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Please Show me the best way to learn PHP in 1 week.I want to manage a
group of PHP Programmers.

Aug 13 '07 #1
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Godfather wrote:
Please Show me the best way to learn PHP in 1 week.I want to manage a
group of PHP Programmers.
What programming experience do you have? If you've used Perl in the past,
PHP should be fairly easy to pick up, as it will have a familiar syntax and
a conceptually similar programming model.

The definitive reference for PHP is http://www.php.net, but it may be best
to get a feel for the language from a beginners' tutorial before diving
into the PHP bible -- the w3schools.com PHP tutorial isn't bad.

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[Geek of HTML/SQL/Perl/PHP/Python/Apache/Linux]
[OS: Linux 2.6.12-12mdksmp, up 53 days, 14:11.]

PHP Debugging with Style -OR- How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bug
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Aug 13 '07 #2

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On 13 A ustos, 10:51, Godfather <persian...@yahoo.comwrote:
Please Show me the best way to learn PHP in 1 week.I want to manage a
group of PHP Programmers.
if you know c++ you can learn php easly in 1 week. but you must work
hard. else you can read php manual thus you can learn lots of things.
my second advise. not only 1 reference. chhose a main reference. and
use other references.

good works

Aug 13 '07 #3

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<Godfather>
<Mon, 13 Aug 2007 00:51:25 -0700>
<11**********************@o61g2000hsh.googlegroups .com>
Please Show me the best way to learn PHP in 1 week.I want to manage a
group of PHP Programmers
You can download the www.outerlimitsfan.co.uk website as a zipfile .

Doubt its the best way to learn though .
Aug 13 '07 #4

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David Gillen <Be****@RedBrick.DCU.IEwrote in
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Godfather said:
>Please Show me the best way to learn PHP in 1 week.I want
to manage a group of PHP Programmers.
You don't need to know any PHP to be a manager. In fact I
think most programmers would prefer it if their manager
didn't think they knew how to code.
I must disagree. The best project manager I've ever worked
under was actually a very capable programmer himself--and
that showed. On the other hand, he also was extremely good
at refraining from backseat driving, so there is something
to the idea that good managers don't tinker with gizmos and
whatchamacallits, no matter how good or bad at tinkering
they are.

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virtue." -- Ambrose Bierce
Aug 13 '07 #5

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On 13.08.2007 09:51 Godfather wrote:
Please Show me the best way to learn PHP in 1 week.I want to manage a
group of PHP Programmers.
I hate to sound impolite but how did you come to the idea that a group
of programmers can be led by someone who is unable to use google?

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php done right ;) http://code.google.com/p/pihipi
Aug 13 '07 #6

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On 13 Aug, 13:00, gosha bine <stereof...@gmail.comwrote:
On 13.08.2007 09:51 Godfather wrote:
Please Show me the best way to learn PHP in 1 week.I want to manage a
group of PHP Programmers.

I hate to sound impolite
I don't.

Obviously Godfather's experience with Java (http://groups.google.co.uk/
group/J2EE/browse_thread/thread/7f3b888f17438a89/235f7fd9df7599ac?
hl=en#235f7fd9df7599ac)
has led to a promotion!

(silly me, going to University, studying hard, reading, writing code,
reverse engineering broken systems, struggling to be good at IT is
just a waste of time)

C.

Aug 13 '07 #7

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Pavel Lepin wrote:
David Gillen <Be****@RedBrick.DCU.IEwrote in
<sl*******************@murphy.redbrick.dcu.ie>:
>Godfather said:
>>Please Show me the best way to learn PHP in 1 week.I want
to manage a group of PHP Programmers.
You don't need to know any PHP to be a manager. In fact I
think most programmers would prefer it if their manager
didn't think they knew how to code.

I must disagree. The best project manager I've ever worked
under was actually a very capable programmer himself--and
that showed. On the other hand, he also was extremely good
at refraining from backseat driving, so there is something
to the idea that good managers don't tinker with gizmos and
whatchamacallits, no matter how good or bad at tinkering
they are.
There's a huge difference between a manager and a project manager.

A project manager needs to know the languages involved. A manager is an
administrative person and needs much less technical knowledge.

