PHP

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Our mentors are friendly, experienced PHP developers who will help teach you new techniques and tricks.

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61 Exercises

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About PHP

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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<?php

function helloWorld($name = 'World')
{
    return "Hello, $name!";
}

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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.

Nadeem Shabir https://github.com/kiyanwang

Polyglot developer, loves programming, constantly learning!

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.
Fun. Challenging. Interesting

Community-sourced PHP Exercises

These are a few of the 61 exercises on the PHP track. You can see all the exercises here.

Gigasecond
medium
easy
dates
Etl
medium
easy
dictionaries
lists
transforming
Nucleotide Count
medium
easy
dictionaries
strings
Variable Length Quantity
medium
easy
algorithms
bitwise operations
Rail Fence Cipher
medium
easy
algorithms
cryptography
lists
text formatting

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