Zend Quick Start: PHP for Experienced Programmers

April 16, 2008


The “Zend Quick Start: PHP for Experienced Programmers”:http://www.zend.com/en/services/training/course-catalog/php-for-experienced-programmers course is designed to quickly build an experienced programmer’s understanding of the PHP language. This course covers many of the same topics as both the PHP I: Foundations and PHP II: Higher Structures classes but at an accelerated rate with special emphasis on the differences between PHP and other commonly used languages. As with the other classes, it utilizes a hands-on approach with numerous examples and practical exercises, primarily related to the course project, to enhance learning. You will also have the opportunity to use the Zend Studio IDE (Integrated Development Environment) to continue honing your coding skills utilizing best practices and effective tools.

If you have made the switch to PHP from another language and want to brush up your skills or you are looking to make the jump and want to power up the learning curve, this course is for you.

About Cal Evans

Many moons ago, at the tender age of 14, Cal touched his first computer. (We're using the term "computer" loosely here, it was a TRS-80 Model 1) Since then his life has never been the same. He graduated from TRS-80s to Commodores and eventually to IBM PC's. For the past 10 years Cal has worked with PHP and MySQL on Linux OSX, and when necessary, Windows. He has built on a variety of projects ranging in size from simple web pages to multi-million dollar web applications. When not banging his head on his monitor, attempting a blood sacrifice to get a particular piece of code working, he enjoys building and managing development teams using his widely imitated but never patented management style of "management by wandering around". Cal is currently based in Nashville, TN and is gainfully unemployed as the Chief Marketing Officer of Blue Parabola, LLC. Cal is happily married to wife 1.28, the lovely and talented Kathy. Together they have 2 kids who were both bright enough not to pursue a career in IT. Cal blogs at http://blog.calevans.com and is the founder and host of Day Camp 4 Developers

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3 Responses to “Zend Quick Start: PHP for Experienced Programmers”

  1. knitcore Says:

    yeah, i’m going to echo furq. not checking someone else’s work is not at all professional. if it’s not your code, it’s not your code: don’t just trust it.

  2. furq Says:

    While I’d agree that there shouldn’t have been bugs I’d have to say you should have checked it worked first before showing it to anyone. If you showed this to a customer without checking it actually worked I’d say the impression given was probably the correct one!

  3. webmeisterzend Says:

    I was really embarrassed in front of a client today cuz of the bug in your "quick start" and it not working from the directions given… If the code in your "official quick start" still has bugs what can we expect from the framework? My client really wants to go with RoR which is obviously it’s own can of worms, but my main reason for saying use PHP and probably the Zend Framework with it is credibility… and that has sadly been lost with him from the "get go" on the quickstart… :(