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Your experience is valuable. What would be your advice for an aspiring web developer who decided to give PHP a try?


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closed as off topic by John Conde Nov 23 '10 at 18:30

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Programming questions would be better suited at StackOverflow. Even then, this question is very broad and probably would be closed anyway. – John Conde Nov 23 '10 at 18:31
Fair enough. Thanks. – wassimans Nov 23 '10 at 18:35
Php is a great programming language as your first. The reason is that there are tons of code examples, works on Windows, Mac and linux, and its not going away any time soon. – Frank Nov 24 '10 at 0:10
Php also has frameworks for MVC which lets it do pretty much what Rails does. PHP code is very similar in sytax to javascript. A serious route you could take is to learn: CSS, HTML, Javascript, PHP and SQL. That skillset would get you very far. Alternatively you could learn a language like C# or VB.net which takes longer to master, and then ASP.NET or ASP.NET MVC to code for windows servers. My advice, PHP is the best begginer programming language. I personally love ASP classic, but ASP classic is dead, and not supported by MSFT any longer. – Frank Nov 24 '10 at 0:13