1)What is your favorite book on PHP, classes etc?
None. Learned PHP simply using its manual as reference and testing, testing, testing.
2)What is your favorite IDE for coding PHP
I use Dreamweaver to edit my PHP code since some months ago.
I miss the RAD (Rapid Application Development) I had with Delphi...
My dream is a sort of "Delphi for PHP" especially prepared for Joomla sites...
3)If you gain the skills needed what component do you want to try for your first project?
I don´t know... let me think... ah! A 13 moon calendar
4)What are your strengths as a web developer?
I think the strength of a web developer is EXPERIENCE... only WORK and TIME can make a web developer strong... by facing the inumerous problems rising from everywhere, and solving, one after another... when it appears again, you already know what to do... but you wouldn´t if it didn´t happen before! Is this more the self-guided path? (most of us, I think...)
So, my strength is my experience. It is not very much, but my latest website LOOK is all based in a single XSL file... the HTML and PHP view files are "compiled" through this single XSL, so I can REDESIGN the whole site by changing a single XSL and runing the script to "compile" the site
It´s some experience...
5)Do you learn best from,
Maybe "coding from scratch", since I refused to use osCommerce to build an eCommerce website, and built my own system.
I want to avoid building a CMS from scratch,
so I am trying to integrate myself with Joomla! Code 101 and JOIN EFFORTS!
6)What killer component is missing that we could adopt as an ongoing group project?
"The Genie´s Lamp"