Latecomer to Open Source Programming
April 20, 2007 4:20 PM Subscribe
What are some good resources for a ColdFusion programmer who's thinking about going to PHP?
posted by Deathalicious to computers & internet (12 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
I'm thinking of finally taking the plunge into learning how to do web development using PHP. I've been programming in ColdFusion for over 10 years now, so I'm ashamed to say I'm a bit set in my ways. I need some resources that are geared towards someone really familiar with web development already and just needs to know how to to do x in PHP.
I've gotten L, A, and M down, I just need help with the P. So, just to repeat: beginners guides to web development--not so useful. I want to plunge into the deepend, not waste my time in the kiddie pool.
Also, since I'm taking the plunge anyway, what other Open Source tech should I be putting under my web development belt? I like functional languages, so that might be fun to learn. I tend to prefer languages where I can plunge my hands right into what the database and data are doing.
Books are okay but my budget is currently a bit limited and on top of that I'm in Egypt so getting them shipped here is a bit of a pain (in the rear and the wallet). Websites are peachy-keen and save trees!