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Re: Where from I start to learn php

Post by seandisanti » Sun Mar 31, 2013 8:52 pm

That's awesome that you're starting early, you should be able to catch up very quickly at your age. jream.com has some great videos for getting started for free, and there are a LOT of free resources online. make sure to check php.net for usage hints and to look up functions, and you've got a great resource in this forum also. here is the link to the jream basics videos. http://jream.com/learning/videos/php-basics and once you're comfortable with the basics, make sure to go on to the OOP videos on the same site. http://jream.com/learning/videos/php-oop He keeps the videos pretty short, but they're very informative without being overly structured, or dependent on experience.

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Re: Where from I start to learn php

Post by seandisanti » Tue Apr 02, 2013 7:14 am

no problem, good luck to you

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Re: Where from I start to learn php

Post by ausz99 » Fri Apr 26, 2013 6:54 am

Hi

I am self taught in PHP and can suggest the following things: -

1. Start out by looking at some scripts. Don't force yourself to understand them but if something sticks then that is great.

2. As seandisanti mentions jream.com is very good although I wouldn't stick to just one person, remember with coding there are many different ways of writing code and you might find one way works better for you. Another Youtube user I liked when I first started learning was http://tutvid.com/. Take in as much as you can from Youtube but don't force yourself to get it straight away, whatever sinks in is a bonus.

3. Now the part that sucks, if you think you are getting the basics of PHP go to Waterstones or a simular book shop and get some books and learn. Don't be tempted to look at some of the code and think "Yeah I know this bit, I'll skip on a few pages to where we start building a site" because you'll only regret it.

Once you have completed reading the books then set yourself a dummy website to build. My advice would be something simply like a site which sells books, CD's and posters. It doesn't matter too much what the site is but it will get you learning the parts of PHP that are usually overlooked in tutorial books and only found out through building sites, be ready for hours of hunting sites like this for the code you need.

When you start building dummy sites I would suggest downloading Netbeans for editing your code, and Wamp (PC) or Mamp (Mac) for testing them.

Hope that helps!

Regards

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