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#1 katloubee

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 03:29 PM

So, I'm a complete PHP newbie, but I want to create a calculator, using my own calculations and then MAYBE taking some figures from a DB (this can come later),

Can anyone point me in the right direction for the calculator? I want it to have the same kind of format as mortgage calculators, in that a value is entered, and maybe some more information (like a rate, % etc) and then an answer is provided.

Any good tutorials? I have about 2 days. LOL

#2 Jessica

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 03:34 PM

You have 2 days to do a project you just decided to do to learn a language? Or, you didn't do your homework?

Try google.
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#3 katloubee

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 03:38 PM

Neither. Work have asked me to try and create it, which I want to do to make a good impression.

You've been so helpful Jessica, thank you.

#4 Jessica

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 03:40 PM

This forum is for help with code you wrote, not finding you tutorials. 

You won't create a good impression by saying you can do something that you have no idea how to do. By all means learn PHP, but you're not going to create a good finished product in 2 days when you don't know PHP.

If your boss really asked you to do something you don't know how to do and gave you a deadline of TWO DAYS to create a web application, find a new job. Cause that's some crazy shit.
My goal in replying to posts is to help you become a better programmer, including learning how to debug your own code and research problems. For that reason, rather than posting the solution, I reply with tips and hints on how to find the solution yourself. See below for useful links when you get stuck.

How to Get Good Help: How to Ask Questions | Don't be a help vampire
Debugging Your Code: Debugging your SQL | What does a php function do? | What does a term mean? | Don't see any errors?
Things You Should Do: Normalize Your Data | use print_r() or var_dump()
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#5 katloubee

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 03:43 PM

I told them I don't know PHP or how to use it, they asked me to TRY and create it.

It's not a big deal, I'll look for tutorials on google, I just thought someone in this forum might know of some good ones.

#6 Jessica

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 03:47 PM

That's fine, I'm just saying 2 days is a very unrealistic deadline.

When you get some code started and run into problems, post it here and we can help. Good luck.
My goal in replying to posts is to help you become a better programmer, including learning how to debug your own code and research problems. For that reason, rather than posting the solution, I reply with tips and hints on how to find the solution yourself. See below for useful links when you get stuck.

How to Get Good Help: How to Ask Questions | Don't be a help vampire
Debugging Your Code: Debugging your SQL | What does a php function do? | What does a term mean? | Don't see any errors?
Things You Should Do: Normalize Your Data | use print_r() or var_dump()
Lulz: "Functions should not have side effects." - trq

Please take a look at my new PHP/Web Dev blog: The Web Mason - Thanks!!




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