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PHP Basics

Course Summary

In this course I'll walk you through the basics of the language, ranging from basic statements to conditionals. We'll be creating a simple "Unit Converter" as well as a "Daily Exercise Program". We'll then finish up by combining those programs with HTML to create a personal webpage to demonstrate your skills.

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    Course Syllabus

    Getting to Know PHP

    PHP is one of the most widely used technologies on the internet today, supporting many large projects such as WordPress, Drupal, Wikipedia and Facebook. A conservative estimate is that 25% of the web is built on PHP. The driving force behind PHP has always been; to solve problems, and make it faster and easier to build web sites. Because of this drive, PHP is a great choice for creating simple yet powerful web sites and applications. 6 steps
    • Getting Started with PHP 3:35
    • Intro to Workspaces and PHP Code 3:53
    • Getting Started With PHP 5 questions
    • PHP Basic Usage 1 objective
    • PHP Comments 5:16
    • PHP Comments 5 questions

    Unit Converter

    PHP has 2 types of number variables: integers, for whole numbers such as 1 though 9, and floats, for fractions such as the cost of 1.99. In this course we'll be creating a simple unit converter which will use these number variables, along with arithmetic operators, to calculate weight and distance conversions. 8 steps

    Daily Exercise Program

    In this section, we'll continue to expand upon the skills you've learned, as we explore more data types and the logic needed to create a "Daily Exercise Program". We'll store each exercise in a STRING variable, then we'll use conditionals to control which exercise is displayed. 12 steps

    PHP on the Web

    In this section, we'll use PHP in combination with HTML to create your first PHP webpage. You'll learn how PHP can reduce busy work and maintenance, allowing us to work faster and be more productive. Finally we'll combine the previous scripts to create a personal webpage to demonstrate your skills. 9 steps

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1 - 4 hours / week

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