Learning What Is PHP 001

Now that everyone is in quarantine because of the corona virus, you are at home and need to learn some new job skills, especially those that will help
you find a remote job, or just make working at your current job remotely more realistic.

I have been programming with PHP fairly regularly for a few years, but I have never been through an “official” book.

Therefore, I am going to be going through a “Learning PHP” book, and giving you the opportunity to go through this together with me.

We are going to go through this step by step to find out what is PHP and some common concepts, and I’ll be able to throw in some personal knowledge.

The book we are going to be going through to learn what is PHP is a bit old (from 2004)

…but it still will have some fundamental concepts we can cover, plus I can throw in some ways I am currently applying this.

What Is PHP?

PHP makes a website dynamic, and not just static like ordinary html.

PHP enables you to build dynamic websites.

These lessons will help:

-You build an interactive website for yourself, family, current company, other future company, or non profit.
-You may want to learn how to use the free PHP and MySQL tools you have at your current ISP.
-You may want to put your company or a client’s on the net.
-You may be a front end web designer, and want to learn how to communicate with the developers in the “PHP room”.
-You may be a JavaScript coder, in charge of client automation, but you want to turn to the server side programming with PHP.
-You may have a WordPress blog, and need to figure out how to automate it further, or make changes to the current setup.
-You may want to upgrade to the open source and modern world of PHP from ColdFusion, ASP (Microsoft), or Perl (similar)

The PHP language has a very easy learning curve, and is very doable, making it an ideal language for the “not very technical” web professional.

You can find other great learning tools on this site.


Now we are going to see PHP in action with some simple examples:








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