JavaScript: Convert String to Integer (int)

To convert strings (text) to integer (number) in JavaScript use the parseInt function.

For example:

document.write(parseInt("23 years"));

Will return the number 23, the function ignores the string “years” and return the integer 23 only.

Another common example is:


If you enter 4 and 5, the script will return “45”  instead of 9.  To fix use the parseInt function as follows:



PHP: Check If Two Strings Are Similar

In php, to check the similarity between to strings (text) use the similar_text for example:

Here’s a PHP function that’ll help you check if two strings (texts) are similar. If the strings are 50% similar then the function will output “Duplicate Entries”.

 0) {
	if (count($result)>(count($array1)/2)){
		echo "Duplicate Entries";


issimilar ( "Hello World Foo Bar Baz", "Hello Foo Bar Baz");