Saturday, September 18, 2010
With a little bit of effort you may be surprised by what you can do. You know that sinking feeling you get when you drive your car away after paying a mechanic, or you regret the cash you parted with and gave to someone whose "skill" made you envious? Well, if you can learn PHP then you will be on the other side of that equation.
With so many people from outside America making money in lines of work we can't seem to get Americans to do, any American programmer is going to get a very good job in this economy or any other with some PHP knowledge. A solid knowledge in PHP and MySQL can end up getting you a great job or allowing you to work on your own. You have a lot to gain from gaining an understanding of PHP. It is estimated that 1.5 million related jobs will be opening up in the next 5-10 years.
Now if you're the type of person whose head starts to swim just thinking about pages of codes (sort of like me), I can' tell you that I've known some computer novices who have taken to PHP pretty well. Of course, even just learning snippets of it and hiring out people to do more complex jobs can also be a consideration, the choice is entirely up to you. It is my belief that anyone can do it completely with just a mediocre level of motivation.
If you're in a situation where you've grown sick and tired of paying programmers to install your PHP & CGI scripts, then learning PHP may be perfect for you. Paying people a lot of money just does something to you.
There are some internet marketers and affiliate marketers who learn PHP on a very simple level and it still benefits them even though they haven't grasped every nuance of PHP like a Computer Science graduate. A PHP tutorial for beginners is a perfect solution for people such as these.
If you've read this far then you probably have a pretty good idea of exactly what you want to do with your level of PHP knowledge. Whatever your choice, I wish you much success.