1. Getting Started with PHP

When learning any new programming language, always begin with an understanding of the basic syntax and functionality, which is what you’ll learn in this chapter. The focus here is on the fundamentals of HTML and PHP, and how the two languages work together. The chapter also covers some recommended programming and debugging techniques, the use of which will greatly ease the learning process.

If you’ve never programmed before, a focused reading of this chapter will start you on the right track. ...

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