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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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66 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.

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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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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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mienaikage https://github.com/janczer

I do PHP for the past few years and I am happy to give back by mentoring PHP.
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Pierre Thierry https://github.com/kephas

This mentor has not added their bio yet.
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Kyle Boehlen Personal Site

Just love the web dev world!
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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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Luke Carrier https://github.com/LukeCarrier

SRE at an edtech company. I want the world to see Modern PHP isn't the slouch it used to be. Currently exploring Rust.
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.

Robot Name
easy
classes
randomness
strings
Transpose
easy
arrays
lists
loops
matrices
strings
text formatting
Triangle
easy
enumerations
integers
Roman Numerals
medium
control flow loops
transforming
Flatten Array
easy
arrays
ETL
easy
dictionaries
lists
transforming

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