[nycphp-talk] how did you learn php?
smanes at magpie.com
Mon Aug 27 11:34:26 EDT 2007
Mitch Pirtle wrote:
> Just like all other languages, there are nuances of performance,
> security and such that can only be learned by doing. So rolling up
> your sleeves and diving in might be the fastest way to get you on the
> road, so to speak.
That's the best way to learn: by throwing yourself into the deep end of
the pool, hopefully on a project for yourself, not a client.
I started programming with 6502 assembler. My initial deep-end project
was reprogramming the fader ballistics for my recording studio's
console, which was automated by an Apple II.
I've learned six languages, not including SQL, programming the same
tree-structured BBS in my spare time: 8088/86 assembler, AT&T "portable
C", Tandem BASIC, C++, Perl and eventually PHP. One of these days I'll
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