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Best way to learn PHP?

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  1. Mariuz

    Mariuz Registered Member

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    what is the best way to learn PHP , is there any recommended schools or do I just research
     
  2. synfig

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    w3schools website and then get a sample project. do it for the problem solving purpose at first and then start hitting for commercial interest and then keep coding. don't stop at all. keep coding until you solve a problem which others are having. see if you can minimize a complex solution to simple one.

    that said, here is how to go -

    w3schools
    stackoverflow
    php.net docs
    sublime text editor
    code. code. code
     
  3. skrode

    skrode Junior Member

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    the best way to learn coding is by coding. start with simple projects and advance from there
     
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    2nd for w3schools. They always have really great tutorials.
     
  5. apoorv

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    W3Schools, I'm sorry to say, has some horribly outdated tutorials. Please don't start there.

    The best way to learn PHP is to start with something like a simple to-do list app. There are many tutorials that can help you get an idea of how to go about it. It'll make you comfortable with some of the conventions of PHP, how mysql queries work, some of the very basics (loops, variables, using arrays, etc.)

    Install XAMPP on your computer and start with your first one-page app. At the same time, sign up to Stackoverflow and ask questions over there. You will learn a lot. The most important thing is to learn how to think a program — 90% of the code is in your head. PHP isn't a particularly difficult language to understand. In fact, it's newbie friendly and it won't take you a lot of time to learn.

    Best of luck!
     
  6. Black.Star

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    read, code, read, code, read, code.

    When it comes to coding it really is all about taking action.
    It is a constant progress. Just keep coding.

    (and yes. w3schools is really good for learning, also there are alot of books on PHP (and any other programming language))
     
  7. macdonjo3

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    I would recommend: http://thenewboston.org/

    I've learned a lot from him and the guy is pretty funny too. Many video tutorials. You can't go wrong.
     
  8. harvard1932

    harvard1932 Newbie

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    w3schools is still the best.....unless you can take a class for it
     
  9. Em][n3m

    Em][n3m Power Member

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    second vote for thenewboston :D
     
  10. macdonjo3

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    Yep. I don't know about you guys but reading text is boring. Videos are the way to learn.
     
  11. xTiger

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    Second to that.
     
  12. t0.sh

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    A lot of PHP tutorials are incredibly outdated since the language has changed a lot over the last few years. You can start with the basics at tutorialspoint and nettuts+, this will help you get to grips of the basics of the syntax and help you become comfortable with building projects. I'd recommend using PHP the right way. It depends on what you want to do with your knowledge of programming, if you want to gain more knowledge of programming languages than PHP, I'd recommend you read a book called SICP. PHP is a very popular language so don't be afraid to check a forum such as hotscripts or codingforums if you need help. Stackoverflow is a good place to join too.
     
  13. PharaohTools

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    I suggest you check out Pharaoh Tools. They got really cool and easy tutorials. Check out their website. please google Pharaoh Tools. =)
     
  14. bahus

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    Lynda.com has very good tutorials, you can get most if not all of them from torrent sharing websites.
     
  15. TB Ann

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    have you look at lynda.com? they do have php video tuts
     
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    There are tons of places on internet to find this information. I think the best way to learn is to get some code and start to modify it. Build your own simple web applications. Don´t be afraid of trying different things.
     
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    Search for "Become a web developer from scratch complete course" by bk071. It covers PHP too.
     
  18. catblue

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    if you want to learn basic PHP, than best way is w3school.
     
  19. 7th Sense

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    As most of the above said you can learn it from w3schools.com... It is the best way to learn PHP...
     
  20. maryakorn

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    Someone has shared a nice udemy course here. Plz Try looking for it.