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  jsonSerialize() in extended class


Since PHP 5.4.0, there is a convenient interface JsonSerializable which can be used to indicate that a PHP object can be serialized to JSON object. It has only one method which should be implemented by any class which implements this interface. The method is named jsonSerialize(). It's really easy to serialize an object to JSON object. Here is one example: <?php class ArrayValue implements JsonSerializable { public function __construct(array $array) { $this->array = $array; ...

   JSON,jsonSerialize,Inheritance,extends     2014-07-26 05:54:00


  JavaScript tips both novice and veteran developers can benefit from


In this post, we will share some less known but powerful JavaScript tips which can benefit both novice and veteran JavaScript developers. 1. Truncate array with array length We all know that object are passed by reference in JavaScript, but we may be bitten by this rule. Please check below example: var arr1 = arr2 = [1, 2, 3]; //Change arr1 arr1 = []; // arr2 will still be [1,2,3] arr1 and arr2 point to the same array [1,2,3] initially, later when arr1 repoints to [], the reference to arr2 is n...

   JavaScript,Array,push     2013-08-21 04:09:10


  Using JSON in PHP


Currently JSON has become one of the most popular data exchange formats. Many website APIs support it. Since PHP 5.2, PHP provides json_encode() and json_decode() method to handle JSON encoding and decoding.1. json_encode()This function is used to transform array and objects to JSON format. First let's look one array example.        $arr = array ('a'=>1,'b'=>2,'c'=>3,'d'=>4,'e'=>5);   echo json_encode($arr);the result is{"a":1,"b":2,"c":3,"...

   JSON,PHP,json_decode(0,json_encode()     2012-05-06 06:04:42


  JavaScript: Private variables


The first thing you often hear when talking about JavaScript is often “JavaScript doesn’t have visibility modifiers, hence it doesn’t support private variables”. This is only valid for 50%, because JavaScript indeed doesn’t have visibility modifiers (public, private, friend) but it has closures and function scopes. With these tools we can make variables private. Let’s take the following function: var names = ["Kenneth", "John", "Marc", "Robert"]; var lookup =...

   JavaScript,private variable,closure     2012-04-28 11:46:34


  Sort an array with only one local variable


Array sorting algorithm question is frequently asked during technical interviews. There are lots of sort algorithms including bubble sort, selection sort, insertion sort, quick sort, merge sort etc. Usually interviewees will be asked to implement sort algorithms. But have you ever been asked to sort an array which you are allowed to define ONLY ONE local variable in your algorithm?  Bubble sort can be used to do this actually. Normally a bubble sort algorithm may need three local ...

   JAVASCRIPT,ALGORITHM,SORTING,BUBBLE SORT     2016-10-07 09:46:49


  Manipulating JavaScript Arrays


Our first tutorial on JavaScript arrays covered the basics: creating arrays, accessing the contents of arrays, array lengths, and looping through arrays. In this tutorial, you explore arrays in more depth, and learn how to use various methods of the Array object to manipulate arrays. Extracting sections of an array with slice() You're not limited to accessing single array elements at a time. Thanks to the slice() method, you can grab a whole section of an array at once. slice() has the follow...

   JavaScript,Array,Manipulate,Join,Splice     2011-08-07 01:56:06


  Cool HTML5 matrix effect


Do you still remember the movie The Matrix? Do you still remember the cool matrix effect in that movie? How is that effect achieved? Shaun Dunne shared a piece of HTML5 code which displays a cool matrix effect. The matrix demo can be found here. Below is the code which he achieves this effect: with var s = window.screen; var width = q.width = s.width; var height = q.height = s.height; var letters = Array(256).join(1).split(''); var draw = function () { q.getContext('2d').fillStyle='rgba(0,0,...

   Matrix,HTML5     2013-08-14 08:03:34


  Get hostname from a URL using JavaScript


Sometimes we may have strings which contain some UR;s and we may want to retrieve the hostname from the URLs for some statistic use. For example, we may have a URL : http://www.example.com/aboutus.html. We may want to retrieve the www.example.com from the URL. How? Use regular expression. Here I give an example using JavaScript. If you want to check whether a string is a URL or not. Refer to Detect URLs in a Block of Text. In JavaScript, we can have a regular expression like var pattern=/(.+:\/\...

   JavaScript,URL,regular expression, Hostname     2012-06-15 09:16:45


  Permutation algorithm with JavaScript


In secondary school, we have learned permutation. Basically, for n numbers, the number of permutations for these n numbers can be calculated to n! which is called 'n factorial'. But to display all the permutations on the screen, we need to use a recursive function. The problem is how to write this function.  Next I write a program to display the permutations for n numbers with JavaScript. First, we need to understand that from these n numbers, we can first take any one number from it, and t...

   JavaScript,Permutation,Algorithm,Impleme     2011-09-21 12:02:35


  Supercolliding a PHP array


Did you know that inserting 2^16 = 65536 specially crafted values into a normal PHP array can take 30 seconds? Normally this would take only 0.01 seconds. This is the code to reproduce it: <?php echo '<pre>'; $size = pow(2, 16); // 16 is just an example, could also be 15 or 17 $startTime = microtime(true); $array = array(); for ($key = 0, $maxKey = ($size - 1) * $size; $key <= $maxKey; $key += $size) { $array[$key] = 0; } $endTime = microtime(true); echo 'Inserting...

   PHP,Array,hashtable,Slow,Colliding     2011-12-29 09:02:01