View Full Version : Recommend some functions

07-10-2007, 02:02 PM
I've begun to learn PHP again, have tried a few times before but can't seem to get the same hang of it like HTML and CSS. :o

Well, I can do the very basics, but would like to start using some functions and such. Can you recommend some good functions for a beginner, that are nice to know of? I know of some already, namely:

include() and require()
mail() - don't want to make a mailform though as I have one that is fully working

I was hoping someone could recommend some new ones to learn. :)

07-10-2007, 02:49 PM
In addition to learning more functions, you might want to learn some good techniques/habits.

Such as mastering how and when to use different types of loops.

var_dump() (http://www.php.net/var-dump)
print_r() (http://www.php.net/print-r)
These functions are important when you are debugging.

You also might want to inform of which PHP version you are using.

07-10-2007, 02:57 PM
Looking over the manual will definitely help you get an understanding, as well as hands on experience, of course.

list of functions: