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runnerjp
05-13-2008, 08:58 PM
ok i need to really learn 100% php as im finding im posting alot for answers so i would like to ask

what books ect did u guys use to learn php??

derzok
05-13-2008, 09:17 PM
After you're familiar with any programming language it's easy to pick up another. I already knew Perl, Java, and C when I learned php, so it took me no time to learn. Honestly, the best way to learn a language well is to try and accomplish some project/task. When you run into trouble, look at php.net's documentation and the examples provided by the php staff and the comments posted by readers. I've never had a problem that couldn't be solved that way.

runnerjp
05-13-2008, 09:23 PM
hehe im only asking this because iv had some complaints about posting some of my problems :P

i thought i best get every 1ns opinion... iv always learnt best by doing as well....

oesxyl
05-13-2008, 10:50 PM
hehe im only asking this because iv had some complaints about posting some of my problems :P

i thought i best get every 1ns opinion... iv always learnt best by doing as well....
learning a language is not enought, before anything else you must understand how the things works. You have some basic knowledge you must improve and then the language is not a problem, no matter if is php, perl or anything else, :)

regards

pixencom
05-14-2008, 08:26 AM
I find that learning by trial and error is best, at least for me. http://www.tizag.com/ has some great tutorials and snippets.

FWDrew
05-14-2008, 09:33 AM
http://devzone.zend.com/node/view/id/627

Above is the best site I have used for explaining a lot of practical uses and purposes of PHP in a way anyone can understand. Its worth a look :)

Best of luck,

Drew

Edit-As for books, check out your local library and see what they have, bigger isnt always better (when it comes to books :p ), make sure they are on your level. I am currently reading "PHP, MySQL, and Apache" by Julie C. Meloni and "Web Database and Applications with: PHP and MySQL" by Hugh Williams and David Lane. Both have been very helpful :thumbsup:

runnerjp
05-14-2008, 11:45 AM
what about "idiots guide to php" i find them usefull but is it enough lol

mlseim
05-14-2008, 01:38 PM
Runner ...
Sorry, I sort of laughed when I read these threads:
http://www.codingforums.com/showthread.php?t=139551

That must be what you're referring to.

You need to start with something simpler than MySQL.

When you need to do something with PHP, example, you want to
write to a file ... use Google and search for:
PHP write to file

Like this:
http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=php+write+to+file&btnG=Google+Search

See? There are many tutorials already written ... code that you can copy and paste,
to try it out yourself and learn how it's done.

Or, let's say you want to learn about arrays:
http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&safe=off&q=php+array+tutorial&btnG=Search

Take your pick on tutorials (some better than others), but you get the idea.

Use snippets of code from those sites to try out for yourself and learn how it works.



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