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Hi everyone, can you recommend me the best way to learn the PHP? I'm
really begginer...
Mar 11 '08 #1
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deshix wrote:
Hi everyone, can you recommend me the best way to learn the PHP? I'm
really begginer...
You must be. You can't even spell beginner! :-)

http://uk.php.net/tut.php

Paul
Mar 11 '08 #2

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deshix schreef:
Hi everyone, can you recommend me the best way to learn the PHP? I'm
really begginer...
start reading at www.php.net

try something, and if it does not work, post what you have so far, and
explain what you where trying to do

someone may help you in the right direction, some others will just give
the (in their eyes) correct answer...

but anyway reading here will help you a lot if you read more than you
own postings ;-)

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Luuk
Mar 11 '08 #3

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On 11 Mar, 14:54, "PaulB" <pb...@ntlworld.comwrote:
You must be. You can't even spell beginner! :-)

http://uk.php.net/tut.php

Paul

You know, shaking hands :D
Mar 11 '08 #4

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"Luuk" <Lu**@invalid.lanwrote in message
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deshix schreef:
>Hi everyone, can you recommend me the best way to learn the PHP? I'm
really begginer...

start reading at www.php.net

try something, and if it does not work, post what you have so far, and
explain what you where trying to do

someone may help you in the right direction, some others will just give
the (in their eyes) correct answer...

but anyway reading here will help you a lot if you read more than you own
postings ;-)

--
Luuk
php.net is an awful resource, especially for beginners. I don't understand
why people are always recommending it!

Best bet is to buy a PHP book or rent one from the library.

+mrcakey
Mar 11 '08 #5

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PaulB wrote:
deshix wrote:
>Hi everyone, can you recommend me the best way to learn the PHP? I'm
really begginer...

You must be. You can't even spell beginner! :-)

http://uk.php.net/tut.php

Paul
I don't know about that, Paul. Sure he isn't beggin' for help? That
would make him a begginer :-)

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Mar 11 '08 #6

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In article <hq******************************@comcast.com>,
Jerry Stuckle <js*******@attglobal.netwrote:
PaulB wrote:
deshix wrote:
Hi everyone, can you recommend me the best way to learn the PHP? I'm
really begginer...
You must be. You can't even spell beginner! :-)

http://uk.php.net/tut.php

Paul


I don't know about that, Paul. Sure he isn't beggin' for help? That
would make him a begginer :-)
:-)

Or perhaps its a verb. I'm begginer not to be confused with beggin'
there.

But Paul's advice is sound. The PHP web site is a good resource.
Mar 11 '08 #7

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On Mar 11, 9:27*am, "mrcakey" <nos...@spamispoo.comwrote:
"Luuk" <L...@invalid.lanwrote in message

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deshix schreef:
Hi everyone, can you recommend me the best way to learn the PHP? I'm
really begginer...
*start reading atwww.php.net
try something, and if it does not work, post what you have so far, and
explain what you where trying to do
someone may help you in the right direction, some others will just give
the (in their eyes) correct answer...
but anyway reading here will help you a lot if you read more than you own
postings ;-)
--
Luuk

php.net is an awful resource, especially for beginners. *I don't understand
why people are always recommending it!

Best bet is to buy a PHP book or rent one from the library.

+mrcakey- Hide quoted text -

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I disagree. I started out (in 1999) with the tutorial recommended and
was gently guided into it. Secondly, 8 years later, it is still the
first resource I look to and is often in the top ten of most SERP.

However, I agree that they are NOT 100% helpful in all search for
helps, but show me a php developer's resource site that does and I'll
stick with the 98% site until then.

JMO,

Mar 11 '08 #8

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I know about php.net, but can you recommend me any book? I dont enjoy
reading a manual when I dont know what do what ;)
Mar 11 '08 #9

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On Mar 11, 9:45 am, deshix <des...@gmail.comwrote:
Hi everyone, can you recommend me the best way to learn the PHP? I'm
really begginer...
Type in "learn PHP" in Google search and enjoy the surfeit of online
resources available.

Don't forget www.killerphp.com if you enjoy learning via video.

David
Mar 11 '08 #10

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"deshix" <de****@gmail.comwrote in message
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Hi everyone, can you recommend me the best way to learn the PHP? I'm
really beginner...
I highly recommend "PHP and MySQL for Dynamic Websites" by Larry Ullman
(most recent edition, I think 2d). It's a beginner text. If you just read
that, don't skip stuff and work through all the code, you will be well on
your way.

Ullman is terrific. Unlike 90+% of the programming books, he is scrupulous
about testing code, so the code actually works. And if a mistake slips in,
he has an active errata sheet. He also has a website where you can download
scripts, css and images, with a forum he actually looks at and answers
questions.

The one weak part is the introductory MySQL material. I found it extremely
hard, i.e. impossible, to follow. But you can get the basics you need from
online tutorials. MySQL basics -- enough for an intermediate PHP coder --
are a piece of cake, especially if you have a graphic interface like
PhpMyAdmin, and you will almost certainly want to learn basic MySQL.

(The book goes back to "excellent" when he starts talking about combining
PHP and MySQL.)

Mar 12 '08 #11

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ma********@comcast.net (Mason Barge) wrote:
*Subject:* Re: Real begginer
*From:* "Mason Barge" <ma********@comcast.net>
*Date:* Wed, 12 Mar 2008 14:27:01 -0400

"deshix" <de****@gmail.comwrote in message
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om...
Hi everyone, can you recommend me the best way to learn the PHP?
I'm
really beginner...

I highly recommend "PHP and MySQL for Dynamic Websites" by Larry
Ullman (most recent edition, I think 2d). It's a beginner text.
If you just read that, don't skip stuff and work through all the
code, you will be well on your way.
I concur.

If you want REALLY basic, then try 'Making use of PHP' by Ashok Appu,
published by Wiley. It's a little old now, and doesn't cover PHP5 but
leads you into PHP by examples (Hopefully there's an updated revision
since I bought mine). You will also need, an HTML reference, and as
suggested elsewhere in this thread, a MySQL reference. You'll probably
find yourself needing a javascript book sooner or later too.

- Steve
Mar 13 '08 #12

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Steve wrote:
In article <OK******************************@comcast.com>,
ma********@comcast.net (Mason Barge) wrote:
>*Subject:* Re: Real begginer
*From:* "Mason Barge" <ma********@comcast.net>
*Date:* Wed, 12 Mar 2008 14:27:01 -0400

"deshix" <de****@gmail.comwrote in message
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om...
>>Hi everyone, can you recommend me the best way to learn the PHP?
I'm
really beginner...
I highly recommend "PHP and MySQL for Dynamic Websites" by Larry
Ullman (most recent edition, I think 2d). It's a beginner text.
If you just read that, don't skip stuff and work through all the
code, you will be well on your way.

I concur.

If you want REALLY basic, then try 'Making use of PHP' by Ashok Appu,
published by Wiley. It's a little old now, and doesn't cover PHP5 but
leads you into PHP by examples (Hopefully there's an updated revision
since I bought mine). You will also need, an HTML reference, and as
suggested elsewhere in this thread, a MySQL reference. You'll probably
find yourself needing a javascript book sooner or later too.

- Steve
.....then there is alway w3schools.com.

As for php.net, I use that for specific functions and ALWAYS look to the
user comments.
Mar 19 '08 #13

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On Mar 19, 6:57*pm, sheldonlg <sheldonlgwrote:
Steve wrote:
In article <OKCdnW5CivvmvUXanZ2dnUVZ_qmln...@comcast.com>,
masonba...@comcast.net (Mason Barge) wrote:
*Subject:* Re: Real begginer
*From:* "Mason Barge" <masonba...@comcast.net>
*Date:* Wed, 12 Mar 2008 14:27:01 -0400
"deshix" <des...@gmail.comwrote in message
news:31**********************************@x30g200 0hsd.googlegroups.c
om...
Hi everyone, can you recommend me the best way to learn the PHP?
I'm
really beginner...
I highly recommend "PHP and MySQL for Dynamic Websites" by Larry
Ullman (most recent edition, I think 2d). *It's a beginner text. *
If you just read that, don't skip stuff and work through all the
code, you will be well on your way.
I concur.
If you want REALLY basic, then try 'Making use of PHP' by Ashok Appu,
published by Wiley. It's a little old now, and doesn't cover PHP5 but
leads you into PHP by examples (Hopefully there's an updated revision
since I bought mine). You will also need, an HTML reference, and as
suggested elsewhere in this thread, a MySQL reference. You'll probably
find yourself needing a javascript book sooner or later too.
*- Steve

....then there is alway w3schools.com.

As for php.net, I use that for specific functions and ALWAYS look to the
user comments.
I would definately recommend PHP & MySQL for Dynamic Websites by
Ullman. I started with this. Another good book is Programming PHP by
Lerdorf, Tatroe & MacIntyre [ISBN: 0-59-00681-0]

Regards,
Alex

http://www.ajtrichards.co.uk
Mar 19 '08 #14

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