New to PHP, learning resource reccomendations requested
I have dabbled in PHP before when editing open source scripts but instead of knowing what I was doing it was more of a trail and error assessment. So I am looking for a book or website that is a good place to start and get my feet wet with PHP and MySQL coding.
Specifically I want to learn how to create databases where I can store and later retrieve information from. Any recommendations are welcome and greatly appreciated.
Tizag and W3Schools are both popular, use Google for web based stuff. I didn't (and still don't) really use a single site as no single one has everything. As for books I recommend PHP 5 in Easy Steps. That whole series is excellent.
Just go to official PHP site and download php manual - there you will find a lot of examples and of course description of all functions.
About MySQL - firstly try to install php apache and mysql on your computer. Next try to make some simple queries from cmd to your MySQL server ( create table, create database, select, update, delete, insert) .
Connection between php and mysql is well described in php manual also.
If you have any specific questions feel free to ask.
When I learned PHP, I just used Tizag and W3Schools along with the PHP.net documentation. I then found codes online for different things that I wanted to learn how to do, and picked them apart to see how they worked.
if you are an absolute beginner, start from basic sites like w3schools.com and don't forget to put php.net on top of your list, you will always need to browse this site for details about each and every tiny bits of php..
aye, i join the recommendations here. From my side i can say that w3 and tizag are good place to start - written in easy language and got all the starting tutors you might need. php.net is official and got all about php, yet i think it's not a good place to start, better when you already got some understanding of what php is