PHP error reporting can be simple or difficult depending upon your application. Many sites and applications change the settings, either via the php.ini file, an .htaccess file, or directly in the PHP code. In fact, setting the values directly in the PHP code of your application is probably the most common method.
So which settings are you actually supposed to change? Try these for starters:
The following example contains the syntax:
ini_set('error_reporting', E_ALL & ~E_NOTICE);
Getting good web developers anywhere in the world is tough. If you are located on the west coast, California, you are lucky – and spoiled. California has spawned web developers and programmers that are really talented, and they have infiltrated much of the west coast and beyond. If you are willing to hire a developer, try to find one who is from the west coast – they have probably been around the block. Silicon Valley (yada yada) has helped to spread all kinds of development talent around: game developers, web developers, robotic programmers, HTML and CSS gurus – and more – the whole gamut.
Finding a good developer can be easy or difficult – it’s usually up to you. Many people looking to hire a web developer have such a poor understanding of the task at hand. Many of these people also have a poor understanding of what the project will involve, the timeframe, and most importantly – the culture of developers. Look for developers who have been around quite a while. Look for ones with medium-range jobs, you don’t want the NASA engineer of web programming – but you also don’t want the line cook of web development. There is a “sweet spot” in the middle, where experience and efficiency meet your needs and budget – and all is good in the world.
Also, don’t try to pay people to complete small projects for a couple hundred bucks at a time. Programmers hate trying to spec out a $200 feature. Once you find the right developer, hire them for the long term.