Thread: Self teaching PHP???
09-20-2004, 10:09 PM #1
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.
09-21-2004, 11:05 AM #2
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
10-07-2004, 04:47 PM #3Originally Posted by OSTIE
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!
10-08-2004, 12:12 AM #4
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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