Thanks for the reply, I cant believe I overlooked that. I guess reading a book for several hours it gets easy to overlook something like that. For me it would have been more obvious if this chapter stated that in the beginning in a sentence as simple as yours. Its a great book but some things feel like they should be simplified first and explained in detail later.
Regardless, thanks for the help. For an absolute beginner, i’m hanging in there. This is a HUGE step up from moderate HTML skills and very basic PHP understanding. I don’t expect to be programming when i’m done with this book but hopefully once finished with this book, moving through other books will be found easy and the repetition of methods from different authors will hopefully make things stick and make sense.
Really quick, at this point I am finding myself able to complete the challenges and follow the examples very easily, but I still don’t really have much of an understanding of everything that is going on or what everything means… I’m starting to learn what certain things do when you code them, but not to the point I could explain exactly what its doing in the background or how its doing it. Is this a normal stage to be at or should I go back and reread things until I know precisely whats going on and what everything i’m typing means?