This has to be one of my favorite time savers.

If you’re an experienced PHP programmer you separate your common methods (aka: functions) into Class files.  Over time, this can become an organizational nightmare if your application became large.

There is an easy fix for this using PHP’s spl_autoload_register.  This not so well known function is called each time a Class is instantiated.  We can register our own functions to process the name of the Class being called, and easily include that Class in real-time.

Using this approach could not be any simpler.

Assuming you have included the SPL_AUTOLOADER scripts first, instantiating myClass() will auto-magically load the Class file myClass.php from the defined directory set in the myAutoloader() function.

It’s so simple you’ll ask yourself why you have not used this in the past.

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