Published On Jun. 30th 2016

The PHP Practitioner: Step 1: Get PHP Installed

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So you've decided to become a web developer? Excellent, excellent choice. At this point, you have a basic understanding of HTML and CSS, and are now ready to take the next step. Right? Great! Let's learn PHP from the ground up.

Step 1 Homework: Get PHP 7, the latest version at the time of this recording, installed on your machine using one of the methods outlined above. You might use Homebrew on the Mac, or possibly MAMP, WAMP, or XAMPP. Any of these options will do just fine. To confirm that you've completed the homework, open the command line, and run php -v. Does it say PHP 7? Congrats!