Simple Tips for PHP Beginners

When a beginner start PHP programming, he often gets some syntax errors. Sometimes these are small errors but takes a lot of time to fix. This happens when we are not familiar with the basic syntax and do small mistakes in programs. These mistakes can be avoided if you practice more and taking care of small things.

I would like to say that it is never a good idea to become smart and start copying. This will save your time but you would not be able to understand PHP syntax. Rather, Type your program and get friendly with PHP code.

Follow Simple Tips for PHP Beginners to avoid errors in Programming

  • Start with simple & small programs.
  • Type your PHP program code manually. Do not just Copy Paste.
  • Always create a new file for new code and keep backup of old files. This will make it easy to find old programs when needed.
  • Keep your PHP files in organized folders rather than keeping all files in same folder.
  • Use meaningful names for PHP files or folders. Some examples are: “variable-test.php“, “loops.php” etc. Do not just use “abc.php“, “123.php” or “sample.php
  • Avoid space between file or folder names. Use hyphens (-) instead.
  • Use lower case letters for file or folder names. This will help you make a consistent code

These points are not mandatory but they help you to make consistent and understandable code. Once you practice this for 20 to 30 PHP programs, you can go further with more standards.

The PHP Standard Recommendation (PSR) is a PHP specification published by the PHP Framework Interop Group.

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