PHP

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PHP is a scripting language designed for web development, but also used as a general-purpose programming language. It's one of the most popular programming languages for web development and provides object-oriented capabilities.
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About PHP

<?php

function helloWorld($name = 'World')
{
    return "Hello, $name!";
}

PHP is a server-side language suited towards web development. The acronym is recursive, standing for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor.

Considerably more versatile than CGI scripting, PHP is often used to add interactivity to plain HTML and bolster web frameworks.

The language can be employed on any operating system. PHP is supported by most common web servers and is often handled through an interpreter module. This combines static web code with dynamic inclusions.

PHP isn't just a web server framework. It's also useful for command-line scripting (headless parsing) and developing GUIs.

You should learn PHP because:

  • it's an Open Source language
  • it's well-documented and supported
  • it's compatible with most common web servers
  • it's easy to pick up and start learning
  • it's highly scalable and extensible
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Meet the PHP Track mentors

Once you join the PHP language track, you will receive support and feedback from our team of mentors. Here are the bios of a few of the mentors of this track.

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Owais Ali My Profile

I am a Computer Science graduate and Software Engineer who loves to write software to build great products which help businesses, communities and individuals succeed with their goals.
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Kyle Boehlen Personal Site

Just love the web dev world!
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Pierre Thierry https://github.com/kephas

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Favio Manriquez https://github.com/favrik

PHP was my first language, it has a special place in my heart. I also enjoy teaching and mentoring others, plus it's a great way to refresh knowledge.
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Frederic Meyer https://github.com/corebreaker

French developper for more than 20 years in Management Systems, i was insterested in several languages and technologies like C++, Java, PHP, etc. Nowaday, i'm more intested in other language, but i use PHP sometimes, so i can help.
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Roman Glushko LinkedIn

Machine Learning Engineer, @magento Software Developer and Contributor, eCommerce
Fun. Challenging. Interesting

Community-sourced PHP exercises

These are a few of the 66 exercises on the PHP track. You can see all the exercises here.

Crypto Square
easy
misc
Grains
easy
algorithms
floating point numbers
Hamming
easy
filtering
strings
Nucleotide Count
easy
dictionaries
strings
Transpose
easy
arrays
lists
loops
matrices
strings
text formatting
Palindrome Products
medium
algorithms
math

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