Welcome to my series of tutorials covering the absolute basics of programming with PHP. I will guide you through the first steps and some basic techniques and strategies. You will use some of these to complete a very basic project so you have something to show for sticking with it!
PHP is a massive subject so I’m going to limit our focus to a few of the most fundamental features. We will only cover enough to get you up and running; and I have tried hard to keep it from becoming too intimidating for the beginner. As always, let me know what you think or if you have any ideas for improvements.
- PHP Setup – Mac (Choose a good text editor, install MAMP, and write your first PHP script)
- Setup – Windows (Install Ultraedit, install WAMP, and write your first PHP script)
- PHP language basics
- Loops and Conditionals
- Fundamentals of debugging PHP
- Project: password generator
Based on the feedback from readers of this tutorial series I’ve expanded, revised, and improved this brief intro as a whole book. It is much longer, so you get a more in-depth guide to getting started. As a result you’ll write better code. When you buy the book you also get a download password for all the source code from the tutorials. Build a functioning blog from scratch, and other useful mini-projects! Check it out »