Topic: Learning PHP

So I've recently ventured into learning PHP. I have a pretty basic understanding of html, css and javascript.

My aim is to be able to code extensions for PunBB and other forums.

So far I've completed the basic section at W3's site but I feel as if I'm going too fast.

Sure I understand the codes well and can repeat their examples on my own with out using the site for help, but I feel as if I'm not doing enough as I'm hesitant to move on to the more advanced stuff.

Mostly because I can't see how to apply what I've learned to any situation really, and when I tried to do more elaborate codes using the basic stuff I've done I find I need to know more about Javascript and what not and ugh fasdjkgnakjs.

I'm not sure if I meant to feel like this being new to coding and what not but I guess the point of this post is to know whether I am meant to feel like everything I've learned is useless and can't figure out how to apply it to other situations.

If I'm not, advice on how I can develop my ability to do so would be greatly appreciated!

Re: Learning PHP

Lemming wrote:

If I'm not, advice on how I can develop my ability to do so would be greatly appreciated!

The best way is just to dive into it. Try creating a project with PHP and ask for help and/or research what you need help on.

That's how i learned anyways. gl

Re: Learning PHP

I'm with hayman, just dive in.

go http://www.php.net/manual/en/

you don't need to pay for a book

Re: Learning PHP

Hi Lemming.

How is it going with your programming, are you still in PHP?
W3Schools are also a good place to start, http://www.w3schools.com/php/

Have you started to work with HTML5 yet?

Re: Learning PHP

hoho, I learn HTML&CSS from www.w3school.com.cn , and learn PHP from www.php.net/manual/zh/. As BenInBlack said, you needn't to buy some books.

师父领进门,修行在个人。teach yourself

Re: Learning PHP

There are some useful solutions on http://www.hotscripts.com/ Try it !

Re: Learning PHP

The best way to learn is start a new project and start writing code. Then you  can start taking some help from online tutorials or forums. Everything is available on internet these days. Good luck!

Re: Learning PHP

Hai everyone.

I just want to know how to give secure urls like below

suppose if the url is like this : example.com/video.php?id=37/3&course=2
so instead of this url I need to display like this : example.com/video or video.php page.

Can any one tell me how to do this.

Re: Learning PHP

You can learn PHP hosting in a day and be on your way to building your own website. You may not think that is possible but many many people have done it.

Re: Learning PHP

Hmmm i'm bad in PHP:
Result:

16 of 20

80%

Almost! Study a little more and take the test again!

Time Spent 2:46

Re: Learning PHP

Is it ridiculous to think that I can learn PHP with very little HTML knowledge?

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Re: Learning PHP

No. But HTML basics are required. And I don't know how you can write scripts/applications without knowing HTML - it is possible, but not recommended.

If you see any mistake in my posts, please PM me.

Re: Learning PHP

I know basic HTML, you're right though. I need to learn a lot more.

Re: Learning PHP

BenInBlack wrote:

I'm with hayman, just dive in.

go http://www.php.net/manual/en/

you don't need to pay for a book

I prefer books. It is possible to learn PHP without books from its extensive documentation. But to apply the concepts to build a beautiful, stable and extensible application, definitely you'll need more than documentation and other resources. You'll need a good grasp on software engineering and stuffs.