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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Top 10 Web Programming Teaching Tips!

April 24, 2014
Posted in Learning PHP

Hi! This blog post is for teachers teaching web programming and design … but if you are learning PHP (or any other language) many of these tips will be helpful to you too. Let’s start with a teaser: 1. Start with an Easy Language: 
Don’t use hard to understand languages like Java, C#, C++ to…

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The #1 Rule of Programming

April 22, 2014
Posted in Learning PHP

Hi! There is a lot to learn when it comes to PHP programming … actually, there is a lot to learn when it comes to programming, regardless of the language. Here are my top for programming tips. Stefan’s #1 Rule of Programming: You will not remember everything you learn. All the methods, functions, design patterns…

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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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Should you use JQuery less and do more raw Javascript?

April 13, 2014
Posted in Javascript

Yo! Not strictly PHP … actually, this is not PHP at all! But it is still relevant to any active PHP coders because you will need to use JavaScript with PHP – that is almost a certainty. Someone put this question to me recently: What’s your opinion on using pure JavaScript over that of Jquery…

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CodeIgniter Creators are out, should you be too?

April 13, 2014

Hi, Someone asked me recently if I though the CodeIgniter core libraries would still be supported given that the creators of CodeIgniter have officially dropped it. I could write about it, but a quick vblog is easier … here you go: Thanks, Stefan Mischook killerPHP.com

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Why you should NEVER use inheritence in your PHP OOP Code!

April 9, 2014

Hi! First all of, I have to say that I love this guy on the right!! 🙂 Anyone who knows object oriented programming is probably having kittens now! How can a nerd like Stef be dissing one of the fundamental tools in our OOP toolbox? Isn’t inheritance one of the key tools that makes code…

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Creating a PHP Survey Form

April 4, 2014

Hi, We recently had a question on the PHP forums where a guy was trying to create a PHP survey form and though he had bought the Complete Web Programmer package, he did not know which way to go. All he had to do was do the video course: “PHP and Javascript Form Validation”. Whether…

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PHP Discussion with Stefan Mischook

March 31, 2014

Hi! I did a guest podcast for DCRadio about a month ago on PHP, programming languages and choosing a PHP framework. I think David summarised it well: For anyone reading this, scratching your head wondering which language or framework to use… this is a good discussion on the factors that you should consider… If the…

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KillerSites University vs. StudioWeb.

March 23, 2014
Posted in Learning PHP

Yo! I recently got an email from a single mom asking two questions: Should I take StudioWeb or KillerSites University? Making money with PHP. My response: Hi Samatha, You asked: “… StudioWeb vs. KillerSites University?” KillerSites University was/is basically StudioWeb in an earlier form … that means you want to go with Studioweb. In fact,…

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