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Best place/way/guide/book to learn PHP?

Discussion in 'PHP & Perl' started by directaxcess, May 6, 2012.

  1. directaxcess

    directaxcess Power Member

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    Well, don't have much else to ask as the title pretty much sums it up -- any recommendations?
     
  2. NIXMY

    NIXMY Regular Member Premium Member

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    You learn best by coding, plain reading will never be enough. I would suggest you to google for a small script. Start with something practical, say login form and you should instantly pay attention to sanitize user input.
     
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    reichstagsuperstar Registered Member

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    Search on Google for "css-tricks php cms" click on the first link. It's a simple tutorial for creating a content management system in PHP; it really couldn't be any easier to understand than this guide. It will teach you the basics, I'd start off by trying to add features to it like authentication. This is how I first started learning PHP, like NIXMY said plain reading isn't enough - you've got to dive right into it.
     
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    seany Regular Member

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    Visit PHPacademy on Youtube for some seriously good PHP tutorials!

    also check out their website/forum: http://phpacademy.org/
     
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    jcbizzled Registered Member

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    Nettuts is also a great resource for learning php/mysql/various coding stuff.
     
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    "PHP 5 For Dummies" really helped me out.
     
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    PHP Academy, Learners Tv and for a basic start W3Schools.Also, Check PHP . net And Youtube Videos
     
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    I learnt coding through alot of free resources across the net. Net tuts is pretty awesome. I think one of the best I have come across that really is noob friendly is Team Treehouse. It's one of the best video series web development training courses I've come across. Really well done.
     
  9. RuiGomes

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    I've learned PHP all by myself and I've done it by need. Whenever I needed a small modification, I would try hard to do it myself, and I grew from there and today I can code pretty much everything, but I'm sure this wasn't the easiest way to learn.

    If I were you, I would start looking and doing some algorithmic exercises. This is the base of every language.

    After getting some done and starting understanding the process, just start doing some basic PHP exercices. Start simple, then try to integrate MySQL with it, some more advanced functions and you're be coding in no time :)