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Best online PHP development courses?

Ludachris

Well-known member
#1
I'm considering some online training for PHP development. I have tinkered with code for over a decade and can tweak scripts but do not have the skills to write a basic Xenforo plugin. I'd like to be able to get to the point where I can write a useful plugin for Xenforo. Anyone have any suggestions for some good online courses to look into?

I was looking at these:

https://learnable.com/courses/php-mysql-web-development-for-beginners-13
https://www.udemy.com/phpmysql-for-beginners/
http://www.codecademy.com/tracks/php
http://www.zend.com/en/services/training/

Would like to find the best course that has real world material that I can quickly apply to Xenforo. Books are good too, but I feel like I need to get some hand on training to really learn. I'm the visual type.
 

LPH

Well-known member
#4
Which one do you like better LPH?
I spent time on treehouse because of the WordPress development tutorials. However, OOP is best looking through the code in XenForo and asking lots of questions (then researching for answers before posting). Look at how the models in XenForo were built.

Disclaimer: I'm a huge time novice moving away from cargo cult programming and trying to create from scratch. It's a huge leap.
 

0ptima

Well-known member
#5
Since you have been tinkering with code, maybe you can take a look at the development tutorials in resource manager?
 

Ludachris

Well-known member
#6
Since you have been tinkering with code, maybe you can take a look at the development tutorials in resource manager?
Yeah, I've been doing that, but I lack a good foundation in programming. I just was hoping to find some training that will be applicable to XF, as opposed to a generic "how to learn PHP" type of course. I'm finding that maybe a course in OOP-specific PHP development might be something I can benefit from. I've studied Ruby a couple years back so I get the basic OOP concept, I just have to learn PHP a little better so that I can actually write good code.