PHP is an object oriented general purpose language suitable for a wide variety of tasks. In this course, we'll learn how to use PHP as a server-side scripting language for use in web development.
The course consists of four units:
Unit 1: covers basic syntax, variables, and language features such as loops and decision constructs. We'll also learn how to download and install PHP as a part of the XAMPP distribution so it can be used in the context of a web server running on your local computer.
Unit 2: PHP's object oriented features will be learned, along with basic function syntax and scoping rules. We'll also talk about some useful string functions.
Unit 3: Associative arrays will be discussed in Unit 3. Arrays are the key to understanding the mechanism of sending and receiving data via the request mechanism in PHP. We'll learn how to work with data via REQUEST, GET, and POST, and we'll also cover some important server variables exposed by PHP.
Unit 4: teaches how to integrate MySQL databases with PHP. The concentration here is on the PHP communication with MySQL using the mysqli class in an object oriented style. If you need a refresher on the MySQL, Checkout out MySQL course.
I hope you enjoy the course, and I look forward to working with you!