My Experience Learning PHP: Dive In and Build
Cybery last edited by Cybery
As I embarked on my journey to learn PHP, I found that the most effective way to learn was by diving in and starting to build practical projects. I created a catalog and review system for games, and also developed a CRUD (create, read, update, delete) application on a LAMP stack (Linux OS, Apache Web Server, MySql Database, and PHP).
The LAMP stack is a popular platform for creating web applications, and building a CRUD app allowed me to experience firsthand the various database operations such as reading, searching, and updating data. I highly recommend this approach to others looking to learn PHP – start by thinking of a project that sounds interesting to you, and then just go for it!
Through this hands-on approach, I was able to not only learn the technical aspects of PHP, but also gain a deeper understanding of how to apply it in real-world scenarios. It was a fun and rewarding experience, and I believe it is the best way to truly master a programming language.
While diving in and building projects was instrumental in my learning process, I also found that consulting the official PHP manual and the documentation available on https://www.php.net/manual/ was incredibly helpful. These resources provided me with a solid foundation of knowledge and allowed me to build things with very minimal prior experience.
The PHP manual is a comprehensive guide to the language and its functions, and the documentation covers a wide range of topics from installation and configuration to best practices and security. Consulting these resources whenever I had questions or encountered challenges allowed me to progress in my learning and achieve my goals more efficiently.
Awesome job! Diving in is the way.