Are you tired of reading the stuff on PHP.NET? You very well might be, for this reason alone – we have put together a very short and concise resource of websites that will help you to accelerate your PHP growth rate, and will inspire you to try and explore new areas of development, and ways of doing it.
We hope you find this resource useful, there are some real gems in there…
There’s a lot of outdated information on the Web that leads new PHP users astray, propagating bad practices and insecure code. PHP: The Right Way is an easy-to-read, quick reference for PHP popular coding standards, links to authoritative tutorials around the Web and what the contributors consider to be best practices at the present time.
In any programming language, there are going to be quite a bit of repetitive tasks, especially those that are based on specific project needs, and this particular resource aims to solve the problem for having to remember those things all at once, or worse – having to look them up on different websites every time.
Lots of stuff on how PHP and MySQL interacts, some regex stuff, and also stuff on how to do caching, sending email, etc,.
3. Securing PHP
We’ve already learned about the security libraries in PHP, but what about some real-life cases on how to really protect your PHP code from the day you start to write it. Here are two eBooks that dive deep into the subject and give you a better understanding and knowledge of building secure PHP applications.
4. PHP Security
This is a great online documentation on the current state of affairs with PHP security. It’s created by someone who is aware of PHP security, but hasn’t necessarily read any other security books, and rather shares his direct experience on how to secure your projects and code. Some interesting topics too, like injection attacks for example.
5. PHP FIG
The idea behind the group is for project representatives to talk about the commonalities between our projects and find ways we can work together. Our main audience is each other, but we’re very aware that the rest of the PHP community is watching. If you need professional PHP help from an open-source community, this is the place to go-to.
6. PHP UG
Everyone knows that learning directly from a person in real-life is going to be a much easier learning experience than say, having to learn from online courses, tutorials, etc,. The PHP UserGroup website helps you to find local groups in your area that you can go-to for learning and socializing. Definitely check it out if you’re not afraid of meeting new people.
7. Seven PHP
This is a blog run by an experience PHP developer who simply wants to share his wisdom with you, but there are a lot of interesting tutorials and resources you will find him sharing, so that’s why we’ve decide to throw it in this list. Just use the search button to find the stuff you need help with.
8. Nomad PHP
Here we have another great community oriented project called Nomad PHP, basically it is an opportunity to attend online meetings with other PHP developers for learning new things, because not learning anything new for several months as a developer is simply madness. It’s a small invest for a chance to accelerate your learning process.
Mentorship is a personal developmental relationship in which a more experienced or more knowledgeable person helps to guide a less experienced or less knowledgeable person. On this website you’re able to find mentors that will really help you to narrow down that learning process to the bare essentials, which in turn will allow you to focus on a learning curve that provides only the necessary experience to climb the ladder.
PHP Related Websites for Resources and Tutorials
It’s quite obvious that these are not your typical PHP websites that you go-to for syntax resources or other similar stuff, I’ve tried to focus on some deeper learning aspects, but also some security coverage because it simply matters at this point on the web, security is a big deal and everyone should be educated about it.
Let us know how these sites resonate with you, and if you know of other similar resources, please share them in the comments.