DevShed is finishing off their series on using static members and methods in PHP5 with this new tutorial covering the creation of output as pulled from a MySQL database using these static members/methods.
Welcome to the last part of the series "Using static members and methods in PHP 5." Made up of two instructive chapters, this series introduces the foundations of using static members and defines static methods in PHP 5-driven development environments.
Since in the first tutorial you were provided with a couple of concrete cases where a class used a static property, as well as one static method (remember the definition of the Singleton class), in this tutorial you’ll see another example where these kinds of methods and members are properly utilized.
They give a class to help interface directly with MySQL before getting into the three bits of functionality that make the output possible - ResultToString, ResultToXML, ResultToArray. Finally, they combine the pieces together, making a Factory class that handles the request and pushes the correct output format back out the other side.