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PHP is a scripting language designed for web development, but also used as a general-purpose programming language. It's one of the most popular programming languages for web development and provides object-oriented capabilities.
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About PHP

<?php

function helloWorld($name = 'World')
{
    return "Hello, $name!";
}

PHP is a server-side language suited towards web development. The acronym is recursive, standing for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor.

Considerably more versatile than CGI scripting, PHP is often used to add interactivity to plain HTML and bolster web frameworks.

The language can be employed on any operating system. PHP is supported by most common web servers and is often handled through an interpreter module. This combines static web code with dynamic inclusions.

PHP isn't just a web server framework. It's also useful for command-line scripting (headless parsing) and developing GUIs.

You should learn PHP because:

  • it's an Open Source language
  • it's well-documented and supported
  • it's compatible with most common web servers
  • it's easy to pick up and start learning
  • it's highly scalable and extensible
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Meet the PHP Track mentors

Once you join the PHP language track, you will receive support and feedback from our team of mentors. Here are the bios of a few of the mentors of this track.

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Andre Marcelo-Tanner MyDev.org - Personal Blog

CTO at Galleon.PH . Building a modern tech team, a place where good, smart, empowered people work.
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Roman Glushko LinkedIn

Machine Learning Engineer, @magento Software Developer and Contributor, eCommerce
Avatar of Subhojit Paul

Subhojit Paul Personal Site

I have been writing applications in PHP since 2012. I like to learn software engineering principles, and implement them in PHP - or any other programming language.
Avatar of Kyle Boehlen

Kyle Boehlen Personal Site

Just love the web dev world!
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Frederic Meyer https://github.com/corebreaker

French developper for more than 20 years in Management Systems, i was insterested in several languages and technologies like C++, Java, PHP, etc. Nowaday, i'm more intested in other language, but i use PHP sometimes, so i can help.
Avatar of Andi Rückauer

Andi Rückauer Personal Blog

Passionate about PHP and clean code. Work professionally with PHP and contribute to OSS projects whenever I can. Sharing my knowledge with others is a great learning experience for myself.
Fun. Challenging. Interesting

Community-sourced PHP exercises

These are a few of the 66 exercises on the PHP track. You can see all the exercises here.

Hamming
easy
filtering
strings
Run Length Encoding
medium
algorithms
strings
text formatting
Triangle
easy
enumerations
integers
Palindrome Products
medium
algorithms
math
Prime Factors
easy
math
Queen Attack
easy
integers

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