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Where did you learn PHP?

Discussion in 'PHP' started by meamrussian, Mar 6, 2006.

  1. Psychotomus

    Psychotomus Guest

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    #41
    self taught. i was coding in VB3 on aol. Moved on from there. Grabbed a php book. read enough to know the basics. Found php.net then all was good from there.
    SEMrush
     
    Psychotomus, Mar 24, 2006 IP
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  2. meikeric

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    Self taught. I hacked at a Perl auction script (back when eBay was starting to get big (circa 98/99). I think the people still distribute it EveryAuction? I think was the name. Then I starting mucking in PHP 'cause it was much more logical. Then I went to college and took 2 C++ courses. Then I changed majors to Business and started doing heavier PHP. And now I learn by breaking. IE, I break my Joomla core when I want something. Then I hack til I get it. USUALLY with good results (not always). That's also how I learned routing and email/dns/database/radius administration. Cause where I use to work. If you broke it, you fixed it.

    PHP.net is GREAT for function lookups, once you figure out what they mean by someFunction( some value, [ something else, another ]) FYI, The [] mean it's an optional input.

    There's some good forums, and some good books out there.

    But find some open source scripts that interest you. Upload them to your server, and start hacking away.

    Mike
     
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  3. commandos

    commandos Notable Member

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    #43
    from university ... the difference in university is that you have access to a teacher and a teacher assistant, debugging will go faster .

    they dident teach me advanced stuff all what they do is show you the road :)


    wow i just saw that i can't post there :) so red reputation do have bad effects :)
     
    commandos, Mar 25, 2006 IP
  4. FireStorM

    FireStorM Well-Known Member

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    #44
    I need a good forum , related with PHP, so that i can ask for help on "PHP issues" .. can anyone help me ?
     
    FireStorM, Mar 26, 2006 IP
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    #45
    I got the start-off from a friend (well, kinda) and got the rest of php.net ...
     
    free-zombie, Mar 28, 2006 IP
  6. meikeric

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    #46
    Your in it. :) DP Forums -> PHP.

    Most of the people the peruse DP-PHP are either really good programmers, or really great programmers. Theirs a ton of other PHP forums out their. Most suck though with a much of newbs asking "How do I display ** here". And no logical replies. DP is largely professionals.
     
    meikeric, Mar 28, 2006 IP
  7. dturnbull

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    #47
    i'll probly buy PHP & MySQL for Dummies to learn how to. i've tried learnin online, but seeing as i like to read, reading a full book would be easier for me....though i suck at all aspects of programmin so i probly got no chance it learning it :(
     
    dturnbull, Mar 29, 2006 IP
  8. intoex

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    #48
    I learned from manuals and tutorial, also had some fundamental news on common web-application development. PHP is easy, maybe because I knew Delphi, C/C++, Java, Perl and aslo assembler before. The main have been taken from projects
    Now I studing different technologies, using Smarty in my work.
    BTW, maybe somebody need professional programmer? Have time for new projects.
     
    intoex, Sep 17, 2006 IP
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    #49
    I believe I learned PHP originally from the nice tutorials at web monkey.
     
    tangtang, Sep 17, 2006 IP
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    VONRAT Banned

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    #50
    i started learning by searching "php codes tutorials" but i learned most from php.net :D
     
    VONRAT, Sep 17, 2006 IP
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    . Think i learnt it from a E-book i downloaded, then found php.net after a few days.
     
    ThomasNederman, Sep 18, 2006 IP
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    #52
    I learned it myself after doing C++... PHP.net was a great help....
     
    gigapromoters, Sep 30, 2006 IP
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    #53
    It is always better to learn by self... start from some small tutorial online.. then read things and write and experiment with codes. when you have catched up with the basics.. then get some free small guestbook etc.. script and study and try making your own and so on.... and then move on to studying larger scripts.

    And then start applying your gained knowledge to do things. once you do this you experince level and expertise will go on incresing.

    Courses will provide you with meterial to learn all those stuff but by taking a course it does not guarentee that you will be able to apply your programming knowldge in solving practical problems.
     
    aditya_sfs, Sep 30, 2006 IP
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    #54
    Browsing through tutorials on internet and of course www.php.net ;)
     
    TOM1, Oct 1, 2006 IP
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    #55
    There have some basic PHP tutorials writen by my partners in developer zone .
     
    hotspire, Oct 1, 2006 IP
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    The overwhelming boredem just got to me, so i decided to learn it using all sorts of tutorials and resources.
     
    jezza chan, Oct 1, 2006 IP
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    a friend introduced PHP and gave me tons of tutorials about PHP.
    Thanks to him. And Im still learning PHP.
     
    angelfire, Oct 1, 2006 IP
  18. business opportunities

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    Learned mostly myself... having been in computer science at university gave me enough information to figure it out... really once you learn one programming language, they are all basically the same. I guess except for the odd reference to books or a website, I was just able to wing it.
     
    business opportunities, Oct 1, 2006 IP
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    I learned by myself. I looked at existing scripts to get an understanding, then set out and experimented, looked at documentations on the php.net website and once you get quite a good understanding it all comes easily.
     
    Xth Cannon, Oct 2, 2006 IP
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    I learned php by myself. I started reading tutorials and created simple scripts, then used php.net and asked friends that already knew php for help.

    You can learn the basics of php at w3schools.com and freewebmasterhelp.com, then use php.net.
     
    zilch2k, Oct 2, 2006 IP