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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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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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Wenceslao Negrete GitHub Profile

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Kyle Boehlen Personal Site

Just love the web dev world!
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Nadeem Shabir https://github.com/kiyanwang

Polyglot developer, loves programming, constantly learning!
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Pierre Thierry https://github.com/kephas

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Ricardo Pérez https://github.com/ricpelo

PHP teacher (among other things) in a Computer Science course in a High School from Andalusia, Spain.
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.

Grains
easy
algorithms
floating point numbers
Bowling
easy
algorithms
control flow loops
Hamming
easy
filtering
strings
Armstrong Numbers
easy
algorithms
math
Meetup
easy
misc
Clock
easy
structural equality
time

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