trying to learn PHP

Discussion in 'Web Design & Coding' started by IDLE, Apr 18, 2006.

  1. IDLE

    IDLE OSNN Senior Addict

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    i am trying to get my feel wet with PHP and i was wondering if there is a easy application for "getting started" noobs like me.

    also looking to get some books on this, can anyone recommend a well written easy to understand book?

    thanks.
     
  2. LordOfLA

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    <? echo "hello world!" ?>

    there you go :p

    Jokes aside though search digg.com for php tutorial. maybe also rails tutorial and knock yourself out :D
     
  3. IDLE

    IDLE OSNN Senior Addict

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    thanks!!

    btw stop following me :)
     
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  5. Mainframeguy

    Mainframeguy Debiant by way of Ubuntu Folding Team

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    Think up an application and go from there - need not be anything complex, maybe a guest book or something? There is no substitute for learning by experience, IMHO. Usually it is not hard to come up with something you may want to do.... and then if you break it down and work through it you'll probably find you can google answers to queries as you go...

    If you host your work - remember you'll probably need to turn PHP errors on serverside too...
     
  6. LordOfLA

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    php errors is on by default :)
     
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    Depends on the host, some turn them off as it is better for security, in which case one has to turn them back on.
     
  8. LordOfLA

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    show me a secure cheap webhost :p