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Should I learn PHP

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by vegasvillan, Mar 11, 2009.

  1. vegasvillan

    vegasvillan Regular Member

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    I know how to edit and I have a good understating of it but should I become fluent in it? I know HTML......

    What do you think?
     
  2. kuldeep06march

    kuldeep06march Newbie

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    Not only PHP but you will have to learn more than 5 things to be master of Internet and that is HTML, DHTML, JavaScript, PHP, CSS
     
  3. asyk

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    imo, its not that worthwhile. there are so many scripts that can do whatever you need them and there allready out there. i just have a basic understanding, if i ever need to add or change something
     
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    hwolfpack6 BANNED BANNED

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    I personally don't think it is worth the time. Just use google for all the scripts you can imagine.
     
  5. timo81

    timo81 Newbie

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    Find someone who knows PHP and outsource it. Focus on what you know. Make the $$ and pay someone else to do the grunt work.....

    Unless you have a burning desire to learn PHP that is!
     
  6. Arthas

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    learning PHP is one of the best things ive ever done for myself.
     
  7. The Scarlet Pimp

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    take some free online courses. then if you need more, get some sitepoint books.
     
  8. luke82817

    luke82817 Regular Member

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    well think of it this way:

    if you know php then you know all the possibilities with it. Rather than wondering if it can be done, you will always know. Besides that, if you are creative you may even think of a way to write something useful that no1 else has already thought of, or is readily available.
     
  9. vegasvillan

    vegasvillan Regular Member

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    I want to say thanks to everyone for the input....After thinking about it I think I am going to learn PHP

    I agree with every post and there was good input here
     
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    amnesia623 Newbie

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    Yes, learn it! Just think of the tools you can make and sell others!
     
  11. autosurf23

    autosurf23 Registered Member

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    yes i would love it, if i could
     
  12. Entrepreneur

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    I've started learning it several times, which is strange because i fucking love learning php.

    I think it's good you're going for it. I found some video course on IJ and bought a sitepoint php book, to be fair i haven't touched the video course, because Kevin Yank's book is so good.

    I honestly love it, just wish i had more time to throw exclusively at learning php rather than dipping in and out over time.
     
  13. sitey

    sitey Newbie

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    could anyone upload a good php resource like Ebook or video?
    I wanna learn it as well .
     
  14. the_demon

    the_demon Jr. Executive VIP

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    I used to watch these vids.......... http://www.phpvideotutorials.com/

    I would also like to cast my vote for learning PHP. The more I learn the better. I've been able to write my own bookmarking application so that now all my bookmarks are on the Internet on one of my webpages and i can quickly add them. I've also built a to do list manager and a bunch of other cool things for keeping track of my life. There are so many things you can do with php it's amazing. It has also sped up my web design process and it's easy to transport common features that you want. You can also pull off lots of seo tricks if your creative.
     
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  15. spect

    spect Newbie

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    In my opinion if you really want it, just learn it. Knowledge doesn't occupy space, not to mention that knowledge is power..
     
  16. helpnub

    helpnub Registered Member

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    You should at least learn how to create a simple 1 line redirect script using the header command so you can somewhat simplify and hide your affiliate links. I learn as I need. Gogle is your friend here and there are thousands of example php scripts on the web.
     
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    Agreed mate.
     
  18. vegasvillan

    vegasvillan Regular Member

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    I got a bunch of streaming PHP videos about 11 hours worth I will be uploading if others want to learn
     
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    to be honest with you i think if you do 11hours of video you will be bored to tears

    go to the local book store - and get yourself the most simplistic sounding php learning book you can find, php for dummies, php for teens... whatever read over it first then try it out hands on

    then go back to the videos if you want to do it again, unless you are able to follow the video and do the code at the same time on a different screen noobs are gonna give up with it....

    just my 2c... btw knowing php/mysql is probably one of the most valuable tools in my arsenal of weapons for developing and implementing SEO techniques/methods
     
  20. devyone

    devyone Registered Member

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    Yes, it's simple, easy and there are a lot of resources on the Internet for you to learn.