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I've Learned PHP... Now What?

Thomas Rideout wants to give advice on steps to take after learning the basics of PHP.


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  • Jovette E.

    Had a great time meeting you guys for the first time. Can't wait for the next meetup. Learned a lot and hope to learn some more from this groups members!

    1 · October 24, 2013

    • John C.

      Great meeting you too Jovette. We tend to all learn from each other. Funny thing to watch is people that think they have nothing to teach, end up doing just that.

      October 25, 2013

    • John C.

      Welcome to the group! :-)

      October 25, 2013

  • Tim

    Speaking of the IRC channel, I downloaded Pidgin and installed it along with google talk; but I think I'm missing a step prior to these two.

    Use the Account Editor (Accounts->Manage Accounts) to add the account of the appropriate messaging service. Use the checkbox in the account editor to enable the current account.

    For Google Talk, fill in the Domain field with the domain of your Google Mail e-mail address. For most users this will be gmail.com or googlemail.com, but Google Apps for Your Domain users will use their domain instead. Namely, how do I launch Pidgin to get to the Account Editor?

    Be gentle, I'm a total newbie.

    1 · October 24, 2013

  • Thomas R.

    Thanks to everyone who could attend! If you have any questions, I'm PFY on our IRC channel and the slides should be up soon on http://www.sdphp.org

    1 · October 24, 2013

    • Kalen J.

      Really pushing that IRC channel. Just wait till they actually step foot into it... the horror....

      1 · October 24, 2013

  • Robert S.

    Great talk tonight, especially for novice developers looking to get to the next level (and there were some good bits for the advanced guys too)

    2 · October 23, 2013

  • Mark S K.

    Thanks for the great meetup Thomas, John, Eric, Business.com & Co.

    Here is a link to the upcoming Vertical Search Works Semantic Web Meetup group I announced in the intro, for those who are interested in joining, attending, and learning.

    http://www.meetup.com/Semantic-Web-San-Diego/

    October 23, 2013

  • Christopher A. M.

    October 23, 2013

  • Christopher A. M.

    Design Patterns Book (Easy Read)
    http://www.headfirstlabs.com/books/hfdp/

    October 23, 2013

  • Christopher A. M.

    Your Code sucks : Rafael Dohms
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H2AvoAzbGOE

    October 23, 2013

  • Thomas R.

    As this is a very broad topic, I would love to hear from anyone on what they want to hear/learn!

    October 4, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      It is PHP 5.3.x using code like mysql(not mysqli or PDO), short_open_tags, and register_globals. Every time I tried to find out what some code meant (it doesn't look like the book) I found out the code is deprecated.

      October 6, 2013

    • Christopher A. M.

      Mel, sounds fun and a great opportunity, to flex some skills in architecture, and maintainability. I.suggest a framework to cut the bs and get down to the biz logic. I advise against building your own, to many times have i seen too many nightmares. Laravel, symfony, codeigniter, phalcon, zend, anything should do to keep you organized and abstract the crap away. Talk to me at the meetup if you need.

      October 20, 2013

  • Jason H.

    I would love to attend but can not make the commute. I would like to know what employers are looking for in a PHP programmer. What kind of "code samples" are good enough to be impressive?
    I have been a bedroom programmer for over 4 years, yet EVERY job posting looking for "beginner/entry level" programmers have turned me down. I can design a website with my eyes closed, yet can't land a job. Explaining what it would take to land that first job would be a very good topic. And please post it somewhere so I can learn from it.

    October 6, 2013

    • Eric Van J.

      Not knowing you personally or exactly what level you skill set is, I would strongly suggest reading and making sure you understand the principles and concepts outlined on "PHP The Right Way" http://www.phptherigh...­. Even if you don't agree with all of them, make sure you get your head around them, its what an employer is going to be looking for.
      I especially suggest reading the sections on Security (http://www.phptherigh...­) and Design Patterns (http://www.phptherigh...­) a couple of times.
      Demonstrating that not only can you interrupt the language and pump out code but that you have a core understanding of best practices and how to develop code that will last and can be maintained for years has become more and more critical for companies that are hiring. Companies no longer want to hire someone who can hack together a blog, they want someone who can build a codebase that can then handed off to another team to easily maintain.

      2 · October 6, 2013

    • Christopher A. M.

      Good advise eric. Really good advise, now if you are looking for work, you should come talk to us more, and everyone really helps each other out. But with out code review, you might be missing out in some opportunities to grow as Dev, perhaps the study group might help.

      October 20, 2013

  • Mark S K.

    I am certainly looking forward to this event. I thoroughly enjoy these meetup groups. Each one has been both educational, and professional of the sample (two) I have been to. Thanks guys, well done...

    October 20, 2013

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