Best Resources for Learning PHP

I’m often asked how I taught myself to code (the hard way ;-))

My top 2 favorite resources for learning PHP (and where I developed most of my own PHP coding skills) are:

TuxRadar – Practical PHP Programming
Especially helpful for understanding everything you need to know about working with arrays

Online PHP Guide – A Complete PHP Reference
Simple step-by-step tutorials, starting with how to actually install PHP on your computer.

I’ve also found John Post’s site helpful, especially for it’s repository of PHP functions and it’s PHP Sandbox, which allows you to test your PHP code.


Best Resources for Learning PHP