data is of great help for most services like Twitter sending the data via APIs. The code snippet for parsing XML data is as following.

XML Data