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PHP

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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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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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What I like about it is that I am able to solve the challenges in a TDD way working in a environment that I am familiar (my own PC not a browser IDE) and the cherry on the top of the cake is that I have access to code reviews.

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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Frederic Meyer https://github.com/corebreaker

French developper for more than 20 years in Management Systems, i was insterested in several languages and technologies like C++, Java, PHP, etc. Nowaday, i'm more intested in other language, but i use PHP sometimes, so i can help.
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Gabriel Guzman https://github.com/gabeguz

PHP was the first language I worked in professionally. I've built high traffic websites with it, and find it fun to work with.
Avatar of Subhojit Paul

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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Rafael Galdencio LinkedIn

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Pierre Thierry https://github.com/kephas

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Wenceslao Negrete GitHub Profile

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Fun. Challenging. Interesting

Community-sourced PHP exercises

These are a few of the 66 exercises on the PHP track. You can see all the exercises here.

ETL
easy
dictionaries
lists
transforming
Hello World
easy
optional values
text formatting
Bob
medium
control flow if else statements
strings
Connect
easy
misc
Word Count
easy
dictionaries
strings
transforming
Markdown
easy
refactoring

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