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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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65 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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A tremendous learning opportunity to explore the depth of your own knowledge

Exercism is fantastic in learning new languages but that is not the extent of it. If you are a "more experienced" programmer you may have encountered impostor syndrome: the idea you don't really know what you think you know. Exercism lets you solve problems and put them in the space of open feedback which is a tremendous learning opportunity to explore the depth of your own knowledge. Even if you have been programming in a language for awhile it is worth checking into Exercism to see where you stand with current implementation practices.

Relaxed. Encouraging. Supportive.

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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Pierre Thierry https://github.com/kephas

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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.
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Fabian Becker https://github.com/sawmurai

I have been developing in PHP since version 3 and made all the mistakes you can make, so you don't have to! Apart from software engineering I love powerlifting and movies.
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James George https://github.com/jamesgeorge007

I have started out my career as a PHP Developer. I'm proficient in the LAMP stack and also tried out gigantic frameworks like Laravel.
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Subhojit Paul Personal Site

I have been writing applications in PHP since 2012. I like to learn software engineering principles, and implement them in PHP - or any other programming language.
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Volodymyr Bilokur https://github.com/vladimino

I am a PHP Developer with 15+ years of experience in a wide variety of industries. I'm a servant leader, a life-long learner and a passionate mentor. I value most the light-bulb moments when, after my explanation, it becames clear something that wasn't understandable just a couple of minute ago
Fun. Challenging. Interesting

Community-sourced PHP exercises

These are a few of the 65 exercises on the PHP track. You can see all the exercises here.

Trinary
easy
math
Roman Numerals
medium
control flow loops
transforming
Book Store
easy
algorithms
Binary
easy
math
Markdown
easy
refactoring
Pig Latin
medium
strings
transforming

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