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How to start with PHP ?

Discussion in 'Other Languages' started by pulkitseo, Oct 3, 2013.

  1. pulkitseo

    pulkitseo Senior Member

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    Can anyone guide me how to start on with php?
    i know basic html and little bit of programming concepts

    Thanks and Regards
    Pulkit Thakur
     
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    http://php.net/manual/en/index.php

    bookmark it as thats your best friend

    Additionally you can start reading the tons of guides, examples and tutorials about php programming that can be find in google
     
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    pulkitseo Senior Member

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    wow thank you guys..will look at all this ..do i need anyone's help ? can i learn php on my own ?
     
  7. MixerDJ

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    Only learning will not make you perfect.Practice daily and learn from mistakes.:eek:
     
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    Actually, I have this course and it sucks. He isn't even prepared for it. Total waste of time

    @OP

    I prefer going for videos more than reading when it comes to learning. It takes less time and you see the instructor while working.

    PHP & MySQL are all over the net. From my
    experience here I go looking in these

    1 - InfiniteSkills : they are pretty great in covering a whole subject and straight to the point
    2 - Lynda : Some instructor are pretty slow in teaching ( which I hate ) and others are great.
    3 - Udemy : What I don't like about Udemy its open for anyone to post his course. This makes me wonder about quality. On the other side it has advantage of finding courses that you won't find anywhere else.

    Go to TBP ( The Pirate Bay ) and you will find PHP&MySQL courses from Infiniteskills and Lynda for free. Make sure to download the latest one. This will ensure you are learning the latest version of the language you are studying using the latest tools

    Hope This Helps
     
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    Head first php is a good book for beginners.
     
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    The best doc ever. Well said man..
    Those who do not use php.net should start using it more and more. Look at the comments below any function and you will get a lot of ideas from there too.
     
  12. pulkitseo

    pulkitseo Senior Member

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    KHer0 thanks bro..yours is the best observation..lynda is really slow..i will try your other option...yes coaching sucks....i think i will need to work on projects rather than going for coaching and all
     
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    Sometimes in the freebies section there are free udemy courses to learn PHP. There are some great courses out there.
     
  14. netbull2007

    netbull2007 Newbie

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    First find a good tutorial series from YouTube. That will give you kick start because it's easyer to hear and understand
    When you understand the basics look at and let this be your bible:

     
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    Try codeacademy, or if u want paid option teamtreehouse.
     
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    I taught my self php by choosing a project that I wanted to complete. My project happened to be a shopping cart and I just tackled it with a marker board, a plan to developing it and a to do list. With Google you can get almost every answer to your problem. Remember PHP net is your friend. It is important to watch a YouTube video or something on OOP before you start. It will help you better your php skills because your first program will probably suck, as did mine. But I learned and my new ones have gotten better. Doing is the best way to learn:)
     
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    You can try to write code on your own in localhost, but you should analyze the other scripts.
     
  18. mootonandy

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    I mean Codecademy http://www.codecademy.com/. Its damn good considering its free.
     
  19. Eightomic

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    Treehouse has some great PHP courses
     
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    The best way is to start with some project like creating a blog. Find some tutorial that will guide you and you will learn along the way.
    There is no better experience than practice.