Want to learn the in-demand skill of PHP programming… AND do it fast?
Are you new to computer programming or just want to brush up on some skills? If so, this book is a wonderful resource for you. PHP is one of the most widely used open source, server side programming languages. If you are interested in getting started with programming and want to get some basic knowledge of the language, then this book is for you! Famous websites, including Facebook & Yahoo are powered by PHP. It is, in a sense, the language of the world!
PHP core concepts, examples, and exercises included.
The book covers core PHP concepts, starting from the basics and moving into advanced object oriented PHP. It explains and demonstrates everything along the way. You'll be sure to be programming in PHP in no time.
Great for beginners or those that have some experience coding
This is an in-depth book written by an expert for people like YOU. You may know some things about computer programming or coding but you still want to learn more. You'll find that this book is so simple to digest and it provides step-by-step instructions so that you'll have no problem keeping up.
Here's just some of what you'll learn:
What PHP is, why you should use it, and exactly how it works.
How to prepare your computer for programming in PHP. (Screenshots included)
How to quickly and easily create your own PHP web applications.
Many useful tips and tricks on how to program in PHP with ease.
Genre: COMPUTERS / General
Chapter 1: Introduction & Installation
Hypertext Preprocessor, commonly known as PHP, is one of the most widely used open source, server side programming languages. Famous websites, including Facebook, Yahoo, Friendster, WordPress, and Flickr, are powered by PHP. This book provides a brief introduction to programming in PHP. In it, you'll be taught core PHP concepts, starting from the basics and moving into advanced object oriented PHP. In the first chapter of the book, you will learn how to install a development environment on your local computer in order to test the PHP pages locally before uploading them to your hosting server. Before diving into the installation details, let’s look at why you should learn PHP.
Why Learn PHP?
The following are some important reasons to learn PHP as your first server side programming language.
PHP is an open source language. This means that all PHP modules are available freely and can be customized to fit the requirements of any application.
There are lots of free hosting services available that only support PHP; other server side languages, such as ASP.NET, have high costs associated with hosting.
Being the first advanced server side language, PHP has a huge developer’s community where you can seek help if you face issues.
The installation and deployment of PHP based websites is a matter of few simple clicks.
PHP supports procedural as well as object oriented programming in PHP4 and PHP5.
PHP have several famous frameworks that can be used as the foundation for building your web applications. Some of them include WordPress, Joomla, Cake PHP, Drupal, and Symfony.
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