As was foretold, we've added advertisements to the forums! If you have questions, or if you encounter any bugs, please visit this thread: https://forums.penny-arcade.com/discussion/240191/forum-advertisement-faq-and-reports-thread/
Options

Learning PHP

Caliban42Caliban42 Registered User regular
edited March 2008 in Help / Advice Forum
Basically I need to learn PHP for work. It isn't something that has to be done overnight, this is more of a vague "Here's where we'd like to go in the future" sort of thing. Programming itself isn't an issue, I know VB, C++, C#, Java, Ruby, and I'm currently an RPG programmer. I just want to know what books and/or web sites you'd suggest to learn PHP. I could just grab a bunch from the library and look through them, but I'm sure the people here have some favorites.

Caliban42 on

Posts

  • Options
    DaenrisDaenris Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    I just learned it by looking around the web. Basically, anytime I need to use PHP, I figure out what I need to do, and if I can't already do it I look around for similar solutions or just for related concepts. Maybe not the best way to do things, but if you already know other programming languages it's pretty easy to pick up.

    Also of course the documentation on the PHP website is pretty good and includes useful samples in a lot of their function descriptions.

    Daenris on
  • Options
    TurgorTurgor Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    Beware of the PHP monster. PHP is a largely overextended language. Honestly, with your current skillset, PHP shouldn't be that hard to pickup. Just be sure that whatever crazy idea someone has for PHP really isn't easier in another language. I have seen some really crazy stuff written in PHP that would have been a lot simpler in another language.

    The O'Reilly books are good for PHP. I don't have any others. I usually check Amazon's ratings on books when I am looking for one.

    Turgor on
  • Options
    Caliban42Caliban42 Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    Thanks for the feedback. No matter if it could be done in another language I'm already familiar with, it has to be PHP because it is supported by the System i.

    Caliban42 on
  • Options
    MunacraMunacra Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    I always like lynda.com for good online video tutorials, even if they do have a hardon for Adobe.

    Munacra on
Sign In or Register to comment.