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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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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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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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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Volodymyr Bilokur https://github.com/vladimino

I am a PHP Developer with 15+ years of experience in a wide variety of industries. I'm a servant leader, a life-long learner and a passionate mentor. I value most the light-bulb moments when, after my explanation, it becames clear something that wasn't understandable just a couple of minute ago
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Andi Rückauer Personal Blog

Passionate about PHP and clean code. Work professionally with PHP and contribute to OSS projects whenever I can. Sharing my knowledge with others is a great learning experience for myself.
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Fabian Becker https://github.com/sawmurai

I have been developing in PHP since version 3 and made all the mistakes you can make, so you don't have to! Apart from software engineering I love powerlifting and movies.
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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 Ricardo Pérez

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.

Isogram
medium
filtering
strings
Grade School
medium
arrays
Grains
easy
algorithms
floating point numbers
Bob
medium
control flow if else statements
strings
Prime Factors
easy
math
Collatz Conjecture
easy
algorithms
control flow conditionals
control flow loops
integers
math

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