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starting point php programming..

edited May 2006 in Vanilla 1.0 Help
too much time has passed without me being better in php... so here is my question... where is a good place to start? i have picked up a few books in the past to no avail. also what were some of your first real php projects?


  • What kind of non-php programming experience do you have?
  • unfortunatly, i dont have much other than html. i did take a few classes in vb a while back tho.
  • 3stripe3stripe ✭✭
    edited May 2006
    I can give you a designer's perspective on programming php as it something I'm forced to do from time to time How I started - sending an email from a contact form - managed this by using google to find tutorials with working code that you can hack up. After that... hmmm... I don't know... still stuck at this point! Although I have done some stuff with php in Wordpress....
  • yah i have done a lot of tinkering w/ existing code and have a basic grasp on it. I can understand what a lot of does, sort of. As for starting from scratch... thats another story.
  • Try grabbing functions from existing php apps and creating a new script yourself and then just add little features.

    I did something similar when I created a shoutbox. I used a tutorial for the shoutbox but then added a member system from another script and then I added things like bbcode, quotes, profiles etc etc on my own.

    The best site I found while work was definitely -- the manual there is god. :p
  • 3stripe3stripe ✭✭
    edited May 2006
    Hmmm, speaking of which, I'm stuck again on some code... Shameless cross-thread link coming up cos I need to fix it in the next hour....
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