This beginner’s course is designed to thoroughly familiarise developers with the PHP and MySQL scripting and development environment.
Background to PHP, Installation and configuration, Embedding PHP tags, Adding comments, Using the Print function
Using variables, Dynamic variables, Data types, Defining arrays, Associative arrays, Manipulating arrays, Operators and expressions, If statements, Switch statements, The While statement, The For statement, Defining functions, Passing arguments
Forms overview, Capturing user input, Get and Post differences, Working with global variables, Handling file uploads
Establishing a connection, Setting up queries, Using SQL commands, Displaying results, Adding records, Modifying records, Deleting records
Overview of strategies, Using hidden fields, Creating query strings, Reading and setting cookies, Setting expiry dates, Deleting cookies, Overview of session functions, Using session variables, Tracking the session ID
Formatting strings, Manipulating strings, Searching strings, Regular expression functions, Replacing patterns in strings, Splitting strings, Formatting dates, Converting data types
Overview of PHP errors, Logging errors, Typical scripting errors, Debugging strategies, Using Print statements, The Debug function