Welcome to the first part of the “PHP for Beginners” course. In this course, my aim is to make you understand almost everything you need to learn to get started with PHP. It is mainly targeted for the absolute beginners who are just going to start learning PHP and also for the intermediate learners who have a little knowledge of development with PHP.
I would try to explain everything in-depth and also in a very simple and lucid language, so that anyone can easily understand what’s really going on and enhance their learning curve. I won’t go into any complex aspects of PHP like OOP (Object Oriented Programming) approach with PHP as they are absolutely beyond the scope of this “beginners” course but will surely be covered in future courses I do.
Before starting this course, I would like to throw some light on what PHP actually is and how it works? Without a proper understanding of this, you will never be able to feel the real essence of PHP. I would also discuss the step-by-step process of setting up your local server which you will need to develop PHP applications faster. Continue reading