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Cool string tricks with PHP



The PHP development team announces the immediate availability of PHP 5.4.10 and PHP 5.3.20. These releases fix about 15 bugs. Please note that the PHP 5.3 series will enter an end of life cycle and receive only critical fixes as of March 2013. All users of PHP are encouraged to upgrade to PHP 5.4.

For source downloads of PHP 5.4.10 and PHP 5.3.20 please visit our downloads page, Windows binaries can be found on

The list of changes are recorded in the ChangeLog.

PHP 5.4.9 and PHP 5.3.19 released!

Substring extractor with PHP

$sub_anchor = strip_tags($submitted, 'span');
$sub_arr = explode(' ', $sub_anchor);
$user_obj = user_load_by_name($sub_arr[2]);

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Matt Eaton

Long time mobile team lead with a love for network engineering, security, IoT, oss, writing, wireless, and mobile.  Avid runner and determined health nut living in the greater Chicagoland area.