If you've ever needed a good project to get started with combining PHP and Ajax, you should definitely take a look at this new tutorial from the PHPHacks.com website today. They demonstrate how to create a simple RSS reader combining the power of PHP and the client-side abilities of Ajax.
They start by explaining some of the terms they'll be working with, including:
- RSS - and an example document
- XSL - to help create the RSS feed
- SimpleXML - to read in and parse the info from a remote server