PHP Programming - PHP1

Course Outline
5 Sessions - 15 Hours of Interactive Training

PHP is a widely-used general-purpose scripting language that is especially suited for Web development and can be embedded into HTML. PHP has been awarded the Programming Language of 2004, according to the TIOBE Programming Community Index. PHP is now the most used web programming language on the internet coming in with more than 25,000,000 domains.

In this course you will learn to use the PHP programing language to write full-featured, interactive web applications. You'll learn the fundementals of the PHP language, the basic syntax of PHP, the capabilities of PHP, and how to embed PHP code into HTML documents. In additon to the capabilities and language fundamentals of PHP you'll learn how to accomplish major web applicaton tasks such as proccessing user input from web forms, saving application data to be used on later pages, storing data on the web server in files or databases, manipulating strings and dates, and you'll learn PHP support for object-oriented programming.

Module 1

1.0 What is PHP? - Include demo
1.1 Programming language used primarily for server-side scripting
1.2 Blend of PERL and C
1.3 Embedded into HTML code

2.0 HTML review
2.1 Basic HTML file layout
2.2 HTML tags used to format the text
2.3 HMTL form and user control tags

3.0 Embedding PHP tags
3.1 Opening and closing tags
3.2 Text insertion shortcut tag
3.3 Include and Require

4.0 Installing PHP
4.1 Windows and IIS
4.2 Unix and Apache
4.3 Configuring the install

5.0 Intro to Zend Studio integrated development environment (IDE)
5.1 Installing the evaluation version
5.2 Features of the IDE
5.3 Demo

Module 2
1.0 Identifiers
1.1 What is an identifier?
1.2 Rules for creating identifier names

2.0 Literals, constants, and variables
2.1 Literal data
2.2 When and how to use a constant
2.3 Declaring and assigning variables
2.4 Variable datatypes and type conversion
2.5 Substituting variables into string literals

3.0 Operators
3.1 Available operators
3.2 Operator evaluation order, precedence, and association

4.0 Arrays
4.1 Declaring and initializing an array
4.2 Accessing members of an array by index
4.3 Multidimensional arrays

5.0 Outputting text
5.1 Raw HTML
5.2 echo
5.3 print

Module 3

1.0 Control structures (conditionals and loops)
1.1 Conditionals (if and switch)
1.2 Loops (for, while, and do while)

2.0 Declaring and using functions
2.1 Calling built-in functions
2.2 Creating a user-defined function

3.0 Variable scope
3.1 Local

3.2 Global
3.3 SuperGlobal

4.0 Processing form and session data with SuperGlobals
4.1 _GET
4.2 _POST

Module 4

D1.0 Reading and writing files
1.1 Finding and manipulating files
1.2 Opening, reading, writing, and closing files
1.3 Other interesting file functions

2.0 Database access from within PHP
2.1 Database support in PHP
2.2 Generic database functions
2.3 Database-specific extensions
2.4 Database example using MySQL

Module 5

1.0 Handling strings and dates
1.1 String literals revisited
1.2 String handling functions
1.3 String regular expressions
1.4 Date functions

2.0 Object oriented programming and PHP
2.1 Concepts of OOP
2.2 Interface your code with COM
2.3 Creating and using custom objects in PHP

3.0 Debugging web pages with Zend Studio
3.1 Server and client components of Zend Studio
3.2 Setting breakpoints in you code
3.3 Starting the debugger
3.4 Examining variables

4.0 Certification requirements
4.1 Why should I get certified?
4.2 What is PHP certification?
4.3 How do I get certified?


Price £ 945 (Bundle of 5 ) Unlimited User Licence
Price £320 Single User Licence

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