How difficult is PHP

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  • I firmly and clearly promised myself to learn basic php skills in the near future.
    What can you recommend me how I can learn it quickly.

    Which books are helpful?
    Which websites help with learning?
    And is it even possible to understand how programming works in a short time?
    ...

    I would be happy if someone could help me, so my could is currently still very far down, I now know as much as one calculates variables plus and minus and I got to know the else a bit, unfortunately not more.

    Last post modified: 12/15/2011 15:27:20 by clickload
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  • Here you can find a list of many helpful links on the topic of PHP. I personally learned my first steps in PHP with the tutorial from http://php-einfach.de.
    It is especially important that you always type in the code examples for online tutorials !!! Because that's the only way to make mistakes, and that's where you learn the most!

    I found it helpful to deal with MySQL after learning the basics of PHP (or programming in general). I always thought of small applications (guest book, contact form etc ...) that I wanted to create and then tried to solve them.

    The most important thing about the whole thing is that you have fun with it, then the successes come by themselves ...
  • Hi,
    Before you start with PHP, it is usually helpful to have a basic understanding of HTML.
    Learning PHP is easy or difficult depending on the person, you have to decide for yourself.

    Learning programming languages ​​is like foreign languages.
    Vocabulary like syntax.


    So if you find it easy to learn foreign languages, PHP will be easy for you, if not, not.

    Have fun learning
  • When i learned php i used this site:
    www.php-einfach.de
  • Is It Hard to Learn Chinese?
    Is It Difficult to Understand Astrophysics?

    Whether something is difficult or not - is up to you. Some find it easy, others never get it.

    HTML should be the prerequisite. If this knowledge is available and you have no problems with it, you should get there easily.
  • So learning HTML and CSS in connection was not a problem for me personally, but PHP should be much more difficult as far as I have heard from known people.


    ...
    And a huge thank you to all the links you mentioned here, you really helped me a lot, I got a little more now , now I know how to make a simple guest book and write a little contact forms


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    The thanks go to everyone who wrote an answer here
  • clickload wrote:
    So learning HTML and CSS in connection was not a problem for me personally, but PHP should be much more difficult as far as I have heard from known people.


    As always, I can recommend the Video2Brain video tutorials for PHP.
    It is just easier for me than learning on the website and the investment in Video2Brain has always paid off for me.
  • Whether or not learning PHP is difficult varies from person to person. On the one hand, it depends on whether you really want to acquire this knowledge or not and how you learn it :)

    Programming can be easy, but it doesn't have to be. Since all programming languages ​​are very similar, you have fewer problems learning one if you can already work relatively confidently with another.

    In other words, if you are confident in using PHP, you will find it less difficult to learn C #, for example. The other way around, of course, is exactly the same. Basically, all programming languages ​​only differ in their structure and in the predefined function names.

    Long story short: If you are already working with another programming language, familiarizing yourself with PHP is not difficult. HTML, CSS and the like are not programming languages, so they are not applicable;) If you have not yet worked with any programming language, the path will be a bit bumpy, as you are mostly occupied with recognizing and internalizing the logic of individual things. Because the whole thing has a lot more to do with logic than with naming variables and functions :)

    Personally, I have learned every programming language so far with the help of practical examples. When I started with Javascript back then (shortly after HTML, in computer science lesson in 6th grade), I turned a 5 into a 20 and saw what happened. Parallel to this, I always peppered the net, what I'm actually doing: p
  • Aha so is
    many thanks to kigollogik and fabo.

    Then if you can do the essentials, a lot of logic and understanding are also possible so that you can take everything with you for later problems, right?
  • Right, PHP is very logical in itself. I am just pleased that there is not one "finger away" post after the other, as in other forums. In principle, it doesn't matter how or where you learn PHP. You learn by using it. The basics are actually very simple and conclusive. Often you read something like "I would like to program my own CMS, how does it work?" and the answers are always "Don't do that, way too complicated ..." But strictly speaking, such projects are the ones that move you forward. You look for problems and then see how to solve them. This is how you learn and get better. And a simple CMS is not really difficult either, by the way;) And even if such projects are never finished - you always take the experience with you.
    Just give it a try, once you have figured it out, but it should actually be easy to learn;)
  • Many thanks for your response

    Then I'll do my best and see how far I can get with a CMS with basic functions.
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