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    Self teaching PHP???

    Well my aunt, uncle, and some other person own this ATV website, it is sorta like AR except for ATV enthusiasts. They hired a web developer to work with them, but they are absolutely disgusted with his ethic on improving the site to their needs.

    They keep bugging me, because I am a software engineer major, to take over the responsibilities while being happily compensated. What they really dont understand is most software/computer engineers do not take webprogramming classes, unless they choose it as a free elective junior/senior. It actually pisses me off because when I tell people what I go to school for, the immediately think ill be some webprogrammer when infact i will be nothing close to that.

    Either way, all businesses now adays need a webpage, whether a future company includes that in my responsibilities or not, and me working on this ATV webpage would look pretty good as a starting point on my resume for computer type jobs.

    Anyone familiar with PHP webprogramming?? Right now they use PHP nuke. From the looks of things, not only will I need to teach myself PHP, but also mySQL. I do not take any database courses till the end of school year. I only know advance C++ and mild java.

    You guys think this is easily accomplishable to teach myself this by reading about it on the web? Anyone have some real good sites that do a great job teaching people free over the internet?

    Sorry for my long ramble, lol.

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    i did a search on limewire (a program you can download)
    and there was a lot of hits for php howtos and stuff like that
    if you know how to use irc you can search packetnews.com for php
    youll find a lot of files like
    teach yourself php in 24 hours rar
    info php and mysql for dummies 2nd edit pdf
    php handbook pdf

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    Quote Originally Posted by OSTIE
    They keep bugging me, because I am a software engineer major, to take over the responsibilities while being happily compensated. What they really dont understand is most software/computer engineers do not take webprogramming classes, unless they choose it as a free elective junior/senior. It actually pisses me off because when I tell people what I go to school for, the immediately think ill be some webprogrammer when infact i will be nothing close to that.
    Ha, so it happens to other people also, huh? People just don't understand that a web programmer is just about the furthest thing (that still has to do with computers) from a computer scientist.

    Sorry I can't help you. As a fellow c/c++ guy, I've also wanted to get my foot in the door with web programming (ugh, I still almost can't bring myself to do it). Lemmie know what you come up with!

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    php pretty simple

    php and mysql are pretty simple to work with.. There are lots of how-to's out there but its very flexable. if you actually look at the code it all pretty straight forward unlike perl or somethign to that nature

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