View Full Version : Wanting to learn PHP, help please!

03-25-2004, 12:19 AM
I'm interested to learn PHP to design a program that will allow me to do something similiar to these sites.



What I would like is some opinions as to the best place to start learning PHP.

I don't know if there is a program out there that these sites are using, as the interface looks very similar, if so I did not find them and any help would be greatly appreciated!


03-25-2004, 12:34 AM
php.net would be a great place and they are using a db connection mostlikely so you will need to learn that along with PHP and thus pick a DB to communicate with...Also there are some good books out there. Begining PHP4 is the book I have, it can be bought anywhere just about.


03-25-2004, 07:30 PM
I started with this book:

PHP and MySQL Web Development, Second Edition
by Luke Welling (Author), Laura Thomson (Author)

It is a bit much for a novice, but it not only gets you started with php but also brings in MySQL. It has an appendix too to teach you how to set up your own php-mysql on your computer to work with (I just did this now on my laptop...I am still fairly new to php)

03-26-2004, 11:18 AM
Post in the PHP forum ;) you'll find some valuable information in there if you search!

03-27-2004, 08:40 PM
If you have good grounds in other development lanuages, meanings and terms I'd recommend PHP Bible.

03-27-2004, 09:12 PM
try this: http://www.hotscripts.com/PHP/Tips_and_Tutorials/index.html
got beginner tuts and tuts covering all major subjects. BTW this is a link database, none of the tutorials are on this actual site, so some are a bit obsolete. more so now PHP5 is out!(w00t).

have fun :)

03-29-2004, 05:23 AM
Well, I believe PHP to be one of the simplest C scripting languages to learn, all you really need is php.net's reference.