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Ninjakreborn

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Ok I have a major question. I have been studying for a long time, I want to go slow, get the ideas, and move foward at a good steady, sound knowledge pace, I have went through hundreds of tutorials and finally found one that is teaching me literally teaching me php. ok I am running off of
[a href=\"http://www.hudzilla.org/phpbook/index.php\" target=\"_blank\"]http://www.hudzilla.org/phpbook/index.php[/a]
I have learnt a lot since I started, I have gotten down variables, setting variables, manipulating variables with operators, i have not yet mastered or memorized all operators just greater than, less than, equals, equal to or greater than, equal to or less than, or, not, things of that nature. I haven't memorized them all. I have learnt functions, roughly how to look at a prototype of a function from teh manual and be able to tell relatively what's going on, except for what's in parenthesys still confuses me, I have learnt functions, atleast the basics of concepts and ideas surrounding the greater theory of functions. Now I am wading throughs ome stuff that I don't understand, not only that I am disheartened by one fact. First of all I cut through a tutorial about MIND YOU-I have not done arrays and objects yet, I was trying to grasp earlier stuff before I move onto more advanced stuff. I also learnt how to do if, elseif, while, and some other statements liek that, I also understand the basic structure of dowhile, and for statements. I am having trouble with switch case statements, and a little clouded on some of the deeper aspects of typecasting. I just need someone who can point me in the right direction and HOW DO I PULL ALL THIS TOGETHER to make a program, how is the entire section on mathimatical functions going ot help me create a program, like send form information, and code forums, adn guest books, I need to do this, and I want to learn as fast as possible, so I can start coding then let the better aspects of the knowledge fall in through trial and error.

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ive been watching a lot of you posts and i must say, i think you're going about it all wrong.

speeding through lessons is not going to get you anywhere.

[a href=\"http://www.zend.com/php/beginners/index.php\" target=\"_blank\"]http://www.zend.com/php/beginners/index.php[/a]
the above link is probably one of the best noobie intos to php I have ever read. It starts from the very basic of learning how to set variables and works up to functions as well as databases. They also go through form validation and help you code your own voting system. Once I went through that series of lessons, I was able to read clips of code and completely understand them.

Also, doing other tutorials on sites and making sure you understand what each and every single line does is very helpful. I refuse to use a tutorial or a prepackaged script unless I understand what the script is actually doing.

Just take your learning slow. Dont try to cram everything php has to offer into your mind in less then a few weeks. As one other person said a few days ago, theyve been studying since 1999 and still dont know everything.

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right now I need to get to where I can create a database and link it with php.I need to make a
www.autotrade.com
www.gamezplay.com
rough clone, I am trying to sell out these projects, but partially I still want to do them, I have 3 weeks before starting both of them.

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the link is provided is more than enough for you to do simple database manipulation. as far as going into something like carfax is concered, its just using the basics in a smart way. figuring out how to do something with only basics

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