Duration : 1 Month

Fees : 10,000 /-

PHP is one of the simplest server-side languages out there, and it was designed primarily for web development. Learning PHP is good not only because it adds one more language to your toolbelt, but also because there is a large number of sites currently built with Wordpress, a content management system (CMS) built with PHP.

Introduction of Web & 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
  • For each 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 Cookies and Sessions

  • 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

MySQL Basics

  • 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
  • Reading files
  • Examining file details
  • Working with directories
  • Viewing directory content

Sending Emails

  • Configuring PHP for email
  • Sending email with mail

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
  • Using headers
  • Reviewing SMTP
  • Using PHP Mailer
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