annas 2 years ago Hello dear friends I am going to post my first php tutorial: (Do comment your views).

1. annas

PHP is a general-purpose server-side scripting language originally designed for Web development to produce dynamic Web pages. It is one of the first developed server-side scripting languages to be embedded into an HTML source document rather than calling an external file to process data. The code is interpreted by a Web server with a PHP processor module which generates the resulting Web page. It also has evolved to include a command-line interface capability and can be used in standalone graphical applications.

2. annas

Now friends I am going to show you how to write your first code in php. <?php //to start a php code you will put '<?php' it'll tell compiler that the code is started ?> //to end the php code you will put '?>' . It'll tell compiler when to stop. between these starting and end delimiters you'll write the php instructions

3. annas

now the first php code, //this code will display hello world <?php echo "Hello world"; ?> //echo => its an output instruction output: Hello world Now, this code can be written by embedding html in it. <?php echo "Hello World<br><b>This text is bold"; ?> //BR => it's a line break instruction //B => it is used for making the text bold output: Hello World $$\mathbf{This}$$ $$\mathbf{text}$$ $$\mathbf{is}$$ $$\mathbf{bold}$$

4. annas

we can also use a variable for this purpose: to initialize a variable in php we use $variable_name <?php$name = "Aproov"; echo "My friend name is \$name"; ?> output: My friend name is Aproov

5. annas

$\color{maroon}{\mathtt{\text{<Comments>}}}$ like C language, php also have comments. Comments are used to increase the readability of a program. There are two types of comments 1. single line 2. multi line For single line comments we type // and text put after these are ignored by the compiler For multi line comments we type /* text after this is ignored until compiler finds */

6. annas

Thats it for this tutorial. I hope you'll learn from this tutorial. Good luck.

7. lgbasallote

i see this has a lot of resemblance to C language. i think if a person has background on C language then this is not that hard yes? interesting. one question though. where can i type php? i mean does notepad support it? or dev c++? or a completely new software?

8. annas

@lgbasallote yes a person with C language background can easily learn this language. for php you'll need a server to execute you code or if you dont like to pay for server then download & install xampp. to write php code you can use a notepad or a notepad++ and save your file with an extension .php. link to download xampp and notepad++ are as under: 1. http://www.apachefriends.org/en/xampp.html 2. http://notepad-plus-plus.org/

9. i-luv-choolates

It is very well written Annas

10. annas

Good Job Mate! ,and btw u can just use Dreamweaver ...

12. Ron.mystery

Good job anns

13. annas

thank you

14. annas

i'll post my other tutorials very soon :)

15. Muskan

v well :)) God job,,,carry on..

16. moha_10

good job annas carry on

17. annas

thank you guyz :)

18. ash2326

@annas Good work

19. annas

thanks ash :)