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    Learn PHP with Arceus

    I've decided I'd like to run a PHP class. Through a series of Discord streaming sessions, I'll go over the basic concepts of PHP, and then we'll go full-steam ahead and build a simple web application in object-oriented PHP and MySQL, and apply the basic concepts in a real-world example. This won't get attendees to my level; that comes from time and experience, but we will cover and work with the basic foundation and building blocks of PHP hopefully enough that working on other projects is less daunting. When you strip PHP down to its very basic core, it is actually very simple. What makes it complicated is what people do with it and how a software is built.


    This will implement object-oriented PHP and PHP 7.4 syntax, but will be applicable to procedural PHP and, for the most part, older versions.


    These classes will take place once or twice a week for an hour at a time (I do get distracted and lose track of time here and there, and may run over time slightly from time to time). If you're interested in participating, simply let me know what time block is good for you, but I want to try running one at night and one during the day. This will take place in the Initiative's Discord for the sake of ease and simplicity, so if you want to take part and aren't in the Discord, please join it.


    Beforehand, also feel free to download WAMP or MAMP, in order to follow along. WAMP and MAMP both install Apache (the web server), MySQL (the database server), and PHP (the programming language), and set them up for you so you don't have to mess with that. There are also some PHP test sites that you can follow along on, but it won't have database functions or persistence.


    Notice, I do not have an ETA on when these classes would begin. Just sometime before summer. As I get feedback and more organised, I'll let everyone know in the #learn-php channel about ETAs and scheduling. It'd also be a good idea to have an idea of how HTML and CSS work before starting on learning PHP. I will assume you know HTML and CSS and not explain it when we use it.

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