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January 12, 2011 | Volume 6 Issue 1


TOP STORY: Character Encoding with PHP
FEATURED NEWS: IBM Shatters U.S. Patent Record
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Feature Article - Programming
Character Encoding with PHP

A conversion table is a very simple concept. In PHP, it's also very simple to implement.

kevin_schroederWritten by Kevin Schroeder

Editor's note: This article is an excerpt from You Want to Do WHAT with PHP?, a new book from MC Press. 


Computers know nothing about language. Actually, when you get right down to it, they know nothing of numbers either. All that computers know is on and off. They can change the ons and offs based on other ons and offs. If certain ons are on, the processor will do one thing; if they are off, it will do another. A computer is perfectly happy with this arrangement.


However, the purpose of a computer is to do work for a human.


Featured News
IBM Shatters U.S. Patent Record

IBM inventors received a record 5,896 U.S. patents in 2010, marking the 18th consecutive year IBM has topped the list of the world’s most inventive companies. IBM became the first company to be granted as many as 5,000 U.S. patents in a single year. It took IBM's inventors more than 50 years to receive their first 5,000 patents after the company was established in 1911.


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  4. SQL Built-In Functions and Stored Procedures
  5. Programming in RPG IV, Fourth Edition
  6. The Modern RPG IV Language, Fourth Edition
  7. AS/400 TCP/IP Handbook
  8. XML for eServer i5 and iSeries
  9. Java Application Strategies for iSeries and AS/400
  10. e-RPG: Building AS/400 Web Applications with RPG


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