PHP

Duration | 60 hours

PHP is a server-side language that can be used in conjunction with a database to create dynamic web pages. By the word “dynamic” it allows you to input or query data from a web page. These aren’t the only things PHP allows you to do interaction with databases are a key feature of server-side languages.

Prerequisites

Basic Knowledge of HTML, CSS and Javascript

Course Objectives

PHP is one of the most important web programming languages to learn, and knowing it, will give you SUPER POWERS in the web development world and job marketplace. Because Millions of websites and applications (the majority) use PHP. You can find a job anywhere or even work on your own, online and in places like freelancer.

Things you will learn

We help our students at every stage, from the start of a course to the actual skill-building technique. Our curriculum covers the following.

Introduction to Web and PHP

  • What is PHP?
  • The history of PHP
  • Why choose PHP?
  • Installation overview
  • First Steps
  • Embedding PHP code on a page
  • Outputting dynamic text

The Operational Trail

  • Inserting code comments
  • Exploring Data Types
  • Variables
  • Strings
  • String functions
  • Numbers part one: Integers
  • Numbers part two: Floating points
  • Arrays
  • Associative arrays
  • Array functions
  • Booleans
  • NULL and empty
  • Type juggling and casting
  • Constants

Control Structures: Logical Expressions

  • If statements
  • Else and else if statements
  • Logical operators
  • Switch statements
  • Control Structures: Loops
  • While loops
  • For loops
  • Foreach loops
  • Continue
  • Break

Understanding array pointers

  • User-Defined Functions
  • Defining functions
  • Function arguments
  • Returning values from a function
  • Multiple return values
  • Scope and global variables
  • Setting default argument values
  • Debugging
  • Common problems
  • Warnings and errors
  • Debugging and troubleshooting

Building Web Pages with PHP

  • Links and URLs
  • Using GET values
  • Encoding GET values
  • Encoding for HTML
  • Including and requiring files
  • Modifying headers
  • Page redirection
  • Output Buffering

Working with Forms and Form Data

  • Building forms
  • Detecting form submissions
  • Single-page form processing
  • Validating form values
  • Problems with validation logic
  • Displaying validation errors
  • Custom validation functions
  • Single-page form with validations
  • Working with Cookies and Sessions
  • Working with cookies
  • Setting cookie values
  • Reading cookie values
  • Unsetting cookie values
  • Working with sessions

MySQL Basics

  • MySQL introduction
  • Creating a database
  • Creating a database table
  • CRUD in MySQL
  • Populating a MySQL database
  • Relational database tables
  • Populating the relational table
  • Using PHP to Access MySQL
  • Database APIs in PHP
  • Connecting to MySQL with PHP
  • Retrieving data from MySQL
  • Working with retrieved data
  • Creating records with PHP
  • Updating and deleting records with
  • PHP
  • SQL injection
  • Escaping strings for MySQL
  • Introducing prepared statements

Building a Content Management System (CMS)

  • Blueprinting the application
  • Building the CMS database
  • Establishing your work area
  • Creating and styling the first page
  • Making page assets reusable
  • Connecting the application to the database
  • Using Site Navigation to Choose Content
  • Adding pages to the navigation subjects
  • Refactoring the navigation
  • Selecting pages from the navigation
  • Highlighting the current page
  • Moving the navigation to a function

Application CRUD

  • Finding a subject in the database
  • Refactoring the page selection
  • Creating a new subject form
  • Processing form values and adding subjects
  • Passing data in the session
  • Validating form values
  • Creating an edit subject form
  • Using single-page submission
  • Deleting a subject
  • Cleaning up
  • Assignment: Pages CRUD
  • Assignment results: Pages CRUD

Building the Public Area

  • The public appearance
  • Using a context for conditional code
  • Adding a default subject behaviour
  • The public content area
  • Protecting page visibility
  • Regulating Page Access
  • User authentication overview
  • Admin CRUD
  • Encrypting passwords
  • Salting passwords
  • Adding password encryption to CMS
  • New PHP password functions
  • Creating a login system
  • Checking for authorization
  • Creating a logout page

Advanced PHP Techniques

  • Using variable variables
  • Applying more array functions
  • Building dates and times:
  • Epoch/Unix
  • Formatting dates and times: Strings and SQL
  • Setting server and request variables
  • Establishing global and static variable scope
  • Making a reference assignment
  • Using references as function arguments
  • Using references as function return values

Introduction to Object-Oriented Programming (OOP)

  • Introducing the concept and basics of OOP
  • Defining classes
  • Defining class methods
  • Instantiating a class
  • Referencing an instance
  • Defining class properties
  • OOP in Practice
  • Understanding class inheritance
  • Setting access modifiers
  • Using setters and getters
  • Working with the static modifier
  • Reviewing the scope resolution operator
  • Referencing the Parent class
  • Using constructors and destructors
  • Cloning objects
  • Comparing objects

Working with Files and Directories

  • File system basics
  • Understanding file permissions
  • Setting file permissions
  • PHP permissions
  • Accessing files
  • Writing to files
  • Deleting files
  • Moving the file pointer
  • Reading files
  • Examining file details
  • Working with directories
  • Viewing directory content

Sending Emails

  • Configuring PHP for email
  • Sending email with mail()
  • Using headers
  • Reviewing SMTP
  • Using PHPMailer

Program

  • Live Project

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