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Best book or PHP tutorials for a crash course?

Discussion in 'General PHP and MySQL Discussions' started by Razasharp, Feb 1, 2014.

  1. Razasharp

    Razasharp Well-Known Member

    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.
     
  2. ForestForTrees

    ForestForTrees Well-Known Member

    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.
     
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  3. Razasharp

    Razasharp Well-Known Member

    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
     
  4. ForestForTrees

    ForestForTrees Well-Known Member

    Indeed. The free documentation at PHP.net might be just good enough that it discouraged people from writing such a book.
     
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  5. Razasharp

    Razasharp Well-Known Member

    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 :)
     

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