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Thread: Learning PHP

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    I've got the killerphp videos and am going to be taking classes on it at my college. How did you learn the language? How long would you say it takes to learn?

    I know I need to practice, but when do you feel ready to take on your first programming client?

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    I'm old school. Learned BASIC and processor-level (Z80, 8086, etc) in 1977

    So, through the years I learned Perl and then C++. It was then that I came
    onto PHP and using MySQL. It was an easy transition for me. For just about
    all PHP things that I need help with, I Google it. Put the word PHP first, and
    then the thing I'm looking for ... example: php date

    For practice you can install your own server (WAMP) into your PC, or as I
    usually advise, get your own shared webhost account with your own domain
    name. For about $40-50 per year, it's very affordable. Filezilla is the free
    FTP software to upload/download scripts, and Notepad++ is the free
    software to do editing. You'll have your own website to play with, and you
    can do whatever you want. If you have a problem, you can direct us to
    your site so we can see what your script does.

    Play around, make mistakes, ask questions here. Try to think of some
    project to make that will be something you could use ... some online app.
    Struggle through it and use Google to find script examples of what you're
    trying to do. You'll learn the most by trial and error ... be persistent.
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    I was born in 1977 lol... And I still have much to learn about PHP.

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    Thanks. I had been using WAMP, but I think I will set up a site to work on that people can see and advice me on.

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    One thing about using WAMP (or being your own webhost) ...
    Make sure you backup all files on a different computer. I know of
    people that have had their laptops stolen and lost their whole
    website that they were working on. Many hours of time lost.

    If you use a shared webhost, you will have your files on your PC
    AND on the webhost server. Even with that I keep backup files.



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