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Dilantha Nanayakkara
Dilantha Nanayakkara

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Getting Started in PHP

PHP is a general purpose scripting language. It was created to build dynamic web sites by Rasmus Lerdorf back in 1995.

According to the StackOverflow developer survey of 2019 over 26% of developers use it and its said to be used in almost 80% of websites today.

PHP has come a long way from writing flat PHP pages to having decent object oriented features, frameworks, content management systems and command line tools.

If I may recommend a few;

Tools like composer have made package management a breeze.

I would recommend starting with PHP: The Right Way because there are a lot of outdated material out there.

Start with the latest stable version PHP 8.0 at the time of writing. Anything before 7.2 is really should be updated and pose a security risk to keep around.

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