In this course you learn how to coding in PHP programming language for building secure scalable back-end applications.

This hands-on self-paced PHP programming course provides you with the knowledge necessary to design and develop dynamic, database-driven web pages. PHP is a language written for the web, quick to learn, easy to deploy and provides substantial functionality required for e-commerce. This course introduces the PHP framework and syntax, and covers in depth the most important techniques used to build dynamic web sites.

Learning Objectives

In this self-paced course, you will learn the following:

  • Creating and modifying a PHP page
  • Working with variables and data types
  • Using if/elseif/else statements to control processing conditionally
  • Creating programs that include for, while, and do loops to process statements repeatedly
  • Employing the break, continue, and exit statements to modify default loop behaviors
  • Creating arrays
  • How to manipulate strings in PHP using the built-in functions

Topics and Subtopics

Here is the course outline:

1- Overview Of PHP

  •  Static vs. Dynamic Web Sites
  •  Dynamic Content from Databases
  •  Developing Dynamic Internet Applications
  •  ClientSide Scripting vs. ServerSide Scripting
  •  Overview of PHP Advantages and Capabilities
  •  Configuring php.ini

2- Basic Scripting and Looping Constructs

  •  PHP Scripting Fundamentals
  •  Print Statement
  •  Code Blocks
  •  Primitive Data Types
  •  Defining Constants and Variables
  •  Looping Constructs (while, do while, for, exit & break)

3- Conditional Constructs

  •  True and False Expressions
  •  if, else and elseif
  •  switch/case Statement
  •  The ? (Ternary) Operator
  •  Timestamps

4- PHP Functions

  •  Introduction to Functions
  •  Declaring Functions
  •  Scope
  •  Passing Arguments to Functions
  •  Local and Global Scope
  •  Passing Arguments to Functions by Value and Reference
  •  Returning Values from a Function
  •  Using Include Files
  •  The Require Statement
  •  Recursion
  •  Dynamic Function Calls
  •  Predefined PHP Functions

5- PHP Operators

  •  Logical Operators
  •  Relational Operators
  •  Bitwise Operators
  •  Other Operators

6- Arrays in PHP

  •  What are Arrays?
  •  Usage of Arrays in PHP
  •  Array Indexing
  •  Initializing Arrays
  •  Operating on Arrays
  •  Sorting Arrays
  •  OneDimensional Arrays
  •  MultiDimensional Arrays
  •  Associative Arrays
  •  Array Functions
  •  Forms and Arrays in Web Applications



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