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Re: Where/How did you learn php?

Post by Mick » Mon Jun 04, 2018 3:01 pm

I used to stand in bookshops reading programming manuals when I needed to know something as I couldn’t afford the books. I also couldn’t remember what I’d read half the time and took to taking a notebook with me which got me ejected more than once. Thank heavens for t’interweb!
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Re: Where/How did you learn php?

Post by eeji » Tue Jun 19, 2018 9:35 pm

Mick wrote:
Sat May 26, 2018 10:24 am
...You may be better off learning something like BASIC first...
This is where I started, with BASIC back in the 80s. Fast forward lots of years and I'm fumbling my way through phpBB as I try to build upon it to extend my forum to a full website. With some help from a few friends and the php docs it's starting to look ok. After 11 years or so using phpBB I'm still using the php docs to help me on other project sites. Also because all I had was BASIC (and without blowing my own trumpet, quite good with it in school) procedural php was the logical path for me to follow - I still can't get my head around OOP :D

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Re: Where/How did you learn php?

Post by Mick » Wed Jun 20, 2018 8:17 am

BASIC is much maligned. Myself and my brother in law at the time (an IBM programmer) wrote the timetables for the whole of a City Corporation bus service in BASIC in the eighties and it worked for many years. Its amazing what you can get on an 8” floppy.

BTW: OOP is a myth, tidy mind = tidy code, somebody told me that.
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Re: Where/How did you learn php?

Post by JLA » Tue Jun 26, 2018 8:10 pm

Started the process of learning PHP here on this site way way way back. Was an experience to say the least.

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Re: Where/How did you learn php?

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Re: Where/How did you learn php?

Post by bcousins » Tue Jul 03, 2018 4:07 am

JustAGuy7 wrote:
Fri May 25, 2018 8:23 pm
How did you start to learn php?
It was a hot summer night in Australia, I sat down at my laptop and realised that I wanted to interact with databases and dynamic page content.

... and so I learnt PHP... because that's what you do.

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Re: Where/How did you learn php?

Post by AmigoJack » Tue Jul 03, 2018 6:54 am

bcousins wrote:
Tue Jul 03, 2018 4:07 am
a hot summer night in Australia
Given the climate there isn't this a bit too vague? Sounds tautological, as in "wet water".

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Re: Where/How did you learn php?

Post by bcousins » Tue Jul 03, 2018 7:23 am

AmigoJack wrote:
Tue Jul 03, 2018 6:54 am
bcousins wrote:
Tue Jul 03, 2018 4:07 am
a hot summer night in Australia
Given the climate there isn't this a bit too vague? Sounds tautological, as in "wet water".
Hot, as in, above 35 degrees C. It was the middle of summer and in the centre of a heatwave after all. Stuck in a house with dodgy cable TV.

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