At the beginning stage of learning, a beginner may think that how How to learn PHP fast ?
Simply if I answer the question then I can say there is no shortcut to learn PHP because a shortcut is not a perfect way to learn anything.
Php is now the most popularly used language/platform for development of dynamic web based applications and websites. At the same time it is the most comfortable learn and use. There are many of free tutorial websites out there that can be followed to learn php without much effort. Along with these tools having the right approach can speed up the learning skill.
Today I am going to share with you some tips that will help you to learn PHP or other programming languages fast and easy but keep in mind your practice and consistency is the main factor of your best learning.
1)Grip on CRUD Operations
CRUD means Create ,Retrieve ,Update and Delete operations .
Any type of programming language that communicates with the server, the CRUD part is the main part of the whole language. I highly recommend you to clear concepts of CRUD operations. If you are confident in CRUD operations then the next steps will be easy for you.
2)Build an application
After getting the basic language concepts constructs to start making something on your own. Projects are the original environment to learn all stages of the language from all angles. Problems like database connection, form handling, sessions, security would all come in themselves and the learning process would be more practical than just reading books chapter by chapter and forgetting again.
Build a small application but build on your own. For example, you could start building a basic CMS, that allows creating pages on a website. This would need form handling, database storage, and sessions. Then slowly add new things like file upload, media management, etc. By the time you are finished writing a complete application, you would be knowing much more than what you would have learned by just reading a book.
3)Start using an MVC framework
Once you are competent to make a workable application by bunching together scripts, MVC frameworks are the next major thing to learn. Stands for model view controller, and it is a “way” of coding that is now default-ly used in web applications. I would suggest starting with Laravel as it is the easiest and quickest to learn and adapt to. Almost any kind of PHP script can be put inside it with little effort.
MVC frameworks primarily enable 2 things :
1. Separate dynamic(PHP) code from static(HTML, CSS, js) code – This is a requirement as well as a good approach to write and manage code.
2. Enforce object oriented programming – MVC brings OOP to web scripting along with all its benefits.
4) Read the documentation
you to read documentation .Its increase your knowledge as well as keep you updated .Because the best things of Google is to provide updated data to its user.
Php.net is the PHP documentation website and includes a lot of literature to read at free time. The comments especially contain useful advice and code snippets. If you hit the site for a particular function, then you can read a few more just for knowledge and so on.
5)Watch other applications and learn
It is the best practice to watch other applications and learn from them by checking their functionality as well as if source code is available then run it on your own remove bugs from them and add new features.