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Something I heard, too much training…

I read this somewhere, might have been on youtube or reddit. Taking too many courses is procrastination I agree a bit, and know I do it. Learn by doing is much better usually for me, but I disagree somewhat on “too many courses”. Say for instance you watch some youtube coder you will pickup things […]

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XAMPP, local server environment to develop on.

I have used a few localhost server pre setup packages over the years, currently using XAMPP for MAC. This is installed and used to have your very own web server on your computer. I have enjoyed using it for the past few months, mainly for PHP and MySQL lessons. Pros Decently easy to setup Works […]

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Aug 20 2020 coding update.

The past few days I have been multi code learning, still PHP and now learning CSS 3. I took a CSS 1 course already a couple months ago but there is a much improved version 3, I really really enjoy the CSS lessons on CodeCademy. I have got to admit using CC’s online editor with […]

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PHP assign variable by value or reference.

I did a similar exercise on CodeCademy and it had me stuck at first, so I had to copy the code into my own editor and study it. It’s not that it was hard, but just confusing at first. After that I decided to create my own version with some extra echos of what is […]

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PHP Multidimensional Arrays

I don’t know what it is but I love the data structure of Arrays, honestly they were a bit confusing for me. So far I have completed 3 different courses on PHP Arrays, so many built in functions for them to add/remove/modify the array or elements. So I was doing a lesson and it came […]

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PHP Object Oriented, first full lessons complete. Dayum!

When I first started learning PHP I will not lie, I had no idea there were two ways to code in PHP. Procedural and Object Oriented (OOP) are these ways. I have never done OOP in any language before so this was very new, but its more of a standard and in use in various […]

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CodeCademy opinions are changing.

I recently bought a PRO membership to CodeCademy (CC) back in July 2020, I tried it free for a week before. It’s a pretty expensive yearly membership, I paid $239 USD for 1 year of unlimited access. I had other resources that I was liking so I used those first, then I dabbled with some […]

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PHP, what I’ve learned and made so far.

You may notice me running through some basic php functions, I completed a entry level course already and made a few web apps with it. I am taking a different course that is a bit more expanded and then covers the object orientated structure. PHP is one of my main focuses so its why I […]

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PHP Count characters in string!

During one of my courses this morning the instructor wanted a simple form input made with a text box to allow a string of text to be entered via a submit button. Then it will display the number of characters in the string. Bonus was a selector to optionally count spaces y/n. I made a […]

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PHP switch

switch on php.net An interesting alternative to if/elseif/else in php I came upon. Why use it? After reading around for a bit it would appear its just more human readable. Some say it may be faster in some scenarios, it may be less code, use it if you have more than 3 conditions said another. […]