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I have been looking for a popular computing forum which is primarily interested in programming, hope I have come to the right place

I am Josh, but I suppose you could work that out from my username.

I am currently programming various PHP files for creation of a new joomla component, So i may have many simple questions to ask
I have learnt much about CSS recently and have another 2 years at college and at my apprenticeship.

I have recently updated their website joomla 1.5 -> 2.5

Anyone know the fastest way to learn PHP?

I need to learn these other languages too: JS, ASP.NET, MySQL, XML, Java C++

I am currently watching good rated youtube videos and repeating the process myself.

Many Thanks
Josh.


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Welcome to the Ranch.

The forums here are mainly about Java. A good place to start for learning Java is Oracle's Java Tutorials.
 
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Anyone know the fastest way to learn PHP?


Well if anyone knew it, (s)he would not be here around the Java campfire...
 
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Whenever I see someone in a rush to learn how to program I encourage them to read this article.

The bottom line is, the only/best/fastest way to learn a programming language is to immerse yourself in it. Write code, then more code, and then some more. Write until you are dreaming in code. Rinse and repeat. There are no shortcuts.
 
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I need to learn these other languages too: JS, ASP.NET, MySQL, XML, Java C++

whatever you do, don't try to learn them all at once.
when you feel you have more or less mastered one, then maybe learn another.
i read a good book about PHP once. it seemed a fairly simple and straightforward language.
after that i would suggest you learn java.
but then I AM biased
 
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Ken Olsen wrote:
"There is no reason for any individual to have a computer in his home" ~ Ken Olson, Co-founder of DEC, 1977



Ken Olsen wrote:
Unix is just snake oil.


Talk:Snake oil
 
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And now we know why DEC is a distant memory. I'll bet there are a lot of people on this site who never heard of the PDP series.
 
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I would suggest that you DON'T learn "java" or ASP, or .net.

Instead, learn how to PROGRAM. It's like the difference between learning how to use a hammer and learning how to build a house.
 
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