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How did everyone learn php?

Discussion in 'PHP' started by motoxcr17, Nov 7, 2006.

  1. thejared

    thejared Peon

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    thejared, Dec 16, 2006 IP
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    chopsticks Active Member

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    Wow, thanks for the link to php videos! Didn't think there would be a site like that. (used to go to youtube for php videos, although there are only a few).

    Should come in handy for some friends trying to learn!
     
    chopsticks, Dec 16, 2006 IP
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    Books on sale :D
     
    Codythebest, Dec 16, 2006 IP
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    I learned the basics such as how to create an array, define a variable, use if statements ect. and then just took apart existing scripts to see how they worked.

    Good luck!
     
    math20, Dec 17, 2006 IP
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    Ive been looking for some information on php work. thanks for the links everyone.
     
    smiNICOLETTE, Dec 17, 2006 IP
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    Did any of you took Zend online training ? is it good ?
     
    yutewa00, Dec 19, 2006 IP
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    naphets66 Well-Known Member

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    I just read a book and started coding before I finished the third chapter. When I ran into things I needed a script to do that I couldn't code, I looked for open source solutions. And when those solutions didn't fit completely, I tore the code apart and rewrote it.
    Now I have a php system running on localhost on my computer as a control panel that integrates all of my websites.
    So you can learn a lot just by plugging along.
     
    naphets66, Dec 20, 2006 IP
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    I learned vanilla ASP in college as the primary dynamic web language.

    When I got my current job, they were tentatively using ASP for the intranet site.

    One week after hiring me, they decided to go with a LAMP setup. Poof! I was up to my armpits in PHP.

    I learned through the O'Reilly books, w3schools, and existing code on our corporate websites.

    Now I've practically forgotten all the ASP I learned and am much more comfortable in PHP.
     
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  9. PalSys

    PalSys palsys.io

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    I learned HTML and Pascal in high school, and that mostly set the tone for the languages I learned later. I'm no programming pro, but I'm handy with most code.
     
    PalSys, Dec 20, 2006 IP
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    'Nuff said.
     
    kemus, Jan 9, 2007 IP
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    With videos which i found from a torrent, online course to be exact from a guy named Mustaffa something like that and with lots of exercise
     
    redbayron2006, Jan 9, 2007 IP
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    If you got a hosting, I think best way to learn is to try to code some examples and see the results..
    Once you do it, I think you will never forget it :)
     
    ottodo, Jan 9, 2007 IP
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    After learning html (pre-requisite), php was all about baby steps. Didn't touch my first sql db until about a year into it. I used just used it to make my life easier with includes & simple stuff.

    Learning these days must be much easier. 95% of the code you will ever need is laying around the internet somewhere (del.icio.us, sourceforge, php.net, google, jux2) so all you really have to know to make a pretty impressive site is there for you without much modification.
     
    ErectADirectory, Jan 30, 2007 IP
  14. kemus

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    The best resource to use is google. For example, I didn't know how to make a random number with google, so I typed in random number php. If that didnt work, I also like to use:

    inurl:forums random number php
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    site:php.net random number

    One way or another, someone will have tried to do it before. Note: don't look for "my php site ideas" as that probably won't work the way you want it to. Look for specific things, like random number, mysql, etc.
     
    kemus, Feb 3, 2007 IP