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    for programmers?

    Does anybody know of any good resources for learning php for those of us that already know a few programming languages?

    I get awfully impatient re-learning basic things. Is there is "php for programmers" book or website anywhere?

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    I learned PHP from this book, already knowing a few other languages.

    http://www.amazon.com/Beginning-PHP-.../dp/1893115518
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    301tool 1.1.5 - URL redirector & shortener (PHP/MySQL)
    Can be hosted on and utilize your own domain

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    What programming languages do you already know? If you know any C style languages; C++, Java, etc., the only thing that will be foreign will be PHPs relaxed array handling, no explicit type declarations, a few object handling oddities and a few funky syntax/logical/scoping differences. Apart from that you will just need to learn PHPs infamous wide range of inconsistently named functions, libraries, variables, etc. So pretty much just keep http://www.php.net/manual bookmarked.

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    You can't learn PHP solely from the online manual. It's excellent supplemental material, though.
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    This site might be good, http://www.tizag.com/phpT/syntax.php -- It has a lot of content you can skim through on the left and the pages are pretty short to get you rolling quick.


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