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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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Rafael Galdencio LinkedIn

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mienaikage https://github.com/janczer

I do PHP for the past few years and I am happy to give back by mentoring PHP.
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Donovan Mueller https://github.com/donut

I've been programming in PHP for the last 13+ years. It's improved a lot with version 7 and I've come to appreciate its qualities. I often enjoy writing in it and love to help others avoid its pitfalls.
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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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Luke Carrier https://github.com/LukeCarrier

SRE at an edtech company. I want the world to see Modern PHP isn't the slouch it used to be. Currently exploring Rust.
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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.

Triangle
easy
enumerations
integers
Armstrong Numbers
easy
algorithms
math
Leap
easy
integers
Affine Cipher
easy
cryptography
math
strings
Beer Song
easy
algorithms
text formatting
OCR Numbers
easy
algorithms
strings
transforming

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