What should I learn first?
Most of the time, when I receive a question from a would-be web developer, it consists of, "What are the two languages used for and which should I learn first." Again, what are you trying to do? It really doesn't matter which you learn first. They both have a learning curve, especially for someone who has never seen a programming language (or scripting language), and they both are used on the web equally. If you want a full arsenal of developing tools at your disposal, learn both. Simple as that.
- To familiarize yourself with a language and the anatomy of programming
- It's easier than PHP!
Learn all 3 in one easy to follow book. Recommended if you wish to get the benefit of learning all 3 languages in one book.
Visual book for those of you who learn better with visual aids.
The name says it all. I still recommend the first book. It is updated with newer material.
Learn PHP for powerful interactive websites
Some examples of what PHP can be used for are found below:
- Joomla is based off of PHP
- Drupal ( Just about any CMS out there )
- Authentication ( logins etc etc )
- Uploading and downloading things from a server database
I think you get the picture. You can use PHP to do some pretty cool stuff on the web.
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