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Php Ebook?

Discussion in 'PHP & Perl' started by nomorept, Feb 24, 2012.

  1. nomorept

    nomorept Junior Member

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    Guys,
    I am very interested in taking my BH experience to the next level.
    I dont want to hire designers and I want to create PHP scripts and pages by myself.
    I have free time to study from scratch.
    Any of you know a good ebook?
     
  2. vis3r

    vis3r Registered Member

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    The fastest way to learn php is to read just a few pages of basics...like variables, loops, ifs etc.. which you can find anywhere, just search "php tutorial" on google..

    then find a script that does exactly what you want and see how they did it... you will learn fast by example.. when you're comfortable with the code you should read more in depth tutorials so that you can see what the right ways are of doing stuff.. and also to see everything the scripting language has to offer
     
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    safex Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    w3schools is Good for Beginners ..
     
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    vebxperts Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    W3Schools and PHP.net are good to start with!
    (If you have done programming in past, you can learn fast. Otherwise...!!!)
     
  5. newhotboi

    newhotboi Newbie

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    Search in google for 'PHP Solutions Dynamic Web Design Made Easy 2nd edition'. It is a very good book
     
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    starvinmarvin14 Regular Member

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    The way I learned is by googling every individual task I wanted done in PHP. There are threads for pretty much every problem you can think of. Start off by googling something like "PHP for beginners" though.
     
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    Axefr Newbie

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    You can check out at net tutplus article..
    'The Best Way to Learn PHP'.
     
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    Jordanbehighhh Registered Member

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    I can get you whatever PHP book you want, even ones that are real advanced
     
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    dichotom Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Youtube is your best friend getting started, tons of tutorials there. Also Notepad++
     
  10. hehejo

    hehejo Newbie

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    Learn by doing. Nobody has ever learned programming just by reading.

    Pick out something you want to do, then read up step by step what you need to know. This is how I started years ago and how I learn new stuff all the time. I have never read a book about PHP and no programmer I know has.

    inb4 strong first post after years
     
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    x.Ampit.x Junior Member

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    youtube channel phpacademy,thenewboston.
     
  12. jazzc

    jazzc Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    While I agree with hehejo on the way to start learning programming, this hides a problem.

    After you get the basics, you must learn the best practices, or else you 'll never become top in your field. Thus, you have to read - a lot. Books, blogs of highly esteemed experts, high quality third party-code etc.
     
  13. hehejo

    hehejo Newbie

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    I agree. Forgot about that.

    Docblock comments (I simplify it though to be honest).
    And pick a coding standard and stick with it.

    Working with frameworks like CodeIgniter is also a good idea.
     
  14. cbnoob

    cbnoob Senior Member

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    En.bookfi.org is a good place to find books. You can get a lot of books there for free
     
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    The answer to your question: "PHP Documentation" (http://www.php.net/manual/en/)
    Frankly speaking you don't need any ebook, PHP Documentation will suffice all your needs. IMO it is the best PHP learning resource available on the internet and best thing about it is the comments section underneath every topic, the comments section contains user contributed notes (you can find useful examples, tips, explanations, bits of code etc) which IMO are 'php gems'

    A few pointers before you head over to the documentation:
    1. Install Vim (If you're on Linux) OR Install Notepad++ (If you're on Windows)
    2. Lamp (Linux) OR Install Wamp (Windows)
    3. Go to PHP documentation and rock the world :)

    And yeah you can even have a look at php video tutorials by lynda.com (I highly recommend them) start with 'php: essentials' and then proceed to 'php: beyond the basics', both titles by kevin skoglund
    you can buy them and if you can't afford then..... just google :p

    Enjoy Learning :)
     
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    lazerus1974 Newbie

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    The New Boston is probably the best, dumbed down way to learn any scripting language. I learned Javascript backward and forward from them, and I've started on the php courses.
     
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    DocturBluehill Newbie

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    I have alot of experience developing in php. I was thinking about writing an ebook,
    on how to get started very easily with php. I have a few different angles to go about
    learning it fast, while writing quality code. Would you be interested in becoming a test
    subject for this ebook? I will give you free php lessons and mentoring? :)
     
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    hend0g Newbie

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    best way to learn is go to school
     
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    LOL...that is a really bad one, I won't agree to that :)
     
  20. 75INZ

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    Coming from Java and C#, PHP was INCREDIBLY easy and so so intuitive. All I did was look at W3 schools and a YouTube channel called phpacademy. I highly recommend both.