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Aug 13 '07 #8

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Jerry Stuckle <js*******@attglobal.netwrote in
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Pavel Lepin wrote:
>David Gillen <Be****@RedBrick.DCU.IEwrote in
<sl*******************@murphy.redbrick.dcu.ie>:
>>Godfather said:
Please Show me the best way to learn PHP in 1 week.I
want to manage a group of PHP Programmers.

You don't need to know any PHP to be a manager. In fact
I think most programmers would prefer it if their
manager didn't think they knew how to code.

I must disagree. The best project manager I've ever
worked under was actually a very capable programmer
himself--and that showed. On the other hand, he also was
extremely good at refraining from backseat driving, so
there is something to the idea that good managers don't
tinker with gizmos and whatchamacallits, no matter how
good or bad at tinkering they are.

There's a huge difference between a manager and a project
manager.
Point.
A project manager needs to know the languages involved. A
manager is an administrative person and needs much less
technical knowledge.
I'm fairly certain the OP was talking about a project
manager/team leader position, though. Real pointy-haireds
don't manage PHP programmers IME, they manage 'stuff'.

--
"Patience is a minor form of despair, disguised as
virtue." -- Ambrose Bierce
Aug 13 '07 #9

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Pavel Lepin wrote:
Jerry Stuckle <js*******@attglobal.netwrote in
<Go******************************@comcast.com>:
>Pavel Lepin wrote:
>>David Gillen <Be****@RedBrick.DCU.IEwrote in
<sl*******************@murphy.redbrick.dcu.ie> :
Godfather said:
Please Show me the best way to learn PHP in 1 week.I
want to manage a group of PHP Programmers.
>
You don't need to know any PHP to be a manager. In fact
I think most programmers would prefer it if their
manager didn't think they knew how to code.
I must disagree. The best project manager I've ever
worked under was actually a very capable programmer
himself--and that showed. On the other hand, he also was
extremely good at refraining from backseat driving, so
there is something to the idea that good managers don't
tinker with gizmos and whatchamacallits, no matter how
good or bad at tinkering they are.
There's a huge difference between a manager and a project
manager.

Point.
>A project manager needs to know the languages involved. A
manager is an administrative person and needs much less
technical knowledge.

I'm fairly certain the OP was talking about a project
manager/team leader position, though. Real pointy-haireds
don't manage PHP programmers IME, they manage 'stuff'.
I just took him at his word when he said he was going to manage
programmers. Project managers generally manage projects.

--
==================
Remove the "x" from my email address
Jerry Stuckle
JDS Computer Training Corp.
js*******@attglobal.net
==================
Aug 13 '07 #10

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Jerry Stuckle <js*******@attglobal.netwrote in
<4-******************************@comcast.com>:
Pavel Lepin wrote:
>Jerry Stuckle <js*******@attglobal.netwrote in
<Go******************************@comcast.com>:
>>Pavel Lepin wrote:
David Gillen <Be****@RedBrick.DCU.IEwrote in
<sl*******************@murphy.redbrick.dcu.ie >:
Godfather said:
>Please Show me the best way to learn PHP in 1 week.I
>want to manage a group of PHP Programmers.
>>
You don't need to know any PHP to be a manager. In
fact I think most programmers would prefer it if their
manager didn't think they knew how to code.
I must disagree. The best project manager I've ever
worked under was actually a very capable programmer
himself--and that showed. On the other hand, he also
was extremely good at refraining from backseat driving,
so there is something to the idea that good managers
don't tinker with gizmos and whatchamacallits, no
matter how good or bad at tinkering they are.
>>A project manager needs to know the languages involved.
A manager is an administrative person and needs much
less technical knowledge.

I'm fairly certain the OP was talking about a project
manager/team leader position, though. Real pointy-haireds
don't manage PHP programmers IME, they manage 'stuff'.

I just took him at his word when he said he was going to
manage programmers.
By your reasoning he's aspiring to be a 'programmer
manager', not a 'manager', since managers wouldn't manage
anyone or anything in particular; they would manage
intransitively, just for the heck of it (and that's pretty
much what I said anyway).
Project managers generally manage projects.
Probably a misnomer. I don't believe guinea pigs have
anything to do with Guinea. Or pigs. Seriously though, I'm
not sure what the general practices in this respect are,
but from my experience project managers manage projects,
programmers, various other allocated resources, customer
communications and whatever else might be in the way of
their fanatical devotion to the Pope; while senior-level
managers, those that go without additional qualifiers in
front of their M.'s, tend to just keep an eye on everything
unless things start looking really grim, in which case they
just invoke their built-in
Yell-Cut-Fire-Downsize-Pass-Buck-Cover-Ass module.

--
"Patience is a minor form of despair, disguised as
virtue." -- Ambrose Bierce
Aug 13 '07 #11

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Pavel Lepin wrote:
Jerry Stuckle <js*******@attglobal.netwrote in
<4-******************************@comcast.com>:
>Pavel Lepin wrote:
>>Jerry Stuckle <js*******@attglobal.netwrote in
<Go******************************@comcast.com> :
Pavel Lepin wrote:
David Gillen <Be****@RedBrick.DCU.IEwrote in
<sl*******************@murphy.redbrick.dcu.ie> :
>Godfather said:
>>Please Show me the best way to learn PHP in 1 week.I
>>want to manage a group of PHP Programmers.
>>>
>You don't need to know any PHP to be a manager. In
>fact I think most programmers would prefer it if their
>manager didn't think they knew how to code.
I must disagree. The best project manager I've ever
worked under was actually a very capable programmer
himself--and that showed. On the other hand, he also
was extremely good at refraining from backseat driving,
so there is something to the idea that good managers
don't tinker with gizmos and whatchamacallits, no
matter how good or bad at tinkering they are.
A project manager needs to know the languages involved.
A manager is an administrative person and needs much
less technical knowledge.
I'm fairly certain the OP was talking about a project
manager/team leader position, though. Real pointy-haireds
don't manage PHP programmers IME, they manage 'stuff'.
I just took him at his word when he said he was going to
manage programmers.

By your reasoning he's aspiring to be a 'programmer
manager', not a 'manager', since managers wouldn't manage
anyone or anything in particular; they would manage
intransitively, just for the heck of it (and that's pretty
much what I said anyway).
>Project managers generally manage projects.

Probably a misnomer. I don't believe guinea pigs have
anything to do with Guinea. Or pigs. Seriously though, I'm
not sure what the general practices in this respect are,
but from my experience project managers manage projects,
programmers, various other allocated resources, customer
communications and whatever else might be in the way of
their fanatical devotion to the Pope; while senior-level
managers, those that go without additional qualifiers in
front of their M.'s, tend to just keep an eye on everything
unless things start looking really grim, in which case they
just invoke their built-in
Yell-Cut-Fire-Downsize-Pass-Buck-Cover-Ass module.

Well, I've been doing project management for close to 20 years. Most of
that time it's been as a consultant, and I managed the project - not the
people. Sure, I had some input on who worked on the projects, their
performance evaluations, etc. But I was not responsible for their final
evaluations, their paycheck, etc. I could request someone be removed
from a project, but I could not fire them. There were managers to do that.

And even when I was employed as a Project Manager, it was to manage the
project, not the personnel.

Some of the managers had programming experience. I tried to stay away
from them :-). But the best were the ones who had the people experience.

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Aug 13 '07 #12

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On Aug 13, 1:51 am, Godfather <persian...@yahoo.comwrote:
Please Show me the best way to learn PHP in 1 week.I want to manage a
group of PHP Programmers.
If you have to ask, you shouldn't be managing anything! Managers
shouldn't be coding or even advising their programmers on how to code.
I am a man and my best manager was a very intelligent woman who
understood me as a person and understood the technology concepts of
the subject matter she was responsible for. She never logged onto a
server or reviewed code, that wasn't her job. My worst manager was a
male vice president who couldn't keep his hands out of the source
code.

Aug 13 '07 #13

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On Aug 13, 2:51 am, Godfather <persian...@yahoo.comwrote:
Please Show me the best way to learn PHP in 1 week.I want to manage a
group of PHP Programmers.
Please tell me the best way to learn to speak Texan. I want to be
President some day.

Aug 13 '07 #14

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