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Skills needed for a PHP developer

Hi guys,

I was wondering about what I exactly I need to learn to become a PHP developer, I can guess that I need to know PHP, MySQL, HTML and CSS but what else would I need to learn?

Any advice would be appreciated :)

Thanks, Adam

3 Answers


A little while back I answered another student's question concerning if you can become employed after learning all of the PHP Treehouse has to offer. I think my response should help you with your question as well. Take a look at the post here: https://teamtreehouse.com/forum/can-you-be-employable-as-a-php-developer-after-finishing-the-php-track and see if this can shed some light on the topic.


Hi Shawn,

Thanks for the reply! The answer you gave on the other post was very helpful, it actually helped to give me a clearer understanding of what I would need to do to get a job in PHP so thanks a lot! :)

I'm DEFINITELY no expert myself, BUT I can pass on what a current professional coder said to me the other day (and he's very successful) is that it's a very good idea to learn Symfony. He said many business would find you very useful.

Hi Andrew,

Thanks for the advice! I've seen a lot of PHP jobs which involve using Symfony so it definitely sounds like one I will learn.

Thanks for the answer....