Best way to learn PHP
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One of the hard things about learning to code is that you have to play all of the possible roles of software development at once. At a time when you are doing good to translate your ideas into problem-solving code, you are forced to:
  • Come up with ideas of things to create
  • Contrive some basic idea of how to make it happen programmatically
  • Contrive some sort of design for any interface needed
  • Create any graphics needed (or select them from Creative Commons, etc.)
  • Perform the actual coding
  • test
  • fix bugs
  • test, etc.
  • Write documentation
  • Handle "marketing" (in other words letting people know that what you have created exists)

You are smart to ask the public for ideas because inspiration is the one component that you can't just hammer past.

I would suggest looking through MyBB's repos and find issues that you think you can solve. Or really, any project that is using languages you are learning. Ask questions about how unassigned issues should be handled, get input and subit PRs— be patient when contributors ask for change and use it as a learning tool.

One of the mistakes I made early on was trying to build my own software from scratch when there are tons of third-party frameworks that can make things happen faster AND help you to learn how modern OOP is done.

Just my two cents. Oh and this
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Best way to learn PHP - by Ikerepc - 2017-12-19, 08:21 PM
RE: Best way to learn PHP - by Wildcard - 2017-12-19, 10:37 PM
RE: Best way to learn PHP - by Ikerepc - 2017-12-19, 11:25 PM
RE: Best way to learn PHP - by dragonexpert - 2018-01-23, 12:21 PM
RE: Best way to learn PHP - by Ikerepc - 2018-01-23, 09:38 PM
RE: Best way to learn PHP - by Azah - 2018-08-18, 02:32 PM
RE: Best way to learn PHP - by Spooking - 2019-07-09, 05:55 PM
RE: Best way to learn PHP - by samkhan - 2019-10-09, 04:18 PM
RE: Best way to learn PHP - by WallBB - 2019-10-10, 12:56 PM
RE: Best way to learn PHP - by [ExiTuS] - 2019-10-10, 11:03 PM
RE: Best way to learn PHP - by MasonHill - 2021-04-23, 06:55 AM
RE: Best way to learn PHP - by effone - 2021-04-23, 11:25 PM
RE: Best way to learn PHP - by HLFadmin - 2021-04-24, 12:57 AM

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