05 January 2011

Select the Right Editor for Your Code


This is an open source software, a very nice replacement for Windows Notepad. Simply click on the Download to get the download link, at the time of this writing, the current version is 5.8.6. You can read for more information about this software at the homepage.

Run the downloaded file, as usual, Next, Next, … and the Notepad++:


It is very nice and light editor, with the code folding feature that can “fold” all the portion to make your code look nicer.

03 January 2011

Easiest Way to Setup PHP on Your PC

The very 1st step in learning PHP is to setup a PHP server on your PC, that enables you to test run your PHP coding. I believe there is a lot of guides and step by step, that you can find on the internet, on how to setup PHP on your PC, but the easiest one for me, is using EasyPHP (www.easyphp.org).


02 January 2011

About This Blog

About This Blog

The main purpose of creating this blog is to share all my experience in the process of learning PHP language to create a dynamic website through the book: Beginning PHP and MySQL From Novice to Professional, Third Edition.

I am previously doing mostly electrical engineering stuff, and recently started to learn about website, and interested to build my own website. I’ve tried using free service like blogspot, wordpress, joomla, and drupal, but it seems like all these website template, or I should call it ready-made website, is not powerful enough that you cannot fully customize it to certain level. Another purpose of learning PHP is to understand more about the coding of the website, and how a website really function, that maybe I could create my own extension/plugin for the free services that I use previously.

So, here is the starting point, and yeah, wish myself best of luck!