Beginners PHP Articles:

Tips to make learning PHP easy

October 2, 2016

Hi, I’ve been building web apps for over 20 yrs, and teaching PHP since 2006. In that time, I’ve boiled down all my teaching and coding experience to three powerful tips. These three simple things you can do, will make learning PHP development much easier for you: Take hand written notes as you learn. It’s…

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Which Code Editor is Best for Teaching PHP?

February 15, 2015

There are soooooooo many choices out there these days when it comes to writing PHP code. Here are just a few popular apps: Sublime Text – uber-nerds love this one! Notepad++ Dreamweaver – yes, it has a code editor too. jEdit And there are many others, and I am not including the PHP IDE’s out…

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How to Become a Web Developer

April 30, 2014

  The following details the steps you need to take to become a web developer – this is a question I get all the time by the way … you are not alone! #1. Learn to code. You need the skills before you can sell them! Today (2014-2015) you need to learn the following technologies…

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How important is the choice of programming language – in app creation?

April 14, 2014

Hi, I am a big advocate of PHP but you have to ask yourself, how important is the choice of programming language, given so many great apps are created with many different languages? Think about it: Twitter – created with Ruby Facebook – created with PHP LinkedIn – created with Java I get deeper into…

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Why PHP should be the first language you learn.

February 13, 2014

Yo! Anyone who reads my stuff knows that if I am anything, I am practical. So when it comes to learning (and teaching) programming to someone new to the whole programming game, for several pragmatic reasons, I think PHP by far is the best language to begin with. Here are some of the reasons: It…

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Denial-of-service attack … in an image.

May 20, 2013

Hi, Not strictly PHP but something that any web programmer might have to deal with from time to time: denial-of-service attack (DoS attack). What is a DOS attack? Some dirty nerd (or group of dirty rat bastard nerds) decide they want to make your site or your servers unusable or at least, much less usable….

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How PHP Frameworks Can Go Bad

May 3, 2013

Hey guys. My name is Roberto and I have been a web developer for the past five years. I will be blogging about interesting things in the life of a developer I have worked with a few different frameworks over the course of my development career (e.g. CodeIgniter, Laravel, Symfony) and have also tried/tested many…

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Learning PHP: going beyond the basics

June 3, 2012

Once you have an understanding of basic PHP concepts, the best way to develop your skills further, is to actually start building PHP applications – things that actually do something! Fortunately, the Web has matured much in the last decade, and we now know what types of applications people are typically looking for – things…

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Android and iOS Development – the easy way!

February 15, 2011

Hi, I’ve been getting a lot of emails lately that are kinda like this: Stef, I want to learn how to create apps for iPhones, iPads and Android devices … can you teach me! Well the good news is that I am looking into this now. The bad news is that I don’t have anything…

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Password Protecting Pages with PHP

January 29, 2011

Hi, I recently got an email asking how to create password protected pages .. in an easy fast way for a beginner to PHP. From the email: I was wondering if there is some premade script and setup for database I can utilize to get this up faster and still proceed to educate myself. As…

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