Commenting out large amounts of a script

Every tried to comment out a large part of a script only to find that your /* multiline comments */ don’t work because somewhere in that file you already used /* multiline */ type comments?

Well never fear. A solution for php, Javascript and plenty of other languages is simply to use

if(0)
{
... lots of code ...
}

Simple and quick

Uppercase First letters with javascript

If you have a string in javascript and you want to the first letter to be uppercase / a capital then this line of code will do that for you:

str = str.slice(0,1).toUpperCase() + str.slice(1);

If you want to convert more than one letter then you might want to use the following. As examples if you wanted the first 4 characters uppercase use (0,3) and then (4) and if you wanted the first 2 uppercase you would use (0,1) and then (2)

str = str.slice(0,3).toUpperCase + str.slice(4);

Remember that an array starts at zero so always take one from the numbers you want.

PHP coding standards I agree with

In all my time coding php I have read a lot of php coding standards.

Finally I have found one that I almost agree with completely. My only wobble is regarding the suggestion not to use getters and setters in classes.

PHP Coding standards

The PHP Coding Standard is with permission based on Todd Hoff‘s C++ Coding Standard.
Rewritten for PHP by Fredrik Kristiansen / DB Medialab, Oslo 2000-2003.