Advice for a re-tread

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I have been writing Cold Fusion code for a number of years using both
SQL Server and Access. Cold Fusion used to be pretty good when it was
owned by Allaire. In my opinion, a downhill slide started when
MacroMedia took it over. Now that Adobe has it, I have visions of my
web pages taking as long to load as Adobe and with just as much
Therefore I have a sense that I should seriously look at PHP. Can
anyone advise a good source (web site or book) that would help me make
the transition. Any advice would be appreciated.

Re: Advice for a re-tread

Programming PHP by O'Reilly is a great beginner's book. is a great resource to reference code and
descriptions for individual functions within PHP.


Jon Tjemsland

Re: Advice for a re-tread

Marty wrote:

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Actually, the PHP docs have a great little tutorial and introduction.  Take
a look through that if you haven't already and that should get you ready
for some more specific questions.

The link to the docs is right on the home page,
Kenneth Downs
Secure Data Software, Inc.

Re: Advice for a re-tread

Carved in mystic runes upon the very living rock, the last words of Marty  
of comp.lang.php make plain:

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It depends on how basic you need to go. Have you been using CFScript or  
CFHTML? If the former, or if you've worked in other languages, you should  
have little trouble transitioning to PHP. If you've only worked in  
CFHTML, it might take a bit more adjustment, but still not bad.  

Others have suggested the PHP site itself; has a pretty  
extensive tutorial:

Developer's Shed has lotsa stuff:

The links page on the PHP site has a lot of good resources:

Alan Little
Phorm PHP Form Processor

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