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Webmapping with MapServer
Wondering how to give a “plus” to your application? How about spatially ena-bling your data? Webmapping—to deliver maps through the web—is easier than you would think. In this article, Rodrigo Becke Cabral discusses how to use MapScript, a PHP wrapper for the opensource MapServer technology that allows you to draw maps on demand and deploy them within your PHP application.

User Abandonment Tracking with PHP and DHTML
In this article, Darrell Brodgon discusses the technique of using PHP and JavaScript to cap-ture real-time information entered into a form for the purposes of user aban-donment tracking. He also shows you how to gain a solid understanding of the powerful way client-side DHTML can interact with server-side PHP.

Build Your Own Debugging Library
Debugging can be tough no matter what language you’re using. PHP offers some special difficulties of its own—but that doesn’t mean that, with a little creativity and a look at the PHP manual, you can’t build a complete debugging library that requires no external components. Michael Paul Baley shows you how in this great article!

Charted Data Mining with PHP and JpGraph
Data Mining transforms raw data into useful knowledge. Join author Jason Sweat as he shows you how to use PHP, and the JpGraph library, to generate several kinds of graphs—some of which are not part of the standard JpGraph capabilities—based on the PHP bug database as the raw data set.

Socket Interprocess Communication
PHP’s increasing capabilities allow us to stray away from pure web applications into such areas as Unix systems programming, and rich client-side applications. In this piece, Rick Morris delves into the uses for interprocess communication over sockets, with a look at the Unix-oriented way of programming (which will work equally well on Windows). As a way to show you how powerful PHP is in this field, Rick also combines a socket-driven messaging server with a real-time instant messaging solution written in XUL that is completely portable across multiple platforms without requiring any special compilers.