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    Hello all, I’m hoping for some advice. I’ve got an interview for a PHP Internship next week whose advertisement said they were looking for someone with, as you might have guessed from the title, “Mid-Level PHP programming skills.” While I’m confident in my abilities as a PHP programmer, I’m a little worried I might have blind spots in my knowledge, as it’s almost entirely self-taught. As I’ve got some time between now and the interview, I thought I’d ask around and see if there was anything in particular I ought to bone up on. So, if any of you fine ladies and gentlemen who have been working with PHP for a while could tell me what, in general terms, you would expect from someone with mid-level skills, I would be most appreciative. And if anyone has advice for nailing a programming interview, that would also be well received.

    Thanks in advance for any help!


    Well i think its a good thing to talk about this at the interview .. gives you something to talk about and keep the convo going. Often its more a personality thing then a skill thing

    Anyhoo what i think:

    Knowledge of the many functions in php and experience with finding them on the php website
    Writing your own functions in a correct way and according to the coding standard
    Storing and retrieving data from a database in a safe way
    Making code safe so that users cant fuck up your website


    I don’t agree with hardik. I don’t think that learning a library is part of having skills. I guess it’s more about what kind of code you write and, like Argeaux said, how safe it is.

    Chris Coyier

    I’d bet you’d be asked at least a little bit about security. I know some PHP, but as soon as security get’s involved I’m out. I think that’s what makes me a beginner and not “Mid-Level” as they are calling it.

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