Do you use WordPress? Then you will know what a powerful tool it is for businesses.
Part of its attractiveness lies in widgets, which are created with PHP. That makes it a pretty important programming language to learn (On a side note, companies like Facebook and Zynga are built on PHP too).
With that in mind, here are 10 sites where you can learn PHP for free or cheap. You do not need to try everything; just pick the ones that suit your learning style best.
These resources won’t make you a super programmer overnight of course, but they are enough to get you started on a simple web app or widget. Read more
The StartupRootsSG program has kicked off in the past weeks with the interns starting their work in the most challenging and happening startups in Singapore. Their events which are open to many out there will kick off with the first panel that is a common to most entrepreneurs trying to find technology talent. So, the first panel, entitled, “Which language is right for your startup? PHP, Python or Ruby?” brings together the three top community organizers from the various programming groups on a panel. Read more
What is GeekCamp? Conference for the geeks. No startup talks. No how to get rich talks. This is purely a tech conference where programmers of all walks of life come and share about the interesting parts of the trade. Whether you are a PHP, Ruby or Python web programmer or a mobile developer in iOS, Android, Blackberry OS and Windows Phone 7, you cannot give this a miss. If you want to meet the best geeks in town, then sign up here. Read more
The Singapore PHP User Group will be holding their July 2010 meetup on 14 July in Microsoft Singapore. The topic will be on Bing Maps, PHP & Cloud Computing and Social API with PHP. You can RSVP the event here. Read more
The PHP user group is holding an event tomorrow in Oracle Singapore, and the event is entitled “Stepping Forward with MySQL & Oracle + PHP for SMEs/Enterprises. The event will be held on 26 May 2010 (Wed) from 7.30-9.30 pm in Oracle Singapore. We feature Mr Blair Layton, Senior Manager – Developer Program, Oracle who will talk about the future of MySQL in Oracle. More details of the event can be found here: Read more
It’s the Enterprise PHP Workshop Seminar event. Get the perspective on the growth of PHP over the next few years, discuss the drivers behind the adoption of PHP in the enterprise, share enterprise case studies, the best practices/solutions needed to build operationally mature mission critical PHP applications and learn how Zend PHP can maximize your PHP solutions for your Enterprise applications on the workshop right after the keynote session. Read more
The Singapore PHP User Group will have a meetup on 3 Nov 2009 (Tuesday) from 7:30pm – 9.30 pm in Microsoft Singapore (Address: 22 Floor, One Marina Boulevard, NTUC Centre). The focus of this event will be on mobile-web development focusing on iPhone, Android and PhoneGap. If you are interested in turning up for the event, please RSVP to their event invite via Facebook. Read more
This is the 2nd event to the series of workshops developed by the Ph.P Society and IBM to introduce both our developer communities to the potential synergies that can be achieved with open source software in the enterprise. The event will be held on 3 Sep 2009 (Thursday), 2-6 pm in National University of Singapore, School of Computing, Seminar Room 1, COM1/206. You can RSVP via Facebook here. Here are the details for the event (An Update on the Event): Read more
If you are a geek, developer or programmer who works with technology most of the time ranging from Java, Python, C++, MySQL, Objective C, Android, PHP, MySQL, Ruby, Linux and anything else in the Open Source Movement and otherwise, the GeekCamp is the perfect event for you. The event will be held on 22 August 2009 at Yahoo! Asia, Suntec City Mall, Tower 4, 8th Floor, Singapore. If you want to share your experiences in programming and web development, please go to the GeekCamp Wiki and volunteer yourself for speaking, organizing or even just turning up.
This is a series of workshops developed by the Ph.P Society and IBM to introduce both our developer communities to the potential synergies that can be achieved with open source software in the enterprise. The first of the series “Rational & Java” will be held on 25 June 2009, from 1-6 pm in Singapore Management University (SMU), Function Room (Admin Building, Level 4). You can register for the event via this URL. More details can be found here: Read more