PHP Arrays: Single, Multi-dimensional, Associative and Object Arrays in PHP 7

  • 2h 20m
  • Steve Prettyman
  • Apress
  • 2016

Gain an in-depth understanding of PHP 7 arrays. After a quick overview of PHP 7, each chapter concentrates on single, multi-dimensional, associative, and object arrays. PHP Arrays is a first of its kind book using PHP 7 that demonstrates inserting, appending, updating, and deleting array data.

This book also covers validation methods to insure that the data provided by a user is good before the data is entered into an array. You’ll see how PHP 7 try/catch modules are used to capture exceptions and errors that may be caused by invalid data.

The code examples demonstrate common real-world scenarios. Moreover, examples of every PHP 7 array function (over 75) are demonstrated. The appendix provides a two-dimensional array case study on the logical design of a checkers game.

PHP Arrays answers the following questions:

  • Why do we need arrays? When do we need to use arrays?
  • Are arrays efficient? Can arrays reduce coding time?
  • When do you use multi-dimensional and associative arrays?
  • What is an object array?

What You'll Learn

  • Handle array data from an HTML form
  • Manage array data from a text file
  • Deal with array data from a MySQL database

Who This Book Is For

Experienced PHP programmers or web developers using PHP.

About the Author

Steve Prettyman is a college lecturer/instructor in web development/programming, specializing in PHP. He is also an experienced web developer and author.

In this Book

  • PHP 7 Basics
  • Simple Arrays
  • Multidimensional Arrays
  • Associative and Object Arrays
  • PHP Functions—Changing, Splitting, Slicing, and Sorting Arrays
  • PHP Functions—Comparing and Merging Arrays
  • PHP Functions—Searching, Traversing, and Displaying Arrays