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 Constants
  • Adding comments
  • Employing different data types
  • Working with operators

Topics and Subtopics

Here is the course outline:

Session 1: Getting started with PHP

1.1: HTML output from web server 

1.2: Hello, World!

1.3: Non-HTML output from web server

1.4: PHP built-in server

1.5: PHP CLI

1.6: Instruction Separation 

1.7: PHP Tags

Session 2: Variables 

2.1: Accessing A Variable Dynamically By Name (Variable variables)

2.2: Data Types

2.3: Global variable best practices

2.4: Default values of uninitialized variables

2.5: Variable Value Truthiness and Identical Operator


Session 3: Variable Scope 

3.1: Superglobal variables 

3.2: Static properties and variables 

3.3: User-defined global variables


Session 4: Superglobal Variables PHP

4.1: Suberglobals explained

4.2: PHP5 SuperGlobals


Session 5: Outputting the Value of a Variable

5.1: echo and print

5.2: Outputting a structured view of arrays and objects

5.3: String concatenation with echo

5.4: printf vs sprintf

5.5: Outputting large integers

5.6: Output a Multidimensional Array with index and value and print into the table


Session 6: Constants

6.1: Defining constants

6.2: Class Constants

6.3: Checking if constant is defined

6.4: Using constants

6.5: Constant arrays


Session 7: Magic Constants

7.1: Difference between FUNCTION and METHOD

7.2: Difference between CLASS, get_class() and get_called_class()

7.3: File & Directory Constants


Session 8: Comments 

8.1: Single Line Comments 

8.2: Multi Line Comments

Session 9: Types

9.1: Type Comparison

9.2: Boolean

9.3: Float

9.4: Strings

9.5: Callable

9.6: Resources

9.7: Type Casting 

9.8: Type Juggling

9.9: Null

9.10: Integers


Session 10: Operators

10.1: Null Coalescing Operator (??)

10.2: Spaceship Operator (<=>)

10.3: Execution Operator (``)

10.4: Incrementing (++) and Decrementing Operators (--)

10.5: Ternary Operator (?:) 56

10.6: Logical Operators (&&/AND and ||/OR)

10.7: String Operators (. and .=)

10.8: Object and Class Operators

10.9: Combined Assignment (+= etc)

10.10: Altering operator precedence (with parentheses)

10.11: Basic Assignment (=)

10.12: Association

10.13: Comparison Operators

10.14: Bitwise Operators

10.15: instanceof (type operator)



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