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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Nadeem Shabir https://github.com/kiyanwang

Polyglot developer, loves programming, constantly learning!
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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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James George https://github.com/jamesgeorge007

I have started out my career as a PHP Developer. I'm proficient in the LAMP stack and also tried out gigantic frameworks like Laravel.
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Andre Marcelo-Tanner MyDev.org - Personal Blog

CTO at Galleon.PH . Building a modern tech team, a place where good, smart, empowered people work.
Avatar of Andi Rückauer

Andi Rückauer Personal Blog

Passionate about PHP and clean code. Work professionally with PHP and contribute to OSS projects whenever I can. Sharing my knowledge with others is a great learning experience for myself.
Avatar of Gabriel Guzman

Gabriel Guzman https://github.com/gabeguz

PHP was the first language I worked in professionally. I've built high traffic websites with it, and find it fun to work with.
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.

Triangle
easy
enumerations
integers
Beer Song
easy
algorithms
text formatting
Scrabble Score
easy
control flow loops
integers
strings
Transpose
easy
arrays
lists
loops
matrices
strings
text formatting
Space Age
easy
floating point numbers

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