I want to learn PHP

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I want to learn PHP i have little knowledge of it, but I really want to learn.

Any one have any suggestions, books or websites to learn from?
#programming #learn #php
  • Profile picture of the author waqasikd
    W3Schools Online Web Tutorials

    just go there and learn step by step PHP
    • Profile picture of the author 01Aaron
      Originally Posted by waqasikd View Post

      W3Schools Online Web Tutorials

      just go there and learn step by step PHP
      This is really a good site. I start my html learning there as well.
  • Profile picture of the author frenchsquared
  • Profile picture of the author Mohsin Rasool
    Hi,

    Have server installed at your pc so that you can do all coding
    and testing on local pc.

    I use and recommend WAMPSERVER for PCs.

    Once you have installed WAMP on your pc. And
    when it is running...

    Now you three things:

    1. Some online source like W3Schools
    or my fav
    PHP Tutorial - Introduction

    2. See the code you like to try or adapt from #1
    and go to your WAMP www directory:
    mostly here:
    C:/wamp/www

    create some folder say: code
    in code folder: have test.php
    and put the code from #1 in it and then

    3. Open your browser and access this file:
    http://localhost/code/test.php
    and see how it looks (the output)

    4. Now you ready to adapt, change and improve the code..
    just open that file in Notepad++{ you should have notepad++ installed for awesome syntax highlighting}

    and from learning sources like Tizag, w3school or better from php.net
    just read the concepts, look at examples and try to write the code in
    your local php file, and see the output in browse..make mistakes and
    try to fix them...this is how i started learning and if i had to do it again,
    i will love to start this way...

    Good Luck!
    Mohsin
  • Profile picture of the author samstephan9
    w3schools.com is a best way of learning PHP.
  • Profile picture of the author Clare44
    Try lynda dot com. Its a very big Online Training Library with hundreds of video tutorials.
  • Profile picture of the author Amirol
    Find this book: Head First PHP & MySQL or go to sitepoint.com
  • Profile picture of the author AirForceVet
    I want to learn some coding myself, JavaScript to be exact.
  • Profile picture of the author jcwebhole
    Wow! Im thinking of actually starting a thread here to offer free tutorials for PHP/MySQL and maybe even javascript and jquery... Where I will lead a study group sortof here i post occassional exercises you guys comply and post question.. Too bad I jusy cant commit yet... Hands up if you guys like my idea! It might drive me into actually doing it
    • Profile picture of the author dwert
      You may refer PHP Tutorial of w3resource.com. They have covered PHP in a very systematic way, keeping the content pretty easy to understand for beginners. The tutorial includes plenty of examples and you can practice those examples using their online practice editor.

      Once you finish with them, you may refer ibm developer works which offers articles for intermediate to advanced PHP users.
  • Profile picture of the author gaetanoc
    short & sweet - the best programming language references + examples submitted by users:

    php.net :-)
  • Profile picture of the author Brendanm
    I recommend looking up 'PhpAcademeny' that's where i learned PHP and they guys are cool
  • Profile picture of the author fellowgeek
    I thought myself php using w3schools.com, but it will help if you have a background in programming. I used to code in C & C++.

    Also try downloading XAMPP so you can test your codes.

    It also helps if you start using an IDE from the begining. For that download Exlipse IDE and install the PDE plugins.

    A book will help too, I saw earlier in this thread people suggested many good books. just get the one with the most positive reviews.

    good luck!
  • Profile picture of the author denownswarms
    If you want to learn PHP than you go on Internet and Google than be search to get help or tutorials, you get help step by step tutorial regarding PHP guide, and first write hello world program, write coding for it, compile program and run it.
  • Profile picture of the author blogfreakz
    W3Schools Online Web Tutorials or go to lynda.com for interactive video tuts...
  • Profile picture of the author Damien Roche
    Don't spend too long on it. Use it as an introduction into beginner web programming, then quickly move onto something more robust and thought out like Ruby, Python, or Java.

    You will pick up a lot of bad habits if you're not careful about where you learn from. Get a good book from Amazon. An excellent book is:

    PHP 5 Objects, Patterns, and Practice:...PHP 5 Objects, Patterns, and Practice:...
    I wouldn't even consider the risk involved in learning from the myriad of trash sites out there like w3schools (see: W3Fools instead).
  • Profile picture of the author shantanu
    Follow this website if you want to clear ur basics and then purchase a book which leads you to professional PHP

    PHP Tutorial
  • Profile picture of the author ethan5
    I want to learn PHP but I have a learning disability?

    I know a little bit of visual basic, I want to learn php thought. But I've been diagnosed with a learning disability. What would the best way for me to learn?
  • Profile picture of the author Pamellalovely
    Originally Posted by Henryj93 View Post

    I want to learn PHP i have little knowledge of it, but I really want to learn.

    Any one have any suggestions, books or websites to learn from?
    Learn PHP the easy way - PHPBuddy.com and W3Schools Online Web Tutorials bothweb site are good foe learn about Php online... So ,try this web site and tell me your experience...
  • Profile picture of the author Pamellalovely
    Originally Posted by Henryj93 View Post

    I want to learn PHP i have little knowledge of it, but I really want to learn.

    Any one have any suggestions, books or websites to learn from?
    phpbuddy.com and w3schools.com bothweb site are good for learn about Php online... So ,try this web site and tell me your experience...
  • Profile picture of the author MirInfotech
    check W3schools.. they also have tutorials on html,css, etc.
  • Profile picture of the author rileyb

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