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Knowing PHP but not being able to right it....

Posted 29 September 2006 - 07:04 AM

Right, first, i was here a couple of mouth's ago. But my internet (ISP(s)) kinda went T**t's up.... so i had it cut off and only now had my internet back.

Right, i'll get to the point. if you can remember me from like 2/3 mouth's ago i wanted to make a "mmo/rpg" mafia/ text-based game.

Right, i've got some script's (mate sent them me) BUT im not good with PHP. and there's no database. and i dont know how to add a database or nothing about a server etc.....

I'm still really intrested in makeing a site like this. but i understand i wil not be able to make it right away with no knowledge of "PHP"

I some time's understand "PHP" and get the script's but if you ask me to right it then i would not have a clue how. i'm not saying i understand every little word in "PHP" but let's just say i know more then 6 mouth's ago.


Now, i really, really... want to know PHP and database's and server etc.... so if any of you know any good tut's any good tip's or can help me then i would very much thank you!

Also the "php.net" tut. i find that very complicated, so if you have any other's Thank you..

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#2 capty99  Icon User is offline

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Re: Knowing PHP but not being able to right it....

Posted 29 September 2006 - 10:33 AM

i learned php from the php4 bible,
a great book,
but if you get the newer version im sure its even better.
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Re: Knowing PHP but not being able to right it....

Posted 29 September 2006 - 09:57 PM

I'm self taught. The real trick, is to view tutorials. Also, check out http://hotscripts.com

Hope that helps.
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Re: Knowing PHP but not being able to right it....

Posted 30 September 2006 - 02:57 AM

There is a useful website called Codewalkers. Its ot pretty decent articles for all programming levels.
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Re: Knowing PHP but not being able to right it....

Posted 30 September 2006 - 05:04 PM

Don't forget php.net! There are a lot of comments for functions on what they do and cool ways to use them!
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Re: Knowing PHP but not being able to right it....

Posted 09 October 2006 - 03:40 PM

While I agree php.net is a great resource, I don't think it's practical to learn PHP from there. I saw another person mention the PHP * Bible series. Those are excellent books, but just as with php.net, I find them as being used mostly for reference.

If you want a book that teaches principles, techniques, and gives you an awesome ground to start PHP and any other language with, pickup a copy of PHP and MySQL Web Development, by Luke Welling and Laura Thomson. You can pick it up on Amazon for about $15-$20 USD.

I've found that without that book I wouldn't have learned to do nearly what I'm capable of now. It's a real inspiration to get your feet wet with PHP and scripting in general.

However, a book can only teach as well as you're willing to work.
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Re: Knowing PHP but not being able to right it....

Posted 09 October 2006 - 03:42 PM

Good info Pilot-Doofy, thanks!
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Re: Knowing PHP but not being able to right it....

Posted 09 October 2006 - 05:39 PM

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Knowing PHP but not being able to right it....

i think the obvious issue with coding in php, is that you are trying to right it, when you should be trying to left it :)

but seriously, i've used most of the resources listed, and although i'm no expert in php, once you have the concepts and possiblities in mind, syntax is easy.
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Re: Knowing PHP but not being able to right it....

Posted 11 October 2006 - 12:18 PM

I'd go with php.net. It's the best resource out there. Basically, just go through the online documentation on how to do this and that and use the function reference for finding how to use specific functions.

I would start creating a form and handling the form submission, that seems to be a logical place to start. Use MySQL to save the values submitted. It might be a good idea to make a basic app, such as an address book or something to that effect.
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Posted 17 October 2006 - 07:54 PM

I can't say that I've checked out many of the above listed resources, however I can say that I learned PHP from Sam's Teach yourself Apache, PHP, and MySQL All In One. Another good reference if you don't mind downloading e-books is www.ebookshare.net
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Re: Knowing PHP but not being able to right it....

Posted 23 October 2006 - 11:46 AM

The best way I found to learn was by example, have a look at some code examples see how they work and try rewriting it to do something different, trial & error will help you to learn the syntax of PHP.
I made the jump to PHP after using Shell scripting alot, very similar in the syntax & very handy aswell... especially combining php & shell e.g. passing variables from php to a shell script.
As everyone else has recommended, check out php.net you can find out alot of handy functions on there and it describes parameters to use etc.
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Re: Knowing PHP but not being able to right it....

Posted 25 October 2006 - 02:20 AM

Hi ho

I think best would be official PHP site ... you got here anything you could need:
- great manual, describing all aspects of language [PHP], with examples
- user comments, containg many very useful informations
- and full functions list (<3 it)

http://php.net.pl/manual/en/

Link for the manual

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