Becoming a PHP Professional Becoming a PHP Professional / tutorial / free

This article will give you some helpful advice on what to do to leave the beginner tutorials behind and become a PHP professional.
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Pretty cool article but I wouldn't apply it to just PHP but any language/project per se.

Also my favourite line:

Mastering WP will never make you a professional PHP developer – it's a yarn of spaghetti code that can teach you no proper design principles.

I've never heard such words truer. You've only got to look at the top selling WP theme on Themeforest (Avada) and once you look at the source, you will see its an all you can eat buffet of spaghetti code at that most rancid Italian restaurant ever. Basically some incredibly crappy WordPress developer approached a relatively decent front end designer to create a smoke and mirrors theme targeted at noobs with no morals.

lush, over 4 years ago


Thanks, I completely agree!

Swader, over 4 years ago

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Tutorials are any resources you learn from.

Examples: an intro to html5 screencast, a pdf about git, photoshop effects tutorials, meta-programming in ruby, lambda calculus, higher-order fixed-point combinators.

Tools are websites, apps or services used -on- your project (indirectly), to aid the process.

Examples: A color scheme generator, email marketing software, usability heat maps, css3 code generators, a downloadable png compressor.

Assets are downloadable files used -in- your projects, usually as code, textures, or images.

Examples: a jquery sticky menu, photoshop brushes, background textures, mvc frameworks, twitter bootstrap, 960 grid system.