Learning PHP and MySQL

I’m spending these days in school cussing and getting mad at PHP and MySQL, but I’m not mad all the time of course. When things succeed it’s the best fucking feeling in the world. It’s like I’m on top of the world. Yes, you read that right.

Below is a simple form that I created in PHP, CSS for styling and a little bit of Photoshop for the shadow you see in the fields.


There you can enter your name, last name, phone number, e-mail address and a message if you have something to say. When you’ve done that, you click “submit” and here’s where MySQL comes to the rescue. The database sees this and creates the following, which I also designed:


I might be kicking and screaming when learning this, but I have a feeling it’ll be worth it in the long run. Today has been a good day.



I’d like to learn PHP, but my school doesn’t teach this :(.
Pretty dumb, IMO, because almost all companies here ask to know this language. Guess I have to learn it on my own.

Btw, praise yourself lucky you do’nt have to learn ASP.NET. That is the worst programming language of them all :D.


My school is pretty cool when it comes to this, because we can actually choose somewhere down the road whether we want to learn PHP or ASP.NET. We have to be introduced to both I think (no ASP.NET yet), but we have to settle on on one sometime. Are you in high school or are you under education as a programmer? Just out of curiosity ^^

EDIT: Oh, and I’m SO gonna choose PHP, I’ve been wanting to all the time.


Great choice :p

I’m on my last year of high school. It’s called Graphical and Digital Media.

In the second year you could choose between a few directions: Production (is more how to use a press and so), Leading (the economic side), Design (drawing and such) and Multimedia (the coding side).
I chose Multimedia and it’s very interesting, just sometimes a bit hectic with all the languages you have to learn.

You’re on high school too?


Well sounds like you made a good choice too. ;-)

And I know what you mean about things being hectic, just recently I’ve been introduced to JavaScript, PHP and MySQL… quite a mouthful, but it’s also very interesting.

I’m not in high school, no. This education will take me 1 year and 9 months to complete and it includes practical training/work experience, I’m not sure what it’s called, but it’s pretty cool either way^^

I’m about 4-5 months in, so I’ve still got a long way, but it could be worse. I assume you’re going for something similar when you’re done with high school or how does that work? :-)


Hmm, the system here is clearly a bit different than in Denmark ^^.

After your normal studies (12-18 year) you are free to chose an education that you are interested in. Mostly these educations are about 3 or 4 years (except things like doctor, advocate, … . They are about 7, I think).

In your last semester of your last year you get the task to find a company where you spent 3-4 months to experience the work environment. And after that you just begin to search for work ;).

I think ‘high school’ has a different meaning here and there. Here it is the school after 18, there it is 12-18 year, right?


Actually I don’t think the regular terms high school fits here either, I just used it because everybody knows what it is. Here we go to school from the age of 6-15 or 16 and then I chose (there are other educations people can choose, or they can just work - but not many things to choose from!) what I’m gonna call high school which is 3 years, but I dropped out in the second year at the age of 18 due to various reasons. Then I tried another education that you are free to choose if you went to school until grade 9 or 10 (age 15-16). I tried myself as a media graphic designer and it started out perfectly, but it turned out to be something else than I had pictured and now I’m doing programming, which has similar requirements to the designer education I just mentioned. I hope this one is for me, I don’t want to work, because I’m afraid I’ll never finish any education at all then.

I hope that cleared things up a bit. ;-)

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