Good way to learn php?

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Re: Good way to learn php?

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I now have a copy of PHP Cookbook, its ok, but a bit advanced, as per any language there is always a set of commonly used instructions.. Loops, operators, functions, classes etc..

Many moons ago I taught myself UScript, (Used to program the Unreal Engines), this is a variant of C++, with a simular syntax it was easy to jump across.. It took me a while to get the whole, you-dont-need-to-compile thing.. but after this its became second nature and ive given up pretty much all other non-web languages..

As for how i learnt UScript.. Alot of hard work, reading and guess work, because documentation on it was pathetic at best...

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Re: Good way to learn php?

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Would you say PHP is harder or easier to learn than HTML?
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Re: Good way to learn php?

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Harder.. PHP is a programming language, thus it has a more complicated syntax, however it does have way more structured approach and there is only 1 way that things will work.. whereas HTML is hit and miss most of the time..

They both have their querks, but PHP due to its increased size..

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Re: Good way to learn php?

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An example of the length thing:
Me wrote: OK, let's say you want to make a page output Hello!... easy, right? Well, here is the PHP and HTML methods:

HTML:

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Hello!
PHP:

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<?php
echo "Hello!";
?>
Does that help?
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Re: Good way to learn php?

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Yeah, that helps alot...
Thanks for the replies... ;)
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Re: Good way to learn php?

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i learnt by reading a few books and then some trial and error......still learning too!
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Re: Good way to learn php?

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I learned by diving into my custom CMS nose first, and just looking up commands when I needed them.
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Re: Good way to learn php?

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I learned by MOD'ding phpbb
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