Join David Powers for an in-depth discussion in this video Overview of my solution, part of Code Clinic: PHP.
This month's challenge…is to control sound with the mouse.…PHP is my chosen programming language…for Code Clinic.…The big question is whether this is…the sort of project PHP can handle.…Let's consider some possible approaches.…If you search the PHP documentation,…you'll find there's a function called…ncurses_getmouse, that's designed…to get mouse coordinates.…There's also an ogg://wrapper…that can be used to stream sound.…So, it might be possible to devise a way…to use the output of ncurses_getmouse…to control the audio stream.…
It might, but there are formidable obstacles.…The Ncurses extension was removed from PHP 5.3.…It's still available as a pickle extension,…but the PHP documentation describes it as being…of little use for writing web applications.…The ogg audio wrapper is also non-standard,…but perhaps the biggest obstacle…is that PHP is a server-side language.…Although it's common to have…a local server for testing,…PHP is primarily intended to serve data over…the internet or a network from a remote server.…
David introduces challenges and provides an overview of his solutions in PHP. Challenges include topics such as statistical analysis, searching directories for images, and accessing peripheral devices.
Visit other courses in the series to see how to solve the exact same challenges in languages like C#, C++, Java, Python, and Ruby.
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PHP with MySQL Essential Trainingwith Kevin Skoglund14h 32m Beginner
Exporting Data to Files with PHPwith David Powers3h 42m Intermediate
Problem One: Statistical Analysis
Problem Two: Image Analysis
Problem Three: Eight Queens
Problem Four: Accessing Peripherals
Problem Five: Recursion and Directories
Problem Six: Building the Web
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