I have been working with PHP since early 2001, first as the nerdy hobby of a spotty teen and then later developing my skills into a full time career as a senior web developer.
I’ve used it to create everything from scripts and plugins, to personal utilities that parse my phone company’s .CSV export files so that I can keep track of most dialed numbers & costs etc (yes, I am that geeky). Follow my beginner’s guide to PHP and you too can be writing PHP scripts in no time :)
The PHP Guides
An introduction to PHP, checking for PHP support, & some basic definitions of PHP jargon.
Learn about mathematical operators, variables and how we can display things on the page using the
Learn about comparison operators, logical operators, the
Get stuck in to arrays and loops, and using
All about looping with the PHP
for construct, including top tips on keeping your
for loops speedy & efficient.
Learn how to write your very own PHP functions to create more efficient scripts, and what “scope” means to PHP.
Beginner’s Guide to PHP – Part Seven (learn about global scope, and the superglobals)
Beginner’s Guide to PHP – Part Eight (handling data securely)
Am I not writing these fast enough? Maybe you’re already too advanced for me? Check out these recommended PHP books for further reading…