PHP has evolved in a really quick and dirty way, almost as a consequence of being the favourite server language of the web. It is probably the most popular web development language right now. It now has all the things you look for in a robust language - it is flexible and dynamic. Although the older PHP versions weren’t good with OOP, newer versions of the languages support almost everything needed, and in a really smart way. PHP is a programming language used to enhance websites built with HTML. It is server-side code that can add a log-in screen, CAPTCHA code or survey to your website, redirect visitors to other pages or construct a calendar.
Good to have basic knowledge
Before you start learning PHP wanting to become php developers, you need a basic understanding of HTML. If you already have it, great. If not there are plenty of HTML articles and tutorials to help you. When you know both languages, you can switch between PHP and HTML right in the same document. You can even run PHP from an HTML file. When creating PHP pages, you can use the same software you use to create your HTML pages. Any plain text editor will do. You also need an FTP client to transfer files from your computer to your web host. If you already have an HTML website, you most likely already use an FTP program.
Getting exposed on loops and functions
After you master the basic skills, it is time to learn about loops. A loop evaluates a statement as true or false. When it is true, it executes code and then alters the original statement and starts over again by re-evaluating it. It continues to loop through the code like this until the statement becomes false. There are several different types of loops including while and for loops. A function performs a specific task. Programmers write functions when they plan to do the same task repeatedly.