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Want To Learn Php.

Discussion in 'PHP' started by albag999, Sep 6, 2008.

  1. #1
    I have decided that I want to start learning PHP. I already have a book on HTML and CSS which I am reading at the moment and is really good.

    The book is called HTML and CSS in 24 Hours.
    SEMrush
    Is there any ebooks or just normal books that will teach a beginner on PHP.
     
    albag999, Sep 6, 2008 IP
    SEMrush
  2. Grit.

    Grit. Well-Known Member

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    #2
    I like the visual quickstart series of books ^^
    Take a look at them, there may even be a php in 24 hours book
     
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  3. pubdomainshost.com

    pubdomainshost.com Peon

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    #3
    To begin with, do you have a reason to learn PHP, any idea or plan that you wish to execute? In case none, I suggest first to set a goal.
    Next to run php - unlike html + css which any browser can render, you need application server like apache (xampp or wamp are excellent for on your machine testing) or go for free web hosting services like pubwebhost.com (Offers free web hosting with PHP% & MySQL database)

    Next visit webmonkey.com for nice tutorials, or php.net itself has loads of examples in manual section!

    Good Luck to you!!
     
    pubdomainshost.com, Sep 6, 2008 IP
  4. albag999

    albag999 Active Member

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    I am wanting to learn PHP as I have to use PHP in a job that I am looking to go for.
     
    albag999, Sep 6, 2008 IP
  5. XXXWebGURUXXX

    XXXWebGURUXXX Banned

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    #5
    To learn PHP
    basic

    go to w3schools.com

    itz da best and aftr it for advance php go php.net
     
    XXXWebGURUXXX, Sep 6, 2008 IP
  6. Sam Designs

    Sam Designs Active Member

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    I have written a series of PHP tutorials at my website: www.sam-designs.com

    They are all written by me, and I hope they can make learning PHP easy.
     
    Sam Designs, Sep 6, 2008 IP
  7. albag999

    albag999 Active Member

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    I have actually got this website already stored in my bookmarks. Didn't even realize until this afternoon.

    Thanks for your suggestions
     
    albag999, Sep 6, 2008 IP
  8. nico_swd

    nico_swd Prominent Member

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    nico_swd, Sep 6, 2008 IP
  9. FERDIKUCUK

    FERDIKUCUK Peon

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    www.programlamadili.net/php/
     
    FERDIKUCUK, Sep 6, 2008 IP
  10. matthewrobertbell

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    Nico, I don't get why there isn't a sticky for this? (not blaming you)
     
    matthewrobertbell, Sep 7, 2008 IP
  11. JAY6390

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    I agree, it is a bit repetetive this "how can i learn php" every couple of days
     
    JAY6390, Sep 7, 2008 IP
  12. Providence

    Providence Peon

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    people should search more often, :p
     
    Providence, Sep 7, 2008 IP
  13. JAY6390

    JAY6390 Peon

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    hehe no kiddin! :D
     
    JAY6390, Sep 7, 2008 IP
  14. wwe9112

    wwe9112 Guest

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    #14
    I've been trying to learn php for like a year now...all I know is the

    <?php
    phpinfo()
    <?
    Code (markup):
    I prob did that wrong too lol.

    Good luck. I wanted to make my own blogging software.
     
    wwe9112, Sep 7, 2008 IP
  15. JAY6390

    JAY6390 Peon

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    lol, with just phpinfo() you wouldn't get too far with your blog :D...should be a semi colon after the () in your code too :p
     
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  16. Sam Designs

    Sam Designs Active Member

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    Only if they intend on putting more code after phpinfo(). However, I would mention a bigger problem would be your PHP tags:
    <?php ?>
    Code (markup):
    NOT
    If you need more help, you can follow my tutorials starting with the PHP - Introduction.
     
    Sam Designs, Sep 7, 2008 IP
  17. vasago

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    There are a lot of online sources.
    Tizag.com for example has a bunch of wonderful tutorials on all that is web-related.
     
    vasago, Sep 7, 2008 IP
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    Thanks for the topic and the answers, very useful topic !
     
    theivo, Sep 7, 2008 IP
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    Dollar Active Member

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    Try a PHP framework, like Codeigniter or CakePHP
     
    Dollar, Sep 7, 2008 IP
  20. StormForum

    StormForum Well-Known Member

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    lol. These topics are hilarious.

    So, you are just learning HTML, and now CSS and you want to stretch to PHP? Well yes, you need to know HTML first and CSS could come in handy, but learning both of them for the sake of PHP really isn't the best thing to do. You should take time learning each one of the languages and don't just learn the language, use it. Create Web templates, etc.

    If you just learn one language then move onto CSS to move onto PHP you will find yourself struggling to learn PHP as everything takes time with patience. You need to constantly use each language otherwise you'll be forgetting the important parts of each language that is fundementally reliant on the other. For instance, to style Web pages you need to know CSS and CSS is reliant on HTML, as CSS can't do the "building blocks" of Web pages, only style.

    What I'd suggest for you, and everyone else that makes such threads is stop completely. These books that say "HTML & CSS in 24 hours" are simply unpractical, it takes longer than this to learn the concept of code and then be able to use it.

    Forget about PHP completely for at least 3 months and create interesting Web templates, etc., maybe create some open source templates and submit them as open source Web design, to sites such as oswd.org.

    PHP isn't just about creating blog applications, etc., PHP is capable of a lot more including interacting with filesystems (like changing file names, copying and deleting files and changing CHMOD permissions).

    Stress is the key thing you'll suffer from if you keep up to this *must learn html, css then php*
     
    StormForum, Sep 8, 2008 IP