Build Your Own News Aggregator with Twitter Bootstrap and SimplePie

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Wouldn’t it be cool to use two great technologies to create your very own news aggregating website? Well surely it would, and that is exactly what we’re going to do. Let’s grab ourselves a copy of the latest version of Twitter Bootstrap and SimplePie and get cookin!

The tools you will need

http://simplepie.org/

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What are Functions in PHP

What are Functions in PHP

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The Top 9 Most Popular PHP String Functions

The Top 9 Most Popular PHP String Functions

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The Top 17 Most Popular PHP Array Functions

Popular PHP Array Functions

You are going to run into PHP Arrays and PHP array functions with amazing regularity during the course of your web design and web development. It makes sense, because arrays are one of the most useful data types we can use. So it got us to thinking, what would you get if you combined the worlds most popular PHP CMS applications and dumped all of their source code into one bucket, then analyzed their most used array functions?…