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Best book or PHP tutorials for a crash course?

Razasharp

Well-known member
#1
Can anyone recommend a good book that gets you quickly up to speed on PHP please? Particularly with XF in mind?

I know how to program (and know OOP, MVC etc) so just need to learn the PHP syntax and way of doing things. Ideally I just want a quick crash course of refresher - enough to get me into XF development.
 

ForestForTrees

Well-known member
#2
I'd just Google "PHP Tutorial" and then dive in to reading the code. If you already know MVC and OOP, PHP is quite a simple language. If you don't yet have Eclipse PDT, I'd recommend it. I use the Zend version. Instructions are in the Dev subforum of this site.
 

Razasharp

Well-known member
#3
I'd just Google "PHP Tutorial" and then dive in to reading the code. If you already know MVC and OOP, PHP is quite a simple language. If you don't yet have Eclipse PDT, I'd recommend it. I use the Zend version. Instructions are in the Dev subforum of this site.
Thanks FFT I found some vid tutorials and hope to go through them soon.

It's a shame there aren't many "PHP For ____ Developers" type books, there are loads the other way round, for those going from PHP to Ruby, Python etc
 

Razasharp

Well-known member
#5
Ideally for me there would be a Ruby to PHP cheat sheet - that has the Ruby versions on one side and the PHP on the other - that would make it a lot easier for me to get a good overview of PHP. I might post something on Stack Overflow and see if anyone is willing to do a quick one :)