Scalar type declarations come in two flavours: coercive (default) and strict. The following types for parameters can now be enforced (either coercively or strictly): strings (string), integers (int), floating-point numbers (float), and booleans (bool). They augment the other types introduced in PHP 5: class names, interfaces, array and callable.
// Coercive mode
function sumOfInts(int ...$ints)
var_dump(sumOfInts(2, '3', 4.1));
The fist lecture of the class, discussions on what makes a dynamic site different to a static site, and then going on to discuss PHP & MySQL definitions with a look and explanation of the 3 tier application system.Full Detail
You may already know that PHP allows you to define functions with optional arguments. But there is also a method for allowing completely arbitrary number of function arguments.
First, here is an example with just optional arguments:
<p>Most MySQL servers have query caching enabled. It’s one of the most effective methods of improving performance, that is quietly handled by the database engine. When the same query is executed multiple times, the result is fetched from the cache, which is quite fast.</p>
<p>The main problem is, it is so easy and hidden from the programmer, most of us tend to ignore it. Some things we do can actually prevent the query cache from performing its task.</p>