If you're relatively new to the PHP language and are just getting your feet wet, the massive amounts of array functionality included in the language could be confusing. This is where this new article on the TutsPlus.com site comes in, showing you how to work with PHP arrays "the right way".
n this tutorial, I am going to make a list of common PHP array functions with examples of usage and best practices. Every PHP developer must know how to use them and how to combine array functions to make code readable and short.
Also, there is a presentation with given code examples, so you can download it from the related links and show it to your colleagues to build a stronger team.
He starts out with some of the basics around using arrays in PHP and then quickly moves into other topics:
- shortening code with functions like list
- using the filtering functions
- walking through array values
- joining arrays
- generating arrays
- sorting the contents of arrays
He ends the post with a look at combining array functions to make it simpler to do things like remove empty values or return just the top three values.