PHP for Drupal Tutorial #1: Introduction to PHP
In the first video of this 10 part video tutorial series on PHP for Drupal, I introduce you to the PHP language, explaining what it and what it does. To begin, we get our WAMP / MAMP server installed on your computer so you can create web pages locally on your own computer. From there, we look at installing Eclipse for your actual development. We conclude the tutorial by looking at a simple php script which outputs a random number.
Though this tutorial is titled PHP for Drupal, it will be applicable to all PHP development. We will cover generic topics like variables, conditional statements, loops, arrays and objects. I've started this series as a prerequisite to my next series on Drupal module development.