Unfortunately, I don't think I will be able to finish--I can't make the SQL parts in Chapters 12 & 13 work and I just don't have time to troubleshoot right now (new stuff to manage at work, holidays coming up...). I'm sad I won't get to be listed on the Wall of Accomplishment after getting so close, but it has still been really useful. I learned a lot, and appreciate the encouragement. One day I hope I'll make it to a physical event!
0 · December 12
I'm really grateful for the announced extension... I made it as far as chapter 9 and life got in the way... but I don't want to give it up, so I'm still gonna try to finish up, including posts to the chapter discussions.
Not sure if I can complete it in the next 3 weeks. But glad for the opportunity. It's been a good experience.
1 · December 9
It was a fantastic learning experience. Thanks to the leadership team for organizing this activity and providing such a great environment that facilitates self-study tremendously. The chosen textbook is excellent. It is well organized and paced with sufficient information for PHP beginners, very suitable for self-study. Working through all the examples in the book is a very effective way to learn (at least speaking for myself). I look forward to Percolating again, in Season 5!
0 · October 4
thanks, I have already done the book and the exercises, it was inspiring for me to see the discussion. I will be tackling David Power's PHP Solutions next.
But what I am looking for is a language without dollar signs - why put a variable with a dollar sign - the dollar might change it's value...
Joke aside, haven't the bankers done enough damage and killed and illed us? I am looking for a server side or client side language that is equivalent to PHP, I think it is a great language that could be made better.
0 · September 7
Hi all, started reading the book and did the initial setup. Running Windows 7 with a Mowes portable server. I use the Mowes server for Wordpress development as well because it is easy with no system installation and auto configuration. Not sure where to post assignments?
0 · September 10
@Percolators -- Sunday, September 9 marks the official beginning of PHP Percolate! Season 4. Meetup.com may decide to send you a "How was PHP Percolate!?" e-mail because typical Meetups begin and end on the same day. Feel free to ignore. You'll get a chance to evaluate the program when we officially conclude in December.
You will receive an official "Let's Start Percolating" e-mail from me by the end of the day on Sunday. Until then, rest up and get a good night's sleep.
0 · September 8
If you guys liked this and are looking for more, please check out my Kickstarter project "The Joy of PHP Programming"
So far it's only half funded, but if I get enough "votes of confidence", I'll be committed to delivering it. I am really liking PHP and want to share the fun.
0 · September 8
@Percolators -- Thanks for posting updates. Just a quick reminder that the most efficient way for us to track everyone's progress is to post updates for the Introduction and each Chapter in the appropriate discussion area. Here is a Master Discussion List that everyone should bookmark and refer to each time you post an update ...
For example, all Introductions should be posted here ...
All Chapter 1 updates should be posted here ...
0 · September 5
FYI, I've just moved my completed exercises site from one of my GoDaddy hosting sites to my own, in-house, test server, but they are still available for view from the links I've posted here in the discussions for lessons 1-13 (I changed the DNS record for gomelez.com to point to the new location). This move initially broke a few things which I have (mostly) fixed already. I also disabled a couple of things (e.g. calls to phpinfo() and such) for reasons of security.
I did find, by the way, that someone had already uploaded a malicious script (Trojan horse PHP/Backdoor.AG with a filename of iahoula.php) via the Chapter 11 (Script 11.3) file uploads exercise file. That just emphasizes some of the comments I've made along the way about the need to be careful about some of the practice scripts in the book. Some of them really ought not to be made available for public access!
1 · August 27
@Percolators! -- Terrific news to report. Larry Ullman has agreed to join us for PHP Percolate! Season 4. Larry is the author of PHP for the Web along with 21 other Web technology books.
We can call on Larry occasionally to help us with questions we might have about our chosen text book. We will not abuse the privilege. Larry is a busy man. Check out his prolific body of work ...
I already see possibilities for PHP Percolate! Season 5 ...
PHP and MySQL for Dynamic Web Sites
Effortless E-Commerce with PHP and MySQL
Welcome aboard, Larry!
2 · August 9