Hi there I have programming background, but I am very much new to the world of PHP.
Can anybody tell Which software(s) I should use to write and compile code in PHP. Give me some basic knowledge to start practically with PHP.
Software to run php: XAMPP (if you are on a Windows based pc)
Sofware to write php: Netbeans PHP is free (as far as I can tell) but phpEd from nuSphere is way awesomer if you're willing to buy a license.
Best Place to Learn PHP: The basics at http://www.w3schools.com
The true knowledge at http://www.php.net
1 Can u please tell me which version I should use XAMPP. ?
2 What I know about PHP is We embedd PHP code with html to create dynammic pages? and Html page do not require compilation.
Does a page embedded with PHP resides on Server?
3 I have worked with JBoss, and Tomcat using Java and we use Jsp and html pages, if i replace my html page to make it dynamic using PHP then do they require compilation or they get automatically compiled ?
4 If they require compilation, then how to compile ?