How to Use PHP to Obtain Stock Quotes from Yahoo Finance

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Yahoo! Finance is a very useful resource for both analysts and programmers alike. A PHP library is created by saving the function into a text file - in this example the library is going to be called yahoo_finance.php and this will contain a single function: [php] <?php function show_stock_quotes ($stock_list) { //The function will, by default, return the details of some of the stock markets: if (! $stock_list) { $stock_list = "^IXIC,^DJA,^NIN,^FTSE"; } //The function will then use either an input list or the default list to create the correct url: $url = "http://quote.yahoo.com/d/quotes.csv?s=". $stock_list . "&f=nl1c1&e=.csv"; //and then read in the data stream from the Yahoo! Finance web site: $filesize = 2000; $handle = fopen($url, "r"); $raw_quote_data = fread($handle, $filesize); fclose($handle); //The data will be in the format: "BSE-100",4.37,0.47…
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iDeal Payment Integration

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What is iDEAL? iDEAL is a standardised payment method for making secure online payments directly between bank accounts. To offer iDEAL as a payment method in an online store, a direct link is established with the systems of participating banks. In other words, this one connection to iDEAL enables each webshop’s visitor with access to online banking of ABN AMRO, ASN Bank, Friesland Bank, ING, Rabobank, RegioBank, SNS Bank, Triodos Bank or Van Lanschot Bankiers to make payments in this way. No other payment product offers this facility. iDEAL is steadily gaining a reputation as a trusted online payment method. Already more than half of all Dutch online shoppers use iDEAL. How does iDEAL work? iDEAL is easy to use and requires just a few simple steps on the part…
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