Chapter 3. How to Write PHP Scripts

How to Write PHP Scripts

If you're the sort of person who runs screaming at the sight of code, this is probably going to be the chapter you enjoy least, but it's an important one—and I've tried to make it as user friendly as possible. I've divided this chapter into two parts: the first section offers a quick overview of how PHP works and gives you the basic rules; the second section goes into more detail.

Depending on your style of working, you can read just the first section and come back to the more detailed parts later, or you can read the chapter straight through. However, don't attempt to memorize everything at one sitting. The best ...

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