What Should I Know About This Dive?

Congrats! You are thinking about pursuing (or continuing your pursuit of) PHP! Awesome you!

Originally created by Rasmus Lerdorf in 1994, PHP is a general-purpose scripting language that is especially suited to web development. In case you were wondering, PHP is a recursive acronym, standing for ‘PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor.’ PHP is an amazingly powerful language yet easy to use and learn. About 79% of all websites on the web are powered by PHP! 

So to respond to your question, the answer is yes, yes, YES! Learn PHP already!  

If you're ready to move forward with PHP, we are proud to share with you this completely free online compendium of resources to help you get started with, improve, and ultimately master the PHP language.

To that end, on the pages to come, you will find a bunch of truly helpful PHP coding resources, each answering a key question you need the answer to. We also provide a list of resources, broken down by level: beginner, intermediate, and advanced, to ensure you get the support you need, no matter at what level you may find yourself.

Where do the resources come from? Our members and staff. We individually screen every resource prior to posting to ensure high quality and to verify the authenticity of each. If it's listed, it means a) one of our Break Diving members has used the resource and highly recommends it, and b) the listed resource has in some way supported the growth of Break Diving and believes in our mission (or at the very least, has not actively refused to support our mission). You can trust that each resource we list is legitimate, and has our Break Diving seal of approval. If you have any issues with any of the resources listed, please reach out and let us know!

That all being said, it's time to take a deep dive into PHP. Ready?