PHP is like the LEGO of the web world: easy to start with and loved by millions of developers. It powers over 78% of modern websites, including giants like WordPress. With a history spanning decades, PHP offers a treasure trove of open-sources libraries to build the modern web.

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Here are some foundational and advanced concepts to grasp in PHP:

  1. Syntax: Understand how to embed PHP within HTML and the significance of <?php ?> tags.

  2. Variables & Data Types: Learn about strings, integers, floats, booleans, and arrays. Understand variable scope.

  3. Control Structures: Grasp if, else, switch, loops like for, foreach, and while.

  4. Functions: Creating custom functions, understanding built-in functions, and grasping the concept of variable scope.

  5. Arrays and Array Functions: Associative arrays, multidimensional arrays, and various array manipulation functions.

  6. Strings & String Functions: Manipulating, searching, and transforming strings.

  7. File Handling: Reading from and writing to files, file upload, and file-related operations.

  8. Object-Oriented PHP: Classes, objects, inheritance, polymorphism, and concepts like constructors, destructors, and namespaces.

  9. Database Connectivity: Using PHP to connect to databases, especially MySQL. Grasp CRUD operations (Create, Read, Update, Delete).

  10. Sessions & Cookies: Managing user sessions, storing user-specific data, and understanding how cookies work.

  11. Form Handling: Handling form inputs, validating data, and understanding the differences between GET and POST methods.

  12. Error Handling: Writing error-resistant code, handling exceptions, and creating custom error handlers.

  13. Security: Safeguarding against SQL injections, XSS attacks, CSRF attacks, and understanding password hashing.

  14. Modern Development with PHP: Introduction to Composer, PSR standards, and modern frameworks like Laravel and Symfony.

  15. API Development: Creating and consuming RESTful web services with PHP.

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