PHP Course

PHP

Course Overview

Web pages can be designed using HTML. With HTML, code execution is done on the user’s browser (client-side). On the other hand, with PHP server-side scripting language, it’s executed on the server before it gets to the web browser of the user.

PHP can be embedded in HTML, and it’s well suited for web development and the creation of dynamic web pages for web applications, e-commerce applications, and database applications. It’s considered a friendly language with abilities to easily connect with MySQL, Oracle, and other databases

PHP scripts can be used on most of the well-known operating systems like Linux, UNIX, Solaris, Microsoft Windows, MAC OS and many others. It also supports most web servers including Apache and IIS. Using PHP affords web developers the freedom to choose their operating system and web server.

PHP (Hypertext Preprocessor) is a widely-used open source general-purpose scripting language that is especially suited for web development and can be embedded into HTML.

Everyone can take up the course who may be a beginner or professional to enhance skills. To develop code on web platforms with backend support as PHP.

Individual must have Fundamental programming skills to take up the course.

With PHP there are many opportunities in the market as you can become developer, analyst, in many companies like thought works, Xerox, UST global, Microsoft, Zensar, third wire technologies many more.

The important concepts covered: Introduction of PHP, Exploring Data Types, Control Structures: Logical Expressions, Control Structures: Loops, User-Defined Functions, Debugging, Building Web Pages with PHP, Working with Forms and Form Data, Building a Content Management System (CMS), Advanced PHP Techniques. Introduction to Object-Oriented Programming (OOP).

PHP Course Syllabus

Introduction of 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 elseif 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