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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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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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Kyle Boehlen Personal Site

Just love the web dev world!
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Owais Ali My Profile

I am a Computer Science graduate and Software Engineer who loves to write software to build great products which help businesses, communities and individuals succeed with their goals.
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David Stockton https://github.com/dstockto

I've been writing PHP since 1997 and have been programming for over 30 years. I really love the improvements that have been made to PHP, especially since 7.0. I enjoy mentoring and helping developers improve and learn new skills.
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Favio Manriquez https://github.com/favrik

PHP was my first language, it has a special place in my heart. I also enjoy teaching and mentoring others, plus it's a great way to refresh knowledge.
Avatar of Andre Marcelo-Tanner

Andre Marcelo-Tanner MyDev.org - Personal Blog

CTO at Galleon.PH . Building a modern tech team, a place where good, smart, empowered people work.
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.
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.

Diamond
easy
lists
loops
strings
Book Store
easy
algorithms
Nucleotide Count
easy
dictionaries
strings
Matching Brackets
easy
parsing
strings
Bob
medium
control flow if else statements
strings
OCR Numbers
easy
algorithms
strings
transforming

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