jennifer5 — 2013-02-26T00:11:07-05:00 — #1
I'll be very thankful to you guys if you can help me.
system — 2013-02-26T02:24:14-05:00 — #2
best way to learn php is w3school i think you take task and complite the task with help w3school it's best way.And the best book name is PHP Objects, Patterns and Practice …pro php Kevin McArthur (Author)
ronalds — 2013-02-26T04:45:03-05:00 — #3
I would strongly disagree with @amitchoudhary about learning from w3schools, the reason you can check here http://w3fools.com/
Best way to learn is by doing, for your web design directory I would start with minimal features and then add some advanced stuff later, as you gain more knowledge.
For learning databases I suggest Introduction to Databases, not sure if it's still open to signup, though.
As for books, I guess, if you already have basic knowledge, then best choice would be something on best practices and approaches on building php apps, the books mentioned by @amitchoudhary should be a good start.
jennifer5 — 2013-02-26T05:59:01-05:00 — #4
i'm sorry guys i can't understand what are you saying. I think i should develop few little php apps. Actually i don't need to read book cause books have only basics like arrays, loops , variables etc. I need something advanced who must have use in a website. Can anyone recommend my which applications i should develop as intermediate level.
ronalds — 2013-02-26T06:08:30-05:00 — #5
Good app to start with would be something like todo or blog, you can start with basic adding/editing/deleting items and later develop as many features as you please.
By the way, those books suggested are not about basics, for sure.
cpradio — 2013-02-26T08:06:24-05:00 — #6
There are many books out there that will help you dive into PHP with MySQL, two books I highly recommend are [PHP & MySQL: Novice to Ninja and [url=http://www.sitepoint.com/books/sql1]Simply SQL](http://www.sitepoint.com/books/phpmysql5)
Both of these will help you understand Database much more fully and in the process help you develop good patterns to use in PHP when developing a site.
system — 2013-02-26T23:26:15-05:00 — #7
@ronalds i am suggest w3school to solve her query under the development of a website it will help.The best way you are take a task and develop the website like hotel management ,library management taking any one topic start web development if you are minor query solve it through w3school also MySQL database. @ronalds this reason i suggest w3school.
system — 2013-02-27T03:36:06-05:00 — #8
W3schools is NOT a good resource. They are full of poor and outdated information, and using this site to learn almost anything will only work against you.
http://nettuts.com is a much better resource.
celestia — 2013-02-27T03:52:42-05:00 — #9
system — 2013-02-27T04:47:45-05:00 — #10
Yeah, for the 4 billionth time, DON'T USE W3SCHOOLS. IT IS CRAP.
system — 2013-02-28T01:55:23-05:00 — #11
Best way to learn PHP is practise online on w3schools, phpabout.com and net.tutsplus.com helps you alot to learn PHP. In internet, online book available and some forum are available to learn PHP. PHPabout.com helps to Step by step instructions for creating usable php applications for your website. ... to start learning a programming language, let me help get you started with PHP!
phpng — 2013-02-28T01:57:24-05:00 — #12
It is easy to learn PHP, since you have learned html and css. As it is said above, I also think w3school is the best to learn PHP.
system — 2013-02-28T03:39:27-05:00 — #13
For the 4, 823, 239, 124, 343 time: W3SCHOOLS IS CRAP.
Just ignore these people advising you to go there. They're just amateurs.
cpradio — 2013-02-28T05:27:42-05:00 — #14
Next person to mention w3schools as a learning resource will be fluffed. It has already been mentioned (numerous times) and refuted. Please offer something original and meaningful to the OP. If you must mention w3schools, back it up with a good reason/personal experience. Otherwise, mention the other countless ways you should be keeping your PHP skills honed, blogs you follow, magazines you order, etc.
johnnychen — 2013-03-02T06:44:55-05:00 — #15
You can learn PHP from YouTube videos. There are tons and tons of videos.
johnnychen — 2013-03-02T06:59:50-05:00 — #16
I've tried learning PHP using w3schools but that website is full of crap. Do NOT even try, you will become more confused than you were before.
strider64 — 2013-03-03T00:19:07-05:00 — #17