PHP – A Programming Language You Should Learn

If you develop Web applications, chances are you’re doing pretty well for yourself.

According to Mashable, PHP is one of the top languages to learn in 2014. “PHP powers more than 200 million websites, including WordPressDigg and Facebook.” Sometimes referred to as “Internet English” for its ease of use, PHP is the most frequent choice for the back-end of Web and mobile applications.

At Zend, we offer training and certifications that help programmers learn PHP from the basics, through cutting edge topics, and on to certification. Whether you are a beginner or an advanced developer, there are many training classes to choose from covering PHP, Zend StudioZend ServerZend Framework, test prep, and Security.

If you’re an absolute beginner, these tutorials would help you learn about the basics of the latest PHP version.

For organizations looking to rapidly adopt PHP for application development projects, Zend offers PHP SmartStart – a comprehensive education and hands-on development program. Whether you are targeting PHP on Linux, Microsoft Windows or IBM i, SmartStart offers a customized program optimized for your specific environment and your team’s PHP experience level.

  • oljw



    Meh, PHP sucks — Learn JavaScript instead. NodeJS > PHP.

    • guest

      I’ll say this for ’em, they left this one in.

      I’d like to learn to construct websites.

      What would you experts suggest as the best way for an intelligent computer user on a squeaky-tight budget to learn the tools needed?

      Thank you!

      • David S Antonio

        Didn’t cost me a cent to install PHP on my ol’ WinXP machine (XPpro, to install IIS to host PHP) – PHP being open source, and the various other software needed also freely available. Plenty of documentation out there — Just visit to start the journey. I was using it in just a few hours.
        Was doing well learning JS on my own – a nice language, very powerful – but needs to be partnered with a php server to really unleash it’s full potential.(and good cross-domain solutions).

        In the meantime, it’s Java I’ve been studying long-term… but keep getting sidetracked by the need for other mini-language-literacy…. like database programs, cURL, jQuery, etc., and protocol after protocol… Today’s web really is a ‘web’. Haven’t even ventured off toward Flash, and Android. It’s gone far beyond just HTML. I hail from the days of DOS, QBASIC, and machine code – and now I’m re-invented; hoping to fulfill my fantasy of working right here at home for… someone? ….anyone? …Please?

        I’m a talented programmer – maybe if I could afford to do what’s required for the various certificates….

        • Evan

          I believe allows you to test for all your certification needs, for free as well!
          Best of luck

  • JAN

    Really Interesting!