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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66 Exercises

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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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Roman Glushko LinkedIn

@magento Software Developer and Contributor, E-commerce, Data science newbie
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David Stockton https://github.com/dstockto

I've been writing PHP since 1997 and have been programming for over 30 years. I really love the improvements that have been made to PHP, especially since 7.0. I enjoy mentoring and helping developers improve and learn new skills.
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Pierre Thierry https://github.com/kephas

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Rafael Galdencio LinkedIn

This mentor has not added their bio yet.
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Nadeem Shabir https://github.com/kiyanwang

Polyglot developer, loves programming, constantly learning!
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Juang Salaz Prabowo https://github.com/juangsalaz

I'm a PHP developer, now I'm working as freelancer. I'm very passionate to became a mentor.
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.

All Your Base
easy
math
Two Fer
easy
strings
Acronym
easy
strings
transforming
Word Count
easy
dictionaries
strings
transforming
Raindrops
easy
filtering
text formatting
Book Store
easy
algorithms

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