Designed to provide beginner programmers with a solid foundation in the PHP language, this course guides you through the basics of PHP with an experiential approach, filled with numerous examples and hands-on exercises, including substantial practice in coding parts of a fully functional application. Class  exercises are designed to reinforce key language concepts.

What will I learn?

PHP I Foundations, will provide you with a an overview of the PHP language, main concepts  and help you develop and adopt the methodologies and best practices of coding professionally in PHP. This class is suitable for non programmers and software developers at a beginning level.

What will I be able to achieve?

- Understand the syntax and structural elements of PHP
- Know how to correctly apply the various control-flow structures
- Understand PHP data types, type-juggling, and operator precedence
- Organize code into reusable functions
- Accomplish tasks using PHP's wealth of built-in file system and array functions
- Understand essential elements of HTTP such as cookies and sessions
- Build forms to collect information from a user
- Interact with a database using PHP's MySQL functions

Audience

This course is designed for non programmers and beginners with less than 6-12 months of software development experience who want to learn the basics of the PHP language. Web designers who intend to learn the basics of professional web programming and  become PHP Developers would benefit from this course. 

Prerequisites

Basic knowledge of HTML.  The class  assumes some familiarity with web sites – what they are and the very basics of how they work – but no programming experience.

Class Format

This online class provides nine instructor-led lectures. Each session is 2 hours long which makes it also suitable for professionals during their work hours. You will be given a participant course guide to help you follow along with the lectures and exercises, as well as the exercises solution code. Students are granted access to the recorded sessions after the class ends, so you can continue to practice your PHP programming skills even after the course is over. This class can be also delivered by an instructor on site.

Class outline

 

1

INTRO TO PROGRAMMING

  1. Language and the Logic of Programming
  2. Types of Programming Languages and Vocabulary
  3. What is PHP
  4. Why use PHP
2

PHP LANGUAGE BASICS

  1. Syntax
  2. Quotes
  3. Comments
  4. Special Characters
  5. Data Types
  6. Precedence
  7. Symbols
3

PHP IDENTIFIERS

  1. Variables
  2. Constants
  3. Arrays
4

PHP CONTROL FLOW BASICS

  1. Operators
  2. Conditionals
5

PHP FUNCTIONAL BASICS

  1. Functions
  2. Function Design Tools
  3. File Systems (Handling)
6

FILE SYSTEM BASICS

  1. Constants
  2. Commonly Used File Functions
  3. File System Performance
7

PHP WEB CONCEPTS

  1. Client/Server Communications
  2. How to embed PHP into HTML
  3. How to embed HTML into PHP
  4. Cookies
  5. Sessions
  6. $_GET and $_POST
8

PHP DATABASE BASICS

  1. Introduction to Relationship Databases
  2. Keywords and Statements in SQL
  3. Using PHP Functions with the MySQL Data Engine
9

DEVELOPING PHP APPS

  1. Defining a Solution without Writing Code
  2. Organizing a Concept Solution
  3. Creating a Program Skeleton
  4. Defining Error Checking Requirements
  5. Introduction to Application Security
10

CHALLENGE PROJECT

  1. Coding an Order Inquiry application
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Class Schedule

Language

Class Schedule

Hours per Session

Online

June 1, 3, 5, 8, 10, 12, 15, 17 & 19

1-3pm PDT

22-24h00 CET (Paris)

20-22:00 GMT

Online


 
Aug 3, 5, 7, 10, 12, 14, 17, 19 & 21

7-9am PDT

16-18h00 CET (Paris)

14-16:00 GMT

 

